Incorrect Citations

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5 Responses

  1. Bobby says:

    The appropriate response, from Annie Hall

    Man in Theatre Line: It just so happens I teach a class at Columbia called “TV, Media, and Culture.” So I think my insights into Mr. MaMcLuhan, well, have a great deal of validity!
    Alvy Singer: Oh, do ya? Well, that’s funny, because I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here, so, so, yeah, just let me… [pulls McLuhan out from behind a nearby poster]… Come over here for a second… tell him!
    Marshall McLuhan: I heard what you were saying! You know nothing of my work!…How you got to teach a course in anything is totally amazing!
    Alvy Singer: [breaking the fourth wall] Boy, if life were only like this!

  2. Chris says:

    This could start a new meme, “Law Professor Problems.” 😉

  3. Solution says:

    Well, I will help you out by never citing you. If everyone follows, you will not have this “problem” again. Be flattered you were mentioned and move right along. As important as you may like to think your work is, this incorrect citation is unlikely to harm anything other than your ego.

  4. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    Solution: Ouch!

  5. SecondYearProf says:

    It is the responsibility of law review editors to ensure that each citation supports the text “above the line”. If the error is particularly egregious, I see no reason not to alert the editors of the piece.