The Scribes Manual for Law Review Editors

Edited by: Darby Dickerson, Brooke J. Bowman

Tags: Law School Study Aids

354 pp $45.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-2271-6
eISBN 978-1-5310-2272-3

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Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers is a respected national organization devoted to improving legal writing. Members include judges, attorneys, law professors, law librarians, and student-editors.

The Scribes Manual for Law Review Editors is the definitive source for student-editors who seek to excel in their positions and improve their journals. The manual includes detailed and practical guidance from law professors and law librarians who have significant experience working on and with law reviews. Readers will learn more about journal structure and organization, editing, leadership, and relationships critical to the publication process and success of the journal as an organization.

The book's authors use the terms "law review" and "law journal" as synonyms throughout, so regardless of the student-edited journal's name, this Manual will help new editors understand their roles and responsibilities and learn how their work fits within their law school's program of legal education.

"There hasn't been a book like this before, a book to help students understand and appreciate solicitation and editing of articles, leadership and operations of a law journal, academic and personal mentorship of editors and staff, and relationships with authors. . . . So if you're a law review editor or you aspire to be one, or if you're a faculty advisor to a law review, this is the book you've been waiting for." Mark E. Wojcik, Legal Writing Prof Blog