Current Law Students / Re: PSA: I'm a 3L and these are the things I would have done/plan to do differently« on: January 09, 2009, 03:41:58 AM »
Would have gunned harder for a Law Review board position (although I would probably have regretted it).
Why would I have regretted it? Because LR board would have overwhelmed my entire 3L year, prevented me from reaching my other goals, and made me hate my life in general. It probably would not have helped with getting a clerkship, since LR seemed to be enough for most judges.
Why do you regret not having gunned for a board spot, then?
Because it would have been nice for my resume, and a high position would have opened up a lot of doors.
What doors do you think are now closed? Sorry for all the questions.
It's not that they're closed--it's that in some instances it would have helped to open them. Now I have to try to do other things to push those doors open! Most important would be a CoA clerkship. I'm a good candidate, but not great, so I think it could have bumped me up a bit. Secondly, there is a small boutique firm I am interested in that appears to value a board membership (almost every attorney on their website has one). Lastly would be academia, which I suspect is not for me anyway.