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In at Georgetown.

Now to decide on 45k to U.Texas or possibly nothing at GULC...

That's not a bad situation to be in. Congratulations  :)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 28, 2008, 06:11:15 PM »
Right, I co-sign to what A said on the experience.  I was an ME for the law review at my school and getting a titled position was a pretty big deal within the journal, for reasons I didn't understand fully until I got into the practice. 

Our law review was basically divided into 2 halves in terms of production. We had the Articles Editors who would actually READ 100's and 100's of articles and recommend which articles we should publish.  To me, I didn't have that much time to read articles in depth b/c of some other commitments like BLSA and the like, and I was one of the rare breed who actually liked blue booking, so being a Managing Editor was right up my alley because the ME's on our law review basically took the articles recommended by the AE's, and assigned them out to the 2L slaves staff members to work on.  The 2L's would blue book and cite check the articles through several rounds, and at the end of each round I basically had to double check their work.  Fortunately, the 2L's who made law review tend to be fairly accurate with their blue booking and somewhat diligent with pulling sources so it made my job pretty easy to be honest.  I basically came in, took their work, fine tuned it, ran it past the EIC for a final review and then shipped it out to the publisher, lexis and westlaw.

As far as time commitment we published 4 times a year so whenever we got close to a publishing date it got hectic but that's to be expected. Aside from that, not too bad.  Again, I had a good staff so it helped out a lot. 


Why so (@ bolded)?  B/c of level of responsibility?

Our board is divided similarly but the "executive" editors review the 2L work so I imagine the responsibilities of the ME fall more in line with what Alci described.  We publish 6 issues per year  (oh joy!  :( ).

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 28, 2008, 11:32:39 AM »
Managing editor at the moment (see PM for reasons why). But not completely sure of all that it entails.  What do you mean by "fairly substantial time commitment"? Assuming how substantial is position dependent, do you know which positions require the greatest time commitment?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 28, 2008, 09:57:14 AM »
If you were an editor before, I don't think being a senior editor (assuming this is not a board position) gets you much except being able to say you were on the journal another year...and that's of dubious value.  In my experience, the fact that you were on a journal matters more than how long you did it.  That said, if being a senior editor isn't that much work, then you might do it just for kicks.

Actually, I did mean board position (forgot the appropriate term).  Does that change your response?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 28, 2008, 09:08:34 AM »
What kind of ROI has anyone here seen from serving in a "senior" editor board position on his/her journal during 3L?  For example, did it help with clerkship opps,  enhance managerial skills, or help with getting and inside viewpoint on how to get published (for those wanting to go into academia)?  What was the time commitment like and did you find the experience to be worth the commitment? 

tyia

EDIT: for proper term

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:12:55 PM »
Creepy.
Lately I'm feeling the need to limit access to my info. and it seems an impossible feat

An even greater incentive to lead a clean and upstanding life ;). 

Without a doubt  ;). However, computers and the internet render information easily manipulable (like in your friends' case) which can have a diminishing effect on those efforts (yes, being clean and upstanding takes a substantial effort for some of us people). 

I've had headhunters contact me at work over the past year to fill positions in my former field (which I left two years ago).  A few times I've directly asked the question of how they found me, but have never received a straight answer (which is why I posed that question to Burning Sands). I have to wonder how much of it is my carelessness on the internet versus their zealous digging for information. I'm no superstar like you and Sands, but I find the even minimal direct contact rather invasive.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:59:17 PM »
Creepy.

EDIT: That response does not directly answer my question.  Are you confirming my data mining suggestion?  Lately I'm feeling the need to limit access to my info. and it seems an impossible feat, especially when it's hard to tell where entities are getting their info from.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:30:19 PM »
Thanks!  Although you'll have to forgive this old man for being amused by the congrats for making law review 2.5 years ago :D.

Hey that's one thing that never seems to get old though in our profession oddly enough.  I've been in practice for over a year and recruiters still call me talking about "I see you made law review. Congrats."   :D

How do they know? Firm profile? Do they dig for this info? Somehow have your resume? (forgive my curiosity)

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Are you choosing between lenders?  Deciding how much to borrow?  Both can be school and location specific.  Your best source of information is probably your prospective school's financial aid office/website. 

There is also a thread in this forum on scholarships opportunities: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,24924.0.html

Hello Everyone,
I am new to the group/board. I am an 0L i wanted to ask the current law school students their suggestions for financial aid and loans in general. Thank you in advance  :)

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Credited.  :-[

lol told you not to read those :P

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