Monday, October 27, 2014

"Are you a Chicago-style (Quantity) or a Harvard-style (Quality) scholar?" - I try to be both at the same time

The other day, the TaxProf Blog linked to an Orin Kerr blogpost rightly noting two distinct styles in legal academia: the Chicago style, which involves writing a lot, and the Harvard style, which involves trying to make fewer but more significant, comprehensive, and well-thought-through statements.

A blog with regular entries, like this one, is clearly a Chicago-style enterprise.

But in my academic writing, I try to be both at the same time: closer to Chicago than Harvard frequency, but (apart from a few quick commissioned pieces and such) with the aim of putting more into each project than the Chicago approach deems necessary.

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