Quick Response to Todd on Article Length:
Just to clarify in response to Todd's comment below on law review article lengths, I don't favor replacing the old standard for article length with a new hard rule. I think the old norm had gotten out of whack: Absent any length guidelines from journals, authors were gradually moving to a world in which longer and longer articles were the norm. I see the new policy as a standard, not a hard rule; the key insight driving the change is that most articles can be a lot shorter than they are. I agree with Todd that some articles need to be longer, especially in more technical fields, and I hope and expect that law review editors recognize that. Put another way, I see the goal of the reform as reorienting the standards, not replacing a standard with a rule.