Danteshek wrote: Why work hard to be at the top of your class, only to not try to get on LR?
Yeah, see, this is why I'm strongly considering not completing the competition. I'm not at the top of my class and I couldn't get on law review even if I wrote the best paper submitted (you have to have grades in the top 1/3 to get on LR notwithstanding the quality of your submission). The best I could hope for would be a secondary journal, and the only one I found particularly interesting also had a grade cut-off. I'm becoming increasingly convinced my time this week would be better spent recharging my batteries, and my time in the near future better spent trying to get clinics and externships, since I'd like to go into public interest work. I have an offer for a fall externship as it is, so maybe I should just do that and work on my grades, rather than lose a week of rest for a very low chance of success and at something that might not give me much of a boost even if I did somehow get a journal.