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Fleeting Chance at LR versus Meaningful SA Experience

Meaningful SA Experience
Fleeting Shot at Law Review
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Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:24 pm

Chicago 1L Here. My law review write on is due in 7 days. I have skimmed the packet but haven't done much else. I got an A on my Winter memo with only two days of real work, so I think I might be able to pull it off it I started now. But, these types of things are never a sure thing, especially at Chicago.

My grades are anywhere between a little above the median and top 15%. I think a journal would be fun, but I really just want a job.

I am currently SAing at a top firm and the Associates/Partner are swinging some pretty cool stuff my way because of some technical experience I have (actual client contact, getting to compose an operating agreement solo and other documents agreements, etc.)

To write on to law review I would pretty much have to give up the sick experiences I am having and check into extreme mediocrity mode. This might not be a good idea because I am splitting and the partner will be leaving at the end of next week, so this is my final chance to make a good impression and continue to get fed meaningful work.

So what is more valuable to me? A fleeting shot at law review, or gaining meaningful summer experience?

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Re: Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby JordynAsh » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 pm

I voted SA, but it probably depends on what you want to do after you graduate. If you're at all interested in clerking, I'd definitely give the write-on a serious effort. If you're willing to sacrifice some sleep I would think you should be able to do both.


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Re: Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:32 pm

Do both. You're young & should have sufficient energy to excel at both endeavors.

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Re: Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:46 pm

Write the LR thing over the weekend.


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Re: Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:47 pm

I said do both. You don't get more than 4 hours of sleep a night for the next 7 days but it's worth it.


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Re: Law Review or Amazing Job Experience

Postby UCLAtransfer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:00 pm

Definitely both, and the job shouldn't even have to suffer too much. 1 week of relative sleeplessness is nothing, and you might as well give LR a shot.

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