Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), Study: Law Review Article Selection Is Biased:
Law reviews are biased in favor of publishing their own faculty and
that bias hurts the quality of the articles selected for publication.
Those are the conclusions of a new article by Albert Yoon entitled "Editorial Bias in Legal Academia," forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Analysis. The paper has three key findings:
- law reviews are systematically biased in favor of publishing articles by their own faculty
- the bias in favor of publishing the school's own faculty results in lower quality articles
- faculty tend to publish their lower quality articles in their own school's law reviews