Any point to petitioning at old law school?

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Any point to petitioning at old law school?

Postby lawstudent_mcg86 » Mon May 11, 2015 6:21 pm

Is there any point to petition for journal at the law school you are going to leave? I have been accepted early advance at Georgetown and likely will be leaving the school i'm at.

I realize this seems like obvious answer, but is there any benefit to petitioning and getting on journal at the old school? For instance, if I don't make journal at the the school I transfer to, but I was recognized for making journal at my old school, can I at least put this on my resume? Or, is this not appropriate?

Thank you to anyone who has any insight!


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Re: Any point to petitioning at old law school?

Postby barkschool » Tue May 12, 2015 11:08 pm

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Re: Any point to petitioning at old law school?

Postby MonsterTRM » Wed May 13, 2015 12:09 am

Might be helpful (only if you make law review at your old school) for OCI. And I found it useful because I viewed the first write-on somewhat of a practice run for the real thing. But probably won't make too much of a difference. Up to you.


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Re: Any point to petitioning at old law school?

Postby Nebby » Wed May 13, 2015 10:26 am

I didn't do it. If you transfer to a school with higher Biglaw placement, such as Penn or CLS, then I don't think joining a journal is even necessary. Lot of transfers that didn't do journals were offered.

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