« on: May 13, 2009, 12:47:29 AM »
I'm really confused about what to do. At my school, if you're selected for this human rights fellowship you have the option of doing separate bluebooing competition where you are basically guranteed a spot on a secondary journal, but then you can't compete in the unified writing competition for law review. I've been trying to finish the unified writing competition, but i'm nowhere near done. I need to finish a 10 page note by Thursday as well as 17 page blue booking excercise. I started the bluebooking excercise and gave up out of frustration and now i'm trying to write the note and have about 2 pages so far without the citations. It's so easy to throw in the towel, and just quit right now and do the other competition. I keep thinking even if I somehow complete this note, there is no telling what my grades will be this term, and if I'll even qualify for law review (you need to be in the top 1/3 to even compete, i'm currently in it but likely won't be once con law goes up) Thoughts? throw in the towel?
Here is the email I got from the editor:
"you will be given preferential treatment (ie - better odds) if you decide
to participate in the blank writing competition. However, by
competing in this process, you forfeit the right to participate in the
Unified Writing Competition (UWC). Therefore, if you would also like to be
considered for another journal such as Law Review you should participate in
In all honesty, we set this policy to attract blanks with a strong
desire to be on the journal (as opposed to simply handing positions out).
So, if you make a good faith effort, chances are you will make the cut.