Accepting journal invitation

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Which journal invitations should I accept?

Law review only
15
75%
Both secondaries and law review
0
No votes
Secondary I'm currently on and law review
2
10%
New secondary and law review
3
15%
 
Total votes: 20

Charlie Daniels
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Accepting journal invitation

Postby Charlie Daniels » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:03 pm

I am currently on a secondary journal, and have been invited to join another secondary (haven't heard from law review yet). The problem is that I have to accept the new invitation in a few days, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to do.

Considerations:
- I am pretty confident that I graded onto law review.
- I have zero interest in the topic of the journal I'm currently on, but am kind of interested in the topic of the new journal.
- The new journal would require slightly more work than my current journal (more training, plus they publish one more issue per year than the one I am on now).
- Aside from my grades/journal experience, my resume is pretty weak (no work experience prior to my 1L summer internship, which is pretty standard as far as 1L internships go).
- If it makes any difference, my school is currently ranked #50.

So, what should I do?

Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum... I wasn't sure where to put it.

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Emma.
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Re: Accepting journal invitation

Postby Emma. » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:05 pm

Charlie Daniels wrote:I am currently on a secondary journal, and have been invited to join another secondary (haven't heard from law review yet). The problem is that I have to accept the new invitation in a few days, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to do.

Considerations:
- I am pretty confident that I graded onto law review.
- I have zero interest in the topic of the journal I'm currently on, but am kind of interested in the topic of the new journal.
- The new journal would require slightly more work than my current journal (more training, plus they publish one more issue per year than the one I am on now).
- Aside from my grades/journal experience, my resume is pretty weak (no work experience prior to my 1L summer internship, which is pretty standard as far as 1L internships go).
- If it makes any difference, my school is currently ranked #50.

So, what should I do?

Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum... I wasn't sure where to put it.


It seems crazy (not to mention greedy) to try to do a secondary on top of law review. If you accept the new secondary now will you be committed to it even if you get on to LR? When will LR invites come out?

Charlie Daniels
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Re: Accepting journal invitation

Postby Charlie Daniels » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:11 pm

Emma. wrote:
Charlie Daniels wrote:I am currently on a secondary journal, and have been invited to join another secondary (haven't heard from law review yet). The problem is that I have to accept the new invitation in a few days, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to do.

Considerations:
- I am pretty confident that I graded onto law review.
- I have zero interest in the topic of the journal I'm currently on, but am kind of interested in the topic of the new journal.
- The new journal would require slightly more work than my current journal (more training, plus they publish one more issue per year than the one I am on now).
- Aside from my grades/journal experience, my resume is pretty weak (no work experience prior to my 1L summer internship, which is pretty standard as far as 1L internships go).
- If it makes any difference, my school is currently ranked #50.

So, what should I do?

Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum... I wasn't sure where to put it.


It seems crazy (not to mention greedy) to try to do a secondary on top of law review. If you accept the new secondary now will you be committed to it even if you get on to LR? When will LR invites come out?


I haven't been able to find a conclusive answer as to whether I will be held to accepting the new invitation. Also, I asked when the law review invitations will be sent out, but was not given a decisive answer. So I can't count on receiving my invitation before the deadline for accepting the invitation to this new secondary journal.

Charlie Daniels
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Re: Accepting journal invitation

Postby Charlie Daniels » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:10 pm

If for some reason I don't make law review, would it then be a good idea to do both secondary journals? I would hate to have turned down the secondary that I like, and be stuck with only the secondary that I'm currently on if law review doesn't pan out. This decision would be much easier with a law review invitation in hand.

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TTH
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Re: Accepting journal invitation

Postby TTH » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Nothing really to add other than it's absolutely bush league for that secondary journal to make you accept or decline before LR invitations go out. I've never heard of that before.

Charlie Daniels
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Re: Accepting journal invitation

Postby Charlie Daniels » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:45 pm

Desperation bump... two hours left to decide




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