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Law Reviews Continue to Cite Blogs

Orin Kerr reports that law reviews and other scholarly journals are citing the Volokh Conspiracy bloggers with increasing frequency.  Kerr reports that VC blog citations rose from 14 citations in 2004 to an all-time high of 69 citations in 2006, and 43 citations in 2007.  Kerr believes that the number of citations for 2007 will increase, however, as journals post their final 2007 issues to the Westlaw database. Not surprisingly, Eugene Volokh doesn't think there's anything improper about citing a blog in a law review article, and he offers some tips on how to do it correctly.

Not all blogs have matched the Volokhs' success. The Conglomerate shares that it's had 17 cites in 2007 and 20 cites in 2006, roughly the same as Volokh's numbers from 2004 and 2005.

Have any practicing lawyers been cited in scholarly blogs?  If you have, drop a comment below and let us know where.  And for those who don't have academia's benefit of unlimited Westlaw access, you might try checking Google Scholar.  It's a poor proxy for this kind of search, but the price is right.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on January 31, 2008 at 06:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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