Davies' Research on Law Review Circulation Cited
An article in the ABA Journal made mention of research by Professor Ross Davies regarding falling circulation numbers for paid subscriptions to law reviews.
According to Davies, editor of the Green Bag journal of law, no major law review had more than 2,000 paying subscribers in 2011. Circulation numbers for the subscriptions are at an all-time low since the U.S. Postal Service began requiring law reviews to track circulation.
Last year at a judicial conference, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. expressed a lack of enthusiasm for the content of law reviews in general, prompting the ABA Journal to ask in its article, "Are law review articles so boring that no one wants to pay to read them?"
Was Chief Justice Roberts Right? Law Review Circulation Reaches New Lows, ABA Journal, February 29, 2012. By Debra Cassens Weiss.