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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 08:09:33 PM »
Thanks, LL.  So where did you end up getting offers from?  Did it matter you were a student?  Did they require Resume Class Rank etc...?

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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 09:11:20 PM »
Seriously, why the hell do people do law review? I understand it's a "great credential" and poo, but it seems like such a major pain in the ass at a time when you need major pains in the ass the least.

I did it for the credential reason.  I had mediocre grades, and I ended up doing much better at OCI than my grades would have predicted - it was probably cause of law review, or my charming personality.  Plus at my school we need to write two substantial papers, and LR takes care of one of them.  Overall it's not really that much work at all - I had one assignment that took about 25-30 hours during 1st semester, and other than that maybe another 5 or 6 short assignments spread throughout the year that took 1-3 hours each.   

And why would 2L be a time when you need major pains in the ass the least?

Yikes.  I put in 300 hours for law review the first semester, plus the case note.  I guess every school is different.