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phoenixsoars
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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby phoenixsoars » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:06 pm

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:51 pm

phoenix--

you're wrong. Maybe in your particular instance, transferring was preferable to law review, but for someone choosing between LR and no LR, there's little question that LR helps for academia. One area that you're correct in is that LR helps mainly by helping with clerkships (which matter a lot). However, if the OP ends up with an e-board position on LR or on the articles committee, that will help in addition to whatever clerkship he or she gets. I have also talked to professors about this (HYS).

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby phoenixsoars » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:04 pm

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby phoenixsoars » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:38 pm

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:51 am

I'm the anonymous poster from earlier. I'm an articles editor on the flagship journal of HYS, and I can confidently say that we do not weigh unsolicited peer review very heavily at all (and yes, we get it). Nor, for that matter, do we weight the credentials of the author(s). Being on law review will help you get published because you will become much more accustomed with how the process works, and with what good legal scholarship looks like.

But once again, I return to what I said earlier--being on your flagship law review is *one* of the factors considered for professor hiring decisions. Is it the only factor? No. Is it the most important? Not even close. But it is one factor, and in the ever more competitive "meat market," you should take whatever advantages you can. For what it's worth, being Senior Articles Editor or Editor in Chief/President of HYS's flagship journal is a credential that will make the difference in more than a couple instances.

You're right that having a big name professor pushing for you to be hired counts more than having LR on your resume, but really the OP should be shooting for both, and the latter is much more of a "sure thing" than the former; many professors won't lobby on their students' behalf (for professorships), and even those who do frequently only do so for one former student every several years. The chance of you making LR are far greater (and in no way mutually exclusive) than the chances of you being your professor's favorite student of a several year period.

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby phoenixsoars » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:17 am

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby wiseowl » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:40 pm

This thread is an impressive cluster-f***.

That said - I'd say always take LR over a secondary, unless the secondary is highly, highly regarded and highly, highly correlated with your future practice area.

If you don't intend to practice, go LR for sure.

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Re: Managing Editor of Relevant Secondary Journal or Primary J.

Postby dood » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:46 pm

i really hate it when people say "correlation =/= causation" when there is direct causation.




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