Notification of Journal Membership

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baby lawyer
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Notification of Journal Membership

Postby baby lawyer » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:46 am

For 2-3Ls, when did your schools' journals notify you of whether or not you made law review/secondary journals? Based on how you felt about your submission, did anyone feel shocked by their getting on, or alternately, not making a journal?

Any and all insight would be peachy--Thanks!

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:48 am

For my school (UVA), we did the competition on weekends right before Spring Break of 1L, and found out before 1L spring finals whether we'd made journals or not. (Law Review notifications won't be made until July.) It depends largely on when your school schedules it; some will do it during the school year, but many seem to do it after finals are over.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby steve_nash » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:30 pm

I graded-on to law review, so I knew about a month and half after finals. People who wrote on knew about another 2 weeks after that.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby rando » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:46 pm

steve_nash wrote:I graded-on to law review, so I knew about a month and half after finals. People who wrote on knew about another 2 weeks after that.


Same here. And our class rank came out about a week ago so the decisions for write-ons should be coming out any time.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby LoriBelle » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:36 pm

There is no grading-on at our school, although grades make up a certain percentage of our write-on score. We found out we made law review via email three weeks after the end of the write-on competition. Those who did not make it were notified about five minutes after those who did. I'm super excited, at least I think I am.

Edited to add that although we received our spring grades around Memorial Day, spring class rankings have not yet been released.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby Leenie87 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:48 pm

just finished grading all the apps last week and sent out invites this week.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby animalcrkrs » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:56 pm

NU doesn't do grade on, for Law Review there are 25 spots or so for 1/2 grade 1/2 writing and 10 spots or so for pure write on (as long as you are in the top 2/3 of the class)

We did the competition for a week RIGHT after spring finals which was pretty brutal, and we don't find out if we made LR or a journal until the middle to end of July.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby reverendt » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:07 pm

My school held the write-on competition right after finals....I think it was due on 5/29 last year.
I think we were notified of acceptances on 7/20.

I wasn't particularly shocked...I got onto a secondary journal, albeit a well-respected one. Wasn't the best thing that coulda happened and it wasn't the worst.

Actually...my note is getting published, so maybe it turned out to be the best thing....might not be getting published if I had gotten onto law review.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby baby lawyer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:11 am

Thank you all for your helpful responses! Good luck to anyone else in this waiting game... Hoping for some good news in the next few weeks :)

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby 180orbust » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:56 pm

Hello,

I go to WUSTL. Should I do the secondary journal here (Law and Policy) if I didn't make law review? Not particularly interested, but I don't want to do anything to hurt my chances of a big firm job. Is it better than nothing, or do employers just not care?

Thanks.

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Re: Notification of Journal Membership

Postby Llewellyn » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:08 pm

180orbust wrote:Hello,

I go to WUSTL. Should I do the secondary journal here (Law and Policy) if I didn't make law review? Not particularly interested, but I don't want to do anything to hurt my chances of a big firm job. Is it better than nothing, or do employers just not care?

Thanks.

The secondary journals are technically the Jurisprudence Review & the Technology, Innovation & Commerce Law Review (or I guess the tertiary journals...). I'd do it, and spin some thing to employers about how they all share the same write-on competition and are 'equals'




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