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)