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"Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:41 am

One of the firms I bid (in an pure pre-select system) extended me an interview. Their description said, "Journal Required; Moot Court Preffered." Assuming I am otherwise qualified, does this mean that I have absolutely no shot? I'll admit, I knew I didn't have a journal when I bid on it; I had more bids than firms so I figured, what the heck? If it makes a difference, the firm is Weil Gotshal.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby GeePee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:44 am

Weil posts that on Symplicity at every school they interview. I'm at HLS and it says the same thing. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:45 am

I think Weil has a little bit of a rep for "needing" or "preferring" certain qualifications from students, when that really doesn't turn out to be the case. I go to CCN and they have listed: "Law Review/Journal required," which just is not the case at all.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:I think Weil has a little bit of a rep for "needing" or "preferring" certain qualifications from students, when that really doesn't turn out to be the case. I go to CCN and they have listed: "Law Review/Journal required," which just is not the case at all.


Great, thats really reassuring. I tend to interview well, and I look good on paper except for the Journal thing. I'm at BU/BC.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:04 am

They have nothing listed for requirements at my school.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby Cupidity » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:09 am

where are you, Yale?

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby goodolgil » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:52 am

Cupidity wrote:where are you, Yale?


There's nothing for them for Michigan either. In fact, I haven't seen any requirements for any firms on Symplicity (except relating to joint-degree students and bidding on multiple offices. I think Michigan might not allow firms to do that since OCS talks up the fact that there's "no prescreening" a lot.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:13 pm

Cupidity wrote:where are you, Yale?



Ha. SMU. They have a total blank next to requirements.

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Re: "Law Review/Journal Required"

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:27 pm

This is Weil's symplicity post at Georgetown:

GPA: B+
Criteria: Journal Membership
Law Review/Journal is required; Moot Court/Advocacy is preferred.
A-/B+.

From what everyone else has posted, it looks like these are meaningless requirements.




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