Law School Discussion

Is law review really worth it?

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2006, 12:44:47 PM »
yes

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2006, 11:15:28 PM »
Besides, two years after you graduate the only two things that will matter are where you graduated from and if you were on Law Review. 


You mean besides work experience, area of expertise, legal connections, and reputation?  In that case, I agree with you.

I'm not talking about getting a job interview. Those factors are all highly relevant when trying to get your first job. My point was in two years nobody is going to care what we got on our contracts or torts exams, but law review will still count. 

This from a guy who hasnt started law school yet?

Not saying LR isn't important, cause it is, but what does this guy know about its prestige when he hasn't started school yet?

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2006, 07:12:12 AM »
uh...I'm pretty sure I finished two years already.

Did you? My bad then... I thought you were in the application cycle currently... maybe someone else from LSN with the same name??  Sorry

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2006, 10:56:37 AM »
There is a "whoisjohngalt" registered under the PRE-LAW boards who was applying this past cycle.  That's probably where the mix-up originated.

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2006, 12:35:51 PM »
I know Jacy, and am willing to bet $10 she makes law review. 

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Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2006, 07:52:16 PM »
I'm more than grateful for the confidence, but part of me is still thinking I should take that bet, and win $10 when I don't!   ;) :D

Seriously though, I want to thank everyone that was encouraging/motivating.  The replies I got really helped, even though it made me a little sad that other people seeking the same sort of encouragement seemed to get unkind words. It was great to hear that I wasn't the only one that absolutely hated the process.  I'm glad its over, and will find out sometime in early July if I made it.

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Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2006, 09:10:06 PM »
The proper answer is:

If you make it onto law review, it is TOTALLY worth it. If you try and fail, then it would have totally been a waste of time and you are SO glad you didn't get on.

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2006, 09:48:26 PM »
Itís all good.


so you're not this guy?

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=JohnGaltLSD

He's got a profile under the pre law side as JohnGalt. 

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2006, 07:47:30 PM »
I'm so glad this post is here because I am having the same problem. However, my school has several journals...I'm sure I won't make law review (mediocre grades/legal writing grade) but I may have a shot at one of the others. I have NO desire to do this at all and my goal is to work in a small/mid-size firm.

I do, however, have a huge interest in moot court/mock trial and I think my chances are very good at making one or the other (moot court, of course will be first priority).

I've been stewing over this all day...cause I have to buckle down tomorrow if so...

If I'm extremely confident that I'll make moot court/mock trial and have no desire to do a journal, do you still think a journal essential to get a firm job, and thus I should do it anyway?

I'm getting very mixed responses but if I decide to do it, my life is going to be hell for the next week (cause i'm in summer school AND have a job).

Thanks in advance!

(ps...I'm at a Teir 1 school but not a T14)

Re: Is law review really worth it?
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2006, 09:43:04 PM »
A different person; must be another objectivist.

If that is what you would have us believe....