Question to Current or Recent Law Review Articles Editors:

Someone asked me -- when one circulates an article to law reviews, is it helpful to include a short abstract at the start, or should you let the Introduction do the talking (perhaps with a few things said in the cover letter that aren't as easy to say in the Introduction, such as how hot and novel the proposal is)?

I'd love to hear your views, if you now are or have recently been a law review articles editor. Thanks!