Aberzombie1892 wrote:I have not read the other posts in this thread aside from the original post.
(So if this has been covered, I apologize in advance)
When you request journal status, distinguish between law review and other journals.
My school has roughly 50% of all students on a journal of some form and it would make employment outcomes more clear by distinguishing between graduates that were on law review and graduates on all of the other journals (Maritime, Sports Lawyers, International and Comparative, European & Civil Law, Law and Sexuality, Environmental, Technology and IP, etc.). My school in particular would benefit from distinguishing between the outcomes of non-journal students vs. journal students since 50% of the entire school is on a journal.
I would also recommend adding moot court as another variable to add to the list (this should probably be split into two for all of the top schools - they have one national team and one international team). I realize having to distinguish between the two teams would be a pain - and over the top - but it help with clarity.
However your two existing lists are pretty comprehensive. But this additional variable would be very beneficial.
Thanks for the suggestion about moot court, and glad you agree with us about separating out journal status. In the article we break it down according to the following for journal membership:
Yes- Primary (e.g. Law Review for just about everywhere)
Yes- Secondary (everything else, including my beloved ELPAR even though I think it's the best publication Vanderbilt offers)
We are updating our website today and will be sure to make this more clear than it has been so far. A lot of the comments we've been seeing indicate that people don't actually know what the lists look like, so we need to do a better job of explaining that for people who don't have the time to read a 90-page paper.
Keep 'em coming.