Law Journal - publication prior to law school

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bsafra1
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Law Journal - publication prior to law school

Postby bsafra1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:44 am

I was just wondering how common it is for applicants to have experience publishing with law journals prior to applying to law school - my Master's thesis (in an IR program) was selected for publication by a law school journal. Will this give me a boost during the admissions process?

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dingbat
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Re: Law Journal - publication prior to law school

Postby dingbat » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:21 am

It's a great soft, but it's still just a soft.
I had/have very good softs (possibly better, but I wont make that judgement) and it barely affected my cycle (in terms of numbers)

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Re: Law Journal - publication prior to law school

Postby Dream Machine » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:31 am

That's an awesome soft factor IMHO. Personally, if I'm an adcomm, I'm impressed. It seems like the kind of thing that can get you over the edge if you are a borderline applicant. Numbers are still paramount though.

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Re: Law Journal - publication prior to law school

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:31 pm

I got part of my PhD thesis published in a top inter-disciplinary law journal, and I think it helped my cycle. I over-performed my numbers, and a couple of my acceptance letters included personal notes mentioning my research, so I think that's a good part of the reason why.

It probably depends to some degree on which law school journal it is.




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