Law reviews, Legal scholarship, Empirical legal studies
Legal Writing and Research
We do not need to worry about the consumers of law reviews because they really do not exist. A few professors who author texts must read some of the articles, but most volumes are purchased to decorate law school library shelves. The only purchasers of law reviews outside of academe are law firms which gladly pay for the volumes even though no one reads them.
Stier, Max; Klaus, Kelly M.; Bagatell, Dan L.; and Rachlinski, Jeffrey J., "Law Review Usage and Suggestions for Improvement: A Survey of Attorneys, Professors, and Judges" (1992). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 644.
Max Stier et al., "Law Review Usage and Suggestions for Improvement: A Survey of Attorneys, Professors, and Judges", 44 Stanford Law Review (1992)