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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Law Review Submission Season Stories of Inspiration: Written Apology from YLJ!

Two years ago, the editors of The Yale Law Journal actually apologized to me, in writing, for not publishing my article.

Perhaps they will make amends by publishing my most recent piece.  Indeed, they said they hoped to see it - which has kept me going:

Dear Prof. Foley,

Thank you for submitting your work,
Guantanamo and Beyond: Dangers of Rigging the Rules, to The Yale Law Journal.  We are sorry that we will not be able to publish it.  Each year, we receive many excellent submissions from which we can select only a handful for publication. We appreciate having had the chance to consider your manuscript and hope you will continue to submit your work to us.

Sincerely,
The Yale Law Journal

Posted by Brian J. Foley on February 28, 2009 at 11:09 PM in Life of Law Schools, Teaching Law | Permalink

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You made them wait two years? You. Bastard.


Posted by: John Greenman | Mar 1, 2009 12:31:56 AM

Yes, there's been a lot of hurt. And heartache. But I think I'm ready to accept the apology and give our relationship another shot.

Posted by: Brian J. Foley | Mar 1, 2009 11:18:20 AM

Maybe you can blame your cover letter.
http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2009/02/pimps-prostitutes-and-placements-drafting-the-cover-letter-to-law-journals.html

Posted by: Tim Zinnecker | Mar 1, 2009 1:23:19 PM

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