Does publishing matter?

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Does publishing matter?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:32 am

I don't want to be a professor (nor do I have any shot at becoming one because I'm not a SCOTUS clerk), so should I even worry about trying to publish things? I am a non-AIII clerk and I'd like to do more clerking, but I'm not competitive for AIII.

Aside from academia and clerking, is there any real benefit to publishing?

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Re: Does publishing matter?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:I don't want to be a professor (nor do I have any shot at becoming one because I'm not a SCOTUS clerk), so should I even worry about trying to publish things? I am a non-AIII clerk and I'd like to do more clerking, but I'm not competitive for AIII.

Aside from academia and clerking, is there any real benefit to publishing?


Views vary. Most people seem to think that writing a short pieces geared toward practitioners or industry clients can be helpful--especially if you publish in industry journals rather than legal journals, because it can help a little with client development--but you really need at least some experience before you start doing that.

Law review articles? A few people think they can help on the margins, though how they help is kind of nebulous; more think it's a waste of time.




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