Moral Discourse and Family Law

It seems appropriate in the early stages of an experiment in legal publishing to say something about it, if only because few forms have been as resistant to innovation as the law review. The creation of a section for correspondence regarding recent articles provides a medium for conducting just the national discourse which scholarship aspires to provoke and which does occur in private conversations or letters and, occasionally, in panels at professional meetings. To talk in print about a colleague’s work – to praise it, qualify it, pursue suggested or alternate lines of thought – is not only an enjoyable thing to do but promises to facilitate more focused interchanges of ideas and research than has previously been possible.