jdemmitt wrote:So what kind of activities are you guys planning on participating in? I know that I want to be on Law Review, but I do not know if I will get accepted, of course. However, if I do not, I was thinking of doing moot court or mock trial. What do you guys want to do?
During 1L year, the Trial Team tryouts are in the fall and spring, Moot Court is done the end of March and into April, and the write-on competition to be on a journal is done right after exams. Therefore, you won't know whether you'll make it onto a journal until after you try out for the others. However, you can try out for Moot Court your 2L year as well (in the fall). They take 20 1L's for Moot Court (the top 16 during the competition, and 4 honorable mentions), and I'm not sure how many during 2L year. (I'm not sure about trying out for Trial Team during 2L year, but I think so.)
For the journals, here is the breakdown:
Law Review: Top 10% automatically get invited based solely on grades, and another 10% gets invited based on the write-on competition (2/3 of score comes from the write-on, and 1/3 from grades). So approximately 36 incoming 2L's make it onto law review.
Journal of Business and Intellectual Property: I've heard top 20% automatically get invited, and more are invited from write-on competition.
Journal of Law and Policy: All invited based on write-on competition (and optional personal statement).