A law review editor at New York University School of Law has admitted that cite-checking her journal’s pending law review articles “sucks big time” and should be outsourced to lawyers in India, who are considered more qualified to handle the task.
The second-year law student, who asked not to be identified given poor prospects for a future job, expressed exasperation with the excessive hours required to check that “commas are commas and that question marks are not italicized. C’mon, people, isn’t there a fucking app for this yet? I’m a law student, not a goddamn monkey!”
The Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review would not comment other than through a written statement issued by the law school, which stated that any editor complaining about cite-checking in the future “would never find work in the legal profession again. Punks.”