In the 1979 inaugural issue of the Michigan Law Review’s annual survey of books related to the law, Professor Cavers wrote an enthusiastic and hopeful introduction. He characterized the journal’s effort as a “bold innovation” that would benefit lawyers; law professors, both domestic and foreign; scholars in other disciplines, such as the social sciences; and the marketplace of ideas generally. As the annual survey approached its twentieth anniversary, Professor Schneider provided a fascinating, frank description of the Book Review issue’s origins during his tenure as the Michigan Law Review’s Editor- in-Chief. Happily, this annual Book Review issue continues to thrive. A few years after the inaugural issue, I arrived at the University of Michigan as a young lawyer on a new career path to law librarianship. I chose Michigan in order to benefit from the combined excellence of its library school, its law school, and its law library. I was unaware of this homegrown “bold innovation” that would become a part of my work for years to come. As an alumna of the University of Michigan’s School of Library Science (now the School of Information) and a former member of the law school’s library staff, I am honored to recognize Michigan’s distinct contribution to the legal profession by introducing this year’s commentary on a typically impressive and eclectic array of titles.
Linda S. Maslow,
The Enduring Value of Books Related to the Law: A Librarian's Perspective,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol113/iss6/1