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ONLY One Year on Law Review
« on: February 21, 2009, 02:20:09 AM »
I did not make it onto LR my 2L year.  However, I did make it my 3L year.  Will prospective employers view this negatively?

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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 03:02:01 AM »
Better than no years, like how I plan to roll.
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 09:58:51 AM »
You also may run into a requirement of two years on journal (if you're going to be on) for many schools, although apparently not if you "got on" as a 3L.
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 10:16:30 AM »
Not if you got on by writing something they are going to publish.

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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 11:25:47 AM »
Just make sure you get the chance to publish something, a note, a case review, something before you leave so you get a publication out of it. That will help more than just being staff for one year since you can't go for board.
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 03:13:05 PM »
Just make sure you get the chance to publish something, a note, a case review, something before you leave so you get a publication out of it. That will help more than just being staff for one year since you can't go for board.

yea definitely publish something! and if your law review doesn't want to publish it find another law schools' law review who does...
   My law school had a 2 year commitment for law review AND I couldn't do it after my first year b/c i was an evening student and didn't have enough credits to do the write on... So then when I could do the write on after my second year.. i chose not to b/c i knew that I was going to leave for my third year to visit another law school for my final year near the city i want to practice. So i decided to do a supervised research paper and then when I finished my article I sent it to law reviews all over the county.. there are websites that make it easy to send to law reviews throughout the country... within one week, i was offered publication for my article... so I get all the advantages and more of law review without all the stress of it.

publishing something something worthwhile... to the OP.. don't worry about it... it doesn't matter as long as you can put the law review on your resume... i think it is great you were even able to get on after you weren't able to get on after your first year... Great job!
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 02:51:45 AM »
Seriously, why the hell do people do law review? I understand it's a "great credential" and *&^%, but it seems like such a major pain in the ass at a time when you need major pains in the ass the least.
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 02:37:11 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?

Fair enough.

I was just referring to law school in general as when you don't need the ass pains.
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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 10:42:39 PM »
Latin Lord,  Where did you get published and can you offer any advice specifically?






Just make sure you get the chance to publish something, a note, a case review, something before you leave so you get a publication out of it. That will help more than just being staff for one year since you can't go for board.

yea definitely publish something! and if your law review doesn't want to publish it find another law schools' law review who does...
   My law school had a 2 year commitment for law review AND I couldn't do it after my first year b/c i was an evening student and didn't have enough credits to do the write on... So then when I could do the write on after my second year.. i chose not to b/c i knew that I was going to leave for my third year to visit another law school for my final year near the city i want to practice. So i decided to do a supervised research paper and then when I finished my article I sent it to law reviews all over the county.. there are websites that make it easy to send to law reviews throughout the country... within one week, i was offered publication for my article... so I get all the advantages and more of law review without all the stress of it.

publishing something something worthwhile... to the OP.. don't worry about it... it doesn't matter as long as you can put the law review on your resume... i think it is great you were even able to get on after you weren't able to get on after your first year... Great job!

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Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 11:15:35 AM »
Latin Lord,  Where did you get published and can you offer any advice specifically?






Just make sure you get the chance to publish something, a note, a case review, something before you leave so you get a publication out of it. That will help more than just being staff for one year since you can't go for board.

yea definitely publish something! and if your law review doesn't want to publish it find another law schools' law review who does...
   My law school had a 2 year commitment for law review AND I couldn't do it after my first year b/c i was an evening student and didn't have enough credits to do the write on... So then when I could do the write on after my second year.. i chose not to b/c i knew that I was going to leave for my third year to visit another law school for my final year near the city i want to practice. So i decided to do a supervised research paper and then when I finished my article I sent it to law reviews all over the county.. there are websites that make it easy to send to law reviews throughout the country... within one week, i was offered publication for my article... so I get all the advantages and more of law review without all the stress of it.

publishing something something worthwhile... to the OP.. don't worry about it... it doesn't matter as long as you can put the law review on your resume... i think it is great you were even able to get on after you weren't able to get on after your first year... Great job!


Sure... I recommend writing an article on your own working with a professor for supervised/directed research.. then finding a law review specific to your topic... This website is awesome... it allows you to send your manuscript to multiple law reviews at once... http://law.bepress.com/expresso/ 

      Good luck!!

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