October 14, 2008
A Word to the Wise About Law Review Author Agreements
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

Keep them in a single, clearly marked file.

I consider myself an eminently organized person, but I just got flattered with a request to put two of my older articles into an anthology, and didn't know (a) whether I had the right to give permission, and (b) where the agreements were.  I put law review author agreements right up there with the HIPAA disclosures that I have to sign when I go to the doctor (or maybe the raft of documents during a house closing telling me my mortgage is going to be sold and securitized, then backed by an AIG credit default swap) in terms of "life is too short to bother reading this."  After scrambling around on my hands and knees for about fifteen minutes, I found the first agreement, which clearly provides that I retained the copyright and the right to reproduce.   I can't find the second one, so I have a call into the law review. 

You heard it here first.

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Comments (6)

1. Posted by Dave! on October 14, 2008 @ 8:42 | Permalink

Better yet, scan them and keep the PDF on your computer (backed up, of course).


2. Posted by Michael Froomkin on October 14, 2008 @ 21:09 | Permalink

Or, better yet, keep all your copyrights. And consult the copyright experiences wiki for ammunition if a journal won't let you keep your copyright.

(And contribute your author agreements to the wiki too, please.)


3. Posted by mortgage broker brisbane on September 18, 2011 @ 19:47 | Permalink

Amendments are long due for mortgages being sold as securities and exchanges. It is what has caused the fiscal deficit.


4. Posted by certified financial planning on October 18, 2011 @ 23:43 | Permalink

The Securitization process itself was a good financial model. But with the grand conspiracy of allowing people to enter debt and selling them with the knee-jerk approval of credit firms have ruined the process.


5. Posted by Coach Factory on April 24, 2012 @ 1:43 | Permalink

I didn't know Curley Howard played for BYU!


6. Posted by Derrick Patterson on January 10, 2013 @ 8:23 | Permalink

Reading the contract carefully on mortgage refinance massachusetts is what I have done when engaging myself in loaning. That is to avoid any future problems that may arise because of not reading the contract carefully.

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