Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

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Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby The Jerk » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:54 pm

sigghhhhh

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TTH
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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby TTH » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:55 pm

Moot court? Get something published in the Cooley Journal of Library Expansion Law?

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby MrAnon » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:59 pm

Look around. Are your classmates on secondary journals getting jobs? What's that? No? Oh. Well then it doesn't matter whether they are on one or not...

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby JG Hall » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:05 pm

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby The Jerk » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:07 pm

What's worse is I'm a transfer and I wrote onto all three secondary journals at my old school... Oh well, guess I could always just completely rethink my career plans. Litigation here I come? Joy.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby KMaine » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:10 pm

The Jerk wrote:What's worse is I'm a transfer and I wrote onto all three secondary journals at my old school... Oh well, guess I could always just completely rethink my career plans. Litigation here I come? Joy.


Don't understand. Litigators don't need to write?

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby The Jerk » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:10 pm

JG Hall wrote:work on your writing skillz, because everyone gets a secondary journal


Everyone hm? Everyone but me then. Lovely.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby The Jerk » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:14 pm

KMaine wrote:
The Jerk wrote:What's worse is I'm a transfer and I wrote onto all three secondary journals at my old school... Oh well, guess I could always just completely rethink my career plans. Litigation here I come? Joy.


Don't understand. Litigators don't need to write?


Hm, they do, I've just never really thought seriously about becoming a litigator. If you join the moot court team, are you always thought of as a potential litigation associate by hiring firms? Is it better to try and find a less "prestigious" activity more suited to your interests if you are not that interested in being a litigator, or is it worth doing simply because it allows you to keep up your legal writing skills?

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby GrapeApe » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:33 am

Some people turn down an offer from the primary law review. Don't fret about a worthless secondary journal. This "OH NOEZ!!!! JOURNALZ!!!!" stuff really is pretty pathetic. I guarantee that if you work on creative interviewing and networking skills, you can outperform the elitists who flock to the journals.

Relax.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby goody687 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:34 pm

Note sure what school you attend, but I'm at a top 20, did very well, and did not write onto any of our journals. While I still have not received an offer, I do have 12 callbacks and the question of not being on a journal has not come up. I could be wrong, but it seems like employers are more concerned with law review or not, rather than secondary journal status. Good luck, feel free to PM.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby johnnyutah » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:37 pm

GrapeApe wrote:I guarantee that if you work on creative interviewing and networking skills, you can outperform the elitists who flock to the journals.

TCR. Knowing people > grades + journal. In fact, the only thing that trumps knowing people is being related to people.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby The Jerk » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Thanks guys, this makes me feel better. No use crying over spilt milk I guess, on to other things.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby Danteshek » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:57 pm

You can write on as a 3L. In the mean time work memorize the bluebook. Also, next time around be sure to hard copy edit your paper.

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Re: Didn't Write on to any Secondary Journals... What to do?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:49 pm

goody687 wrote:Note sure what school you attend, but I'm at a top 20, did very well, and did not write onto any of our journals. While I still have not received an offer, I do have 12 callbacks and the question of not being on a journal has not come up. I could be wrong, but it seems like employers are more concerned with law review or not, rather than secondary journal status. Good luck, feel free to PM.


Goodpebble? Goodrock maybe?




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