Esc wrote:I just received the invitation to join the Board of Advocates organization. They appear to be the student org for people interested in advocacy, mock trial, moot court, etc.
Anyone have any opinions on if joining is worth it? I'm planning to focus more on clinics and journals, rather than moot court, so I'm kind of leaning against joining.
Countbiz? RatRatRat? What say you?
Um, I'm not quite sure what it would do for you your 1L year. Moot court/mock trial stuff doesn't start until your 2L year so I imagine you'd just help host events or fill in as witnesses/bailiffs. Not really sure. Some journals and orgs let you join as 1Ls, but you can't really do anything so it's just a way to meet up with more people for beer & pizza.
Well, in my opinion, I think it's more important to focus on grades at the start. I would only join orgs if you'd like to meet people or you are particularly passionate about whatever the org is about. B/c grades matter so much, I felt like it was important to look at this other stuff once 1L was out of the way.
As for joining journals the first year, although you can, I don't think that's really a great idea either.
anyway, from what you're saying, it doesn't sound like you're all that interested, so I'd just skip it. There's a big org. fair right at the beginning of the yr. anyway, so you'll prob find something you're into there that you feel is more worth the time.
But like countbizaller said, it's really about the food.