AssumptionRequired wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:OCS told you that Law Review doesn't mean much here?
They'd know better than I would, but I can say it almost certainly made a difference for me. Your mileage may vary, I suppose.
EDIT: Also, I wouldn't overestimate its easiness to get. I know too many who didn't get it for that.
Thanks, that's really helpful. Yeah, I may have overstated OCS's opinion. After talking with them, I just got the impression that, aside from clerkships, it doesn't really have a big impact. But it's definitely good to hear otherwise from someone who's actually done OCI here.
Yeah I mean if you are at HYS and jut want big law, I am guessing you dont have to try to hard unless you want one of the top shops
Re: law review - I was just having this chat w/someone actually. Here's my two cents:
1) Making law review is definitely important and a nice boost. It demonstrates something - usually top grades and/or writing ability. All else being equal, of course I'd offer the law review kid a callback/offer over the non-law review one. But of course things also change firm to firm and goal to goal. If your grades are good enough for LR and you "don't care which firm you go to, just want to work at a firm" go nuts and skip it...but I doubt very much that many people fall into that camp.
2) Doing law review, on the other hand, is relatively meaningless and a waste of time unless you're getting a credit for that. Of course I didn't clerk and I do corporate, so may be meaningful in either/both of those camps.
Where I ultimately come out is that there are relatively few ways of positively improving your OCI candidacy post-grades. If one of them is within your control, why not do it unless it's an insane process?