The Clinical Law Teaching & Practice eJournal, sponsored by New York Law School and edited by Rick Marsico and Stephen Ellmann, is a part of the Legal Scholarship Network, which in turn is part of SSRN, the Social Science Research Network. SSRN is a website on which scholars from around the world post their work, including works-in-progress and also published pieces, so that their scholarship is readily available to other scholars. In other words, it is a way of bringing scholarship to others’ attention, not only because we all want our work noticed, but also so that readers can learn from the pieces they download and authors can learn from the feedback they receive.
We will be happy to post any work of clinical scholarship, from clinicians in the United States and elsewhere. There is no fee to either the authors of posted works or to those who download them. Anyone who is presenting a paper at a clinical conference, such as an AALS workshop or a regional clinical meeting, or at one of the clinical scholarship workshop series now meeting in various parts of the country, would be welcome to post his or her work; so would authors who simply have drafts which they would like others to be able to read.
Please do not hesitate to contact Rick Marsico if you have any questions about the Clinical Law Teaching & Practice eJournal. If you have a piece you would like posted, please contact Natasha Neystmith (212-431-2312, Natasha.Neysmith@nyls.edu) at New York Law School. She will be happy to take you through the quite modest steps involved in posting your article.
If you are new to SSRN, you may be interested in a PowerPoint presentation created by Associate Professor of Law Susan Duncan at the University of Louisville. The presentation, “Demystifying the SSRN Process,” is available on Professor Duncan’s blog by clicking here.
There is more to say about how the eJournal, and SSRN, work. Continue reading below for frequently asked questions. Simply click on any question to see its explanation: