GrapeApe wrote:So what about a person who is 6th in their class with a CALI award under their belt? Would law review still be an absolute necessity?
Does it change anything if this person has zero intention of ever practicing law, and is only in law school to use the J.D. to leverage a better law enforcement position? Finally, what if this person absolutely despises legal writing and editing?
Should any such person take law review or let someone who actually wants it have it?
Especially if you don't plan to practice law, you'll be safe not doing law review. It's too good of a credential to pass up if you'll practice... but if not, why bother? Big time sink!