Are Law Reviews Useful to Courts?
Two commenters on Josh Blackman’s recent post about ideology and law reviews repeated a common assertion: “[F]ew courts or judges pay much attention to [law reviews].” “They serve no useful purpose except resume building.”
It’s hard to measure the value of law reviews, but here’s one data point: I did a quick search on Lexis for cases in just one year (2019) that cite an “L. Rev.” or an “L.J.,” and it y
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