rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
How bad would it be if you didn't get big law at OCI but did get a secondary journa, and then decided post-OCI to quit your journal position?
My school (and I imagine others as well) would be pretty unhappy about this. We'd get a notation on our transcripts, though I'm not sure what else.
I think we had to sign a contract too so it would be breaking that (but I could be wrong on this account, my memory is fuzzy).
My school sends a letter to your firm if you quit.
OUCH!!! That's kind of harsh--and reeks of tortious interference.
A journal usually serves to help distinguish otherwise similarly situated students at one school.
Since not all school operate their journal the same way it's hard to say how important being on a any journal is compared to being on law review.
If you have a school that gives journal spots to students based on class rank or GPA then journal can be an easy way to just interview only those at a certain rank in the class.
I think it's tough to say definitively if not being on a journal hurts your chances, and obviously if a firm prefers journal experience and you don't have any that is not in your favor. Being on a journal when it comes to interviewing can never be a bad thing.