Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another Law Review Adds Online Companion

Environmental Law, a law review published by the Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon, has introduced a blog-like online companion entitled Environmental Law Online.

The supplement provides access to the articles of the journal, as well as to case reviews of 9th Circuit court decisions and to comments.

According to BoleyBlogs! , the legal research blog of the Lewis & Clark Law School Boley Law Library:

"Environmental Law Online joins a growing list of elite law reviews with online companions, including The Yale Law Journal’s Pocket Part, Harvard Law Review’s The Forum, Michigan Law Review’s First Impressions, Northwestern University Law Review’s Colloquy, Texas Law Review’s See Also, Virginia Law Review’s In Brief, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review’s PENNumbra".
Earlier Library Boy posts on the subject include:
  • Yale Law Journal "Pocket Part" (November 8, 2005): "(...) the site provides a forum for discussion and up-to-date additional information on articles. An interesting concept that one hopes many other law journals will emulate."
  • Blogs Have Impact on Law Reviews (March 1, 2006): "Kevin O'Keefe at LexBlog has posted a piece entitled 'Law blogs impacting law reviews : Wall Street Journal'. It discusses how many scholars dissatisfied with the constraints of traditional law reviews have started contributing 'relevant and timely commentary' to Internet sites and blogs. O'Keefe adds that law reviews are also offering original content on the Internet and cites the example of Harvard and Yale that now offer original web-based, or blog-like, supplements to their print publications."
  • Yale Law Journal on the Future of Legal Scholarship (September 8, 2006): "The September 2006 issue of the Pocket Part, the online companion to the Yale Law Journal, features a series of papers about the future of legal scholarship. The papers discuss the challenges that the Internet and public blogs can pose to scholarly debate..."
  • More and More Original Legal Scholarship Going Online (February 12, 2007): "The Virginia Law Review has created an online companion publication called In Brief: '(I)t joined the law journals at Yale, Harvard, Penn, and Michigan in a growing trend among the country’s leading law reviews to publish original scholarship on the Internet. ... [Editor-in-Chief Jim] Zucker (...) believes that past and current Law Review managing boards possessed a uniform sense that the future of legal scholarship is online. Among other advantages, these boards recognized that online companions can truncate the publication process, which may take as much as a year from the point of an article’s submission to its publication'."

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