So what reason for not doing law review beyond "I tried but failed" would you find compelling?
If all jobs just picked the person with the best interview, there'd just be a lot of friendly but incompetent people. Besides, as wonderful as you think you are in an interview, you're probably on par with just most people. That's encompassed in my "roughly equal."
I find that, despite the many rationalizations, most people who didn't apply for journals just didn't think they'd get on.
No offense, but it doesn't really matter what "you'd do." Lots of employers, particularly big firms, want to see law review. They value it much more than they value any of the things you listed.I don't think YBR has an inflated sense of self worth as much as you are hypersensitive about the fact that you weren't on law review. Just my two cents.
If you don't try out for it, it is because you are being lazy and immature. You are simply saying, "I don't think that'd be fun, so I'm not doing it." HTH. End of thread.
Brilliant response. Thanks for the insight.