fewer LR notes than spots available

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fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:25 pm

theoretically speaking there should be 15 spots for student notes in our school's LR every year. that's what our LR administrator told us too. but due to some obscure reason only about 12-13 notes ended up appearing in this year and last year's LRs.


why so? are there so few good ones sto fill the spots? even among the top-achievers?



what about your school?

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:47 pm

Sometimes there is a very poor match of editor & a particular writer resulting in a non-published work product.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:07 pm

what do you mean by poor match?
you mean 3L editor and 2L writer?

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:08 pm

Yes.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:16 pm

but it is hard to imagine not being able to pick 15 notes from, say, 35 notes by top achievers.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:31 pm

Not every article researched, written & edited is publishable even though the topic is current.
Law professors have been known to "shop" around for a law review or law journal willing to publish their work.
Maybe your law review has high standards.
P.S. Just be very careful about citing law review articles in a trial court; best to do this only when the trial judge authored the article.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:36 pm

what makes a note, otherwise well researched, edited ... etc ... still unpublishable?

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:43 pm

Maybe the executive editor didn't agree that the article was done well.
Even J.K. Rowling had her manuscript rejected by many publishers before getting a contract.
Without knowing specifics it is too difficult to guess at all the reasons only 40% of the finished articles were published by a particular law review. Law review politics, disagreement among editors over the author's conclusions, etc.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous Loser » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what makes a note, otherwise well researched, edited ... etc ... still unpublishable?


If the note's claim has been preempted by another recent publication(s), then it is unlikely to be published.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:14 pm

but a note does not have to be pre-empted unless another article makes exactly the same claim.

as for court rulings, the note should not be pre-empted, unless it was a supreme court decision.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby 270910 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:16 pm

Pretty big difference between publishable note and note that will be published. A lot of people put in the work to get over the first bar and fulfill the requirement of the journal without trying to go for the substantially more difficult task of fulfilling the second hurdle.

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Re: fewer LR notes than spots available

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:12 pm

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