Quote from: unlvcrjchick on June 23, 2006, 06:12:31 PMYou graded onto Law Review, Jacy? I thought you said in an earlier thread that you had entered the write-on competition? The competition at my school ends on Sunday, and I honestly don't know why I'm even bothering entering; cite-checking and proofreading other people's work doesn't exactly sound an interesting pastime.
You graded onto Law Review, Jacy? I thought you said in an earlier thread that you had entered the write-on competition? The competition at my school ends on Sunday, and I honestly don't know why I'm even bothering entering; cite-checking and proofreading other people's work doesn't exactly sound an interesting pastime.
J D, you sound like you are at Illinois.
Good news is going around today. I also made roughly the top 5% at my school, and while its not official until I get the phone call, graded on to law review.I hope you were as happy as I was, and congrats!Also, I second all the advice you gave. Working hard and working steady is the way to go. Cramming doesn't work. If you are diligent, you can take reasonable breaks when you need to (sick, tired, etc), and try your best to stay current so you can focus solely on exam prep. Different people use different techniques, and finding what works best for you (as opposed to doing what everyone else says they're doing) is the way to go. I know EVERYONE says that, but its really the only advice that's applicable to everyone.
The institutional structure does not, however, allow students to continue to suffer privately. Instead, the results of the Law Review competition spread like wildfire as soon as classes reconvene in the fall. Those students who "made it" experience a palpable change in status, a result of the significance attached to law review membership in the legal community. Those students who do not make it, although not obviously penalized or treated with overt disrespect, must now reckon with the fact that they are not among those classmates to receive the positive reinforcement from professors and classmates that accompanies Law Review membership -- and in public, no less. Not only is this failure experienced publicly as a stigma of the discredited, but for many students it follows several months of silently carrying the knowledge of a discreditable stigma and fearing its exposure. The determination of Law Review membership takes on such significance precisely because of this timing -- the publicizing of who made it is experienced as the "outing" of the feelings of inadequacy that those with an unremarkable exam performance had kept quiet for so long.
I do not think jacy85 made law review ... i mean, look at Butlaw, he jlsut made the Dean's List and its confidence has gone up enough to take himself seriously .. if jacy would have made Law Review she would not even psot here anymore ..