Onward and upward with law reviews

by Walter Olson on August 9, 2012

Yale Law Journal masthead with Diversity Editor
The Yale Law Journal, following the lead of the California Law Review, now has a Diversity Editor.

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{ 7 comments }

1 Stella Baskomb 08.09.12 at 9:30 am

I wonder what a “Diversity Editor” actually, you know, edits?

2 John Burgess 08.09.12 at 10:06 am

@Stella: Different things.

3 mojo 08.09.12 at 10:35 am

Shouldn’t they have two , for, y’know – diversity?

4 John 08.09.12 at 10:39 am

Well, it does appear that it is printed in black & white. Perhaps the diversity editor can increase minority representation by demanding that the black letters appear in a larger font, thus gaining greater representation on each page.

5 kimsch 08.09.12 at 1:52 pm

Don’t editors use “red pens” to edit? or are they “blue pens”? Either way there’s a bit more diversity, black, white, and blue or red…. ;>P

6 DEM 08.09.12 at 3:50 pm

“CLR defines diversity as a ‘variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.’1 Such experiences include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender . . .”

I wonder how they determine which values and worldviews arise from race? And how do they keep tabs of all the different worldviews to make sure they have a “diverse” membership?

7 Mike 08.10.12 at 11:48 am

The problem with all this is that half the time the motto is “treat us all the same because we are all exactly the same” ..other times, like here, its “we are all different, thus diversity is needed”

(disclaimer: I’m half of an interracial marriage)

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