Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

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Is it worth it?

Yes
2
25%
No
6
75%
 
Total votes: 8

lsataddict
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Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby lsataddict » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:51 pm

How valuable is it to get published in an undergraduate law review/journal? Various high-ranking colleges offer students from all across the country the opportunity to submit articles. I graduated in 2011, but am still eligible to submit to some of these journals. I’m wondering how valuable something like this is in terms of the law school admission process. Is it worth the time and effort to research, edit, and add to a paper I wrote a couple years ago?

I already have a few undergraduate conference presentations and I also wrote and defended an undergraduate thesis. However, only one of these presentations actually directly pertained to law. Plus, I haven't really done anything academic in the past couple years since graduation.

Thanks!
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hq2x
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby hq2x » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:04 pm

I don't think it will have any value. Definitely not enough to merit the time and energy unless you're working less than full-time

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guano
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby guano » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:46 pm

What's an undergraduate law review?

gaucholaw
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby gaucholaw » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:54 pm

I was the EIC of my UG law journal.... it was basically my only soft.... obviously i have no idea if it helped.... but considering i had no w/e, I'm guessing it was a B+ soft

bp shinners
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby bp shinners » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:43 pm

Solid soft, but nothing game-changing.

blsingindisguise
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:44 pm

I guess it would demonstrate interest, but otherwise sounds of pretty limited benefit.

blsingindisguise
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Re: Value of Publishing in an Undergraduate Law Review/Journal

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:46 pm

I mean think about what it is really -- you, a person with no real legal education, have succeeded in convincing a bunch of other people with no legal education to publish your article on a legal topic. So I don't see how that could carry much academic prestige.




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