As first reported by Paul Caron, Thomson Reuters has sold its law academic publishing division to Eureka Growth Capital. West Academic, Foundation and Gilbert will now be part of West Academic Publishing. Given the increasing transition to digital materials with hyperlinks - first with TWEN (which presumably stays part of the Thomson Reuters stable) and soon with digital texts - I'm curious about how Thomson and West Academic Publishing will (or will not) continue to integrate their products. Is Thomson Reuters planning on creating its own digital law school textbook line?
In the early 1970's, law schools expanded dramatically as more and more women enrolled. Millard Ruud, and later James White, ABA consultants on legal education, wrote about this phenomenon - and related job placement challenges - in a series of ABA Journal articles from 1972 to 1975. While the context is different - tuition, for one thing, has gone through the roof - these pieces remain interesting reading for those following the current crisis. Citations to, and selected excerpts from, The Burgeoning Law School Enrollment series are here.
There is information about recent events at Brooklyn College here and also here (and follow the various links). Brooklyn College President Gould's latest, and strong, statement on the matter is here. The petition is here, and has already been signed by hundreds of academic philosophers. Since a law professor, Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School, has been leading the charge against Brooklyn College, I hope law professors, including those at Harvard, will sign this petition to make clear where the legal academic community stands on this issue. (You may include identifying information in the "comment" section of the petition.)
The highlights from this round of revisions include the following: First, there has been movement toward Scholastica and we have tried to track which law reviews prefer Scholastica or exclusively accept through that channel. Second, the chart now includes, where available, information about whenjournals are open to receive articles—i.e. the opening date for the submission season.