What is law review?

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M.M.
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What is law review?

Postby M.M. » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:09 pm

Is it an honors program for the law school or some extra sort of club outside normal class for honors students?

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Re: What is law review?

Postby Cavalier » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:24 pm

It's an academic journal. Each school has its own law review. To be invited to join law review, students typically have to be in the top X students of the class (grade-wise) or be in the top Y participants of a school-wide writing competition. At most schools, 10-15% of each class will be invited to join law review, so it's basically the equivalent of "honors," except being on law review has a lot of work involved, since the law review's articles are selected and edited entirely by students.

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Re: What is law review?

Postby M.M. » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:47 pm

Cavalier wrote:It's an academic journal. Each school has its own law review. To be invited to join law review, students typically have to be in the top X students of the class (grade-wise) or be in the top Y participants of a school-wide writing competition. At most schools, 10-15% of each class will be invited to join law review, so it's basically the equivalent of "honors," except being on law review has a lot of work involved, since the law review's articles are selected and edited entirely by students.

Ahhhhh all right thanks.

In retrospect maybe I should've just googled it

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Re: What is law review?

Postby LawyerBlog » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:54 pm

It's the main thing besides the name of the school that will stand out on your resume. It's a signal to potential employers that you're one of the top students.

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