Saturday, March 17, 2018
Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), How Much Time Does It Take to Write a Law Review Article?:
How long does it take to write a law review article? This question sometimes arises as law faculties balance the competing expectations of teaching, service, and scholarship. ...
In an attempt to develop some back-of-the-envelope estimates on the amount of time to write a law review article, I ran the following poll on Twitter. The poll received 246 votes and the results appear to reflect a fairly surprising degree of consensus.
Of course, some articles will require more time and some less time, so this estimate is only meaningful in the aggregate. In addition, some respondents answered only based on actual "writing" time, while other respondents may have included research time. Thus, the total amount of time required to produce a law review article (writing + research) is likely longer.