LR invite at old school; Accept 2° journal at new school?

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Should I limit my write-on application at my new school to LR only, ignoring secondary journal?

Yes: Go for only LR since you already have LR invite from old school
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11%
No: Apply for secondary journal too
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89%
 
Total votes: 9

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LR invite at old school; Accept 2° journal at new school?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:58 am

I was invited to join LR at my old school (50-70) (which I declined because I accepted transfer position prior to invites) and my new school has a transfer write-on competition for LR in which I can also apply for secondary journals. My question is this: Should I even bother accepting a secondary journal at the new school?

I'm thinking of applying in my write-on for only LR and nothing secondary. My basic thoughts about it are:

Pros:
I already have LR invite on my resume from decent school, and a valid reason for declining it
Secondary journals are a lot of work for very marginal return

Cons:
Could be viewed as lazy, resting on my laurels
Could be viewed as too cocky, being unwilling to accept anything less than LR

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zor
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Re: LR invite at old school; Accept 2° journal at new school?

Postby zor » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was invited to join LR at my old school (50-70) (which I declined because I accepted transfer position prior to invites) and my new school has a transfer write-on competition for LR in which I can also apply for secondary journals. My question is this: Should I even bother accepting a secondary journal at the new school?

I'm thinking of applying in my write-on for only LR and nothing secondary. My basic thoughts about it are:

Pros:
I already have LR invite on my resume from decent school, and a valid reason for declining it
Secondary journals are a lot of work for very marginal return

Cons:
Could be viewed as lazy, resting on my laurels
Could be viewed as too cocky, being unwilling to accept anything less than LR

I discussed this with an attorney mentor recently and he said that LR invite at the old school is basically worthless and advised me not to even bother putting it on my resume. The resume will show a transfer and you wouldn't have been able to transfer without doing well enough to get on LR, so it's redundant. And since you didn't actually DO LR, there's nothing to sing about.

So I would ask yourself whether you want secondary journal/no journal, not LR invite/secondary journal.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: LR invite at old school; Accept 2° journal at new school?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:46 am

If you're at a school with like 85% journal participation, not doing a secondary looks bad.

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Robert Paulson
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Re: LR invite at old school; Accept 2° journal at new school?

Postby Robert Paulson » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:07 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:If you're at a school with like 85% journal participation, not doing a secondary looks bad.


In the alternative, if your at a school with 25% journal participation, then doing a secondary looks good.

Bottom line: just suck it up and do it.




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