Law Reviews Invert Professor-Student Relationship

Author-editor clashes are common at these journals, the only scholarly publications that put students in charge

It's hard to imagine Andrea Russi driving a law professor into a rage, or to tears.

The new editor in chief of the UCLA Law Review looks even younger than her 24 years, and she is self-effacing both about the long hours she works -- "Your life ends," she says with a laugh -- and about the limits of her knowledge. "I read an entire tax article and could not make heads or tails of it."

Yet causing law professors anguish is part of the job description of law-review editors,