Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

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You transferred, have a job offer, would you still do LR Write-On?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:17 pm

YES
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NO
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Total votes: 24

Anonymous User
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Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:17 pm

HELP me decide. I transferred and had wrote-on to Law Review at my previous school. I have secured a Summer Associate position at a firm through OCI. Is it necessary to do the LR Write-On at my new school. Would you do it? Think it is worth it to still have LR on your resume?

THANKS!!

RedLightGreenLight
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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby RedLightGreenLight » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:18 pm

Any interest in clerkships? That may be the only consideration in favor of LR.

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby Benjamin1987 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:48 am

Do it. This job market is tough. What happens if you get no-offered? Good luck explaining your decision to forgo journal opportunities to employers at 3L OCI. You've had some success--congrats-- but now is not the time to start half-assing it.

Sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear.

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby Redfactor » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:04 am

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hephaestus
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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby hephaestus » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:31 am

What is your firms offer rate?

UnderrateOverachieve
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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:28 am

Please don't double post. What is the offer rate at the firm?

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:29 am

Last year they gave 5 out of 5 offers. This year they are taking 3 with the intention to hire all 3 (or so they say). It appears though from talking to people and career services that they have a pretty good track record.

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby lawalum » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:03 am

I agree with others above - no guarantees in this market. To be safe, you should write on. Good luck (and great job so far)!

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hephaestus
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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby hephaestus » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Last year they gave 5 out of 5 offers. This year they are taking 3 with the intention to hire all 3 (or so they say). It appears though from talking to people and career services that they have a pretty good track record.

I'd still do the write on just to be safe. That's a small enough sample size that I wouldn't trust the firm entirely.

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:42 pm

Do the write-on and only accept if you get on Law Review.

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Re: Transfer Student with Job Offer. Help me! LR Write On???

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:52 pm

I wouldn't waste my time unless you have a really good shot of writing on. LR isn't that big of a deal.




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