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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Around this time of year, everyone wants to know...

how to write an article that will end up in a top law review. Thankfully, the advice is being given away for free over at this handy new site, the ArticlesEditor Blog.  It's worth more than you'll pay for it.

Larry Solum seems to think it's a parody.  In light of the email that went out to a bunch of prawfs with blogs, I'm less sure of that. In fact, some of the tips were helpful. But I most liked Orin Kerr's subtle response to the e-pistle.

Dear Anonymous Articles Editor,

Thank you very much for your submission to the Volokh
Conspiracy, entitled "Law Review Articles Editors Blog."
We receive many requests to post material at the Volokh
Conspiracy, and unfortunately we are unable to accept
your submission at this time.  We hope you will continue
to submit to the Volokh Conspiracy, and we look forward to
reviewing your submissions in the future.

Orin Kerr
Co-Blogging Editor
Volume 7
The Volokh Conspiracy

Feel free to weigh in with other helpful advice or reactions to it...

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Parody or not, it contains tips that many authors would do well to read.

On a different note, I adore Orin Kerr's response.

Posted by: Alyssa Lathrop, 2L | Mar 24, 2008 1:22:59 AM

What? No, that's ridiculous. It's obviously parody. For example, the site include a pretty sarcastic restatement of the Columbia explanation for why their AE's want an electronic version of the article attached to expedite requests.

Although, one must say, the best measure of a fine parody is just how long one can read before deciding that it can't be serious.

Posted by: BDG | Mar 21, 2008 10:34:46 AM

I thought that was a joke by Solum. It seems pretty obviously to be serious advice.

Posted by: Chris | Mar 20, 2008 10:35:39 PM

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