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Theme of the Week

The Note is almost finished--it's now the home stretch towards the final edit. I really, really need to focus on writing this week, which means I really need to do a lot of blogging. (I know, it sounds contradictory, but I explained it recently. Trust me on this.)

To encourage all sorts of creative thought, I've given this week a theme. For a while now, I've had a number of oddball articles that I've been meaning to put up here, but I've not really gotten around to completing them. But since this week at Three Years of Hell is "Conservative Contrarianism" week, I should have plenty of good reason to put things on paper.

To give you a taste of what I'm talking about: for a while now, there's been a lot of moaning in the blogosphere about how picked upon conservatives are in academia. This week, I'm going to write about what's fun about being a conservative in the Ivy League. There's a lot of fun stuff that no one mentions that often, and it doesn't even involve secret handshakes.

Anyway, that's my theme this week. We'll hope I can sustain it for a whole seven days, but in any even, I hope it sustains me through the Note.


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I don't suppose that while writing your note and doing Law Review stuff you've ever come across any sort of program which lets you see who has cited another Author/Article? I know that there's something with that sort of functionality for science journals and was wondering if there was one for legal journals.
I always used to use Lexis or Westlaw for that (when I was a student and it was free). Just do a text search in "all journals" for the citation (e.g., 101 Colum. L. Rev. 469), and it'll come up. (I think that's essentially Shepherdizing.) To cast a wider net (i.e., those citations in scurrilous rags that do not, in all things and at all times, perfectly follow the Bluebook), title /s author should do it. TtP
Oh, and looking forward to fun-being-a-conservative.
With any luck, it posts tomorrow. The only delay is that it has to be approved: I'm including some stories by some classmates, and they'll need to approve things.
TtP: Unfortunately, Sherry is a UK-based student. I'm not sure that she has free access to Lexis/Westlaw. You might see if there's something clever at Google's new Scholar service.
I actually do have access to Lexis and Butterworths and seemingly everything else you can get with an Athens account. I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks!
Great! One more useful thing to know...
Thank you so much! I'm now sifting through the hundred or so results I got. Feels productive so it's good :)
Huh? Athens... UK, no lexis? I'm... not what you'd call tech-savvy. Oh well. Gonna have to check out that Google thing, tho'. Cool.

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