r6_philly wrote:A variation of the question then: if no LR, do you go for the most prestigious secondary or just choose one you like?
I would more take the avoidance approach here. Some schools have journals with reputations. So, unless you are a libertarian/neocon, I would avoid the Harvard Public Policy and Georgetown Public Policy journals. Other journals are actually respected in their fields; I had a friend at GULC on an interview with a NY judge where the judge pulled out the Criminal Law Review from their school to show how he used it in his cases. Also, you might get some weird looks if your journal is bizarrely specialized, like global perspectives on family law. I would suggest you pick the most general journal that is unlikely to convey negative triggers to a prospective interviewer. Things like international business, commerce & economics, jurisdiction & trial practice, federal rules & legislation, technology, legal studies/profession & ethics, criminal, and even tax/entertainment law seem like good safe bets.