The part I am wondering about is writing on worth the extra effort. By that, I mean not just the time spent writing the Note to qualify, but the extra work required for law review during the rest of school. How much extra time is required for the work, and did anyone find that it took away from studying for other classes?
No one can really answer this, as at varies widely from journal to journal, school to school. In some cases, journal/LR isn't a lot of extra work. In other cases, it is a huge time commitment.
For me, it was a HUGE amount of work, but I would say that without a doubt that it was worth it. It sucked, but I will always have that qualification on my resume, along with a line for being a published author. And in this market, anything you have on your resume that might distinguish you from the next guy/girl is a good thing to have.