Did most students on LR receive A's in research and writing? The grading in my R&W class seemed somewhat arbitrary, and I know several people on my school's LR that received B's in R&W. Any B R&W students who also made their law review out there?? R&W class has been a sort of chip on my shoulder. I received a 3.46 gpa for the semester, but had a 3.6 in the subtantive courses. The two B's in research and writing killed my GPA.
Thank you for your comment. I am still waiting to hear back from the casenote competition. When did you hear back from your LR competition?
I know someone whose lowest grade was in LRW, and then wrote onto journal. I'd think the only correlation btwn LRW and LR is that SOME people who get As are just really good writers and can write anything, and they may be more likely to write on. Obviously not all good writers get As in LRW though, for whatever reason (bad teacher w/ arbitrary grading, the curve had to push someone down, etc.)And I agree w/ the above poster - try not to worry about the LR decision. Your worrying won't change the outcome at this point, so you should try to relax. And if you do make it, definitely enjoy the glory while it lasts, b/c learning to cite check and writing your comment SUCK.
I want to meet the person who first came up with cite checking, and punch them in the face.