The write-on thread

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon May 30, 2011 2:22 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:I finally have a draft written. It's far from good, but, at this point something is a hellofva lot better than nothing. So, today will be spent perfecting said draft and the citations within it, and tomorrow is the additional citation exercises. Then... FREEDOM. On the bright side, I know like three people, all with very good grades (but who aren't a shoe-in for law review) that have decided not to participate. So, this is good.

It amazes me that people don't participate in the writing competition. Yo, you want to have something great to add to your resume? Nah, I'm good bro.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby traehekat » Mon May 30, 2011 2:27 pm

beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I finally have a draft written. It's far from good, but, at this point something is a hellofva lot better than nothing. So, today will be spent perfecting said draft and the citations within it, and tomorrow is the additional citation exercises. Then... FREEDOM. On the bright side, I know like three people, all with very good grades (but who aren't a shoe-in for law review) that have decided not to participate. So, this is good.

It amazes me that people don't participate in the writing competition. Yo, you want to have something great to add to your resume? Nah, I'm good bro.


Yeah, I know a few classmates here that are either not applying to any journals at all or are only applying to secondary journals. Most of them have a special interest in a topic of one of the secondary journals, which I can understand, but still... law review is law review.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon May 30, 2011 2:30 pm

traehekat wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I finally have a draft written. It's far from good, but, at this point something is a hellofva lot better than nothing. So, today will be spent perfecting said draft and the citations within it, and tomorrow is the additional citation exercises. Then... FREEDOM. On the bright side, I know like three people, all with very good grades (but who aren't a shoe-in for law review) that have decided not to participate. So, this is good.

It amazes me that people don't participate in the writing competition. Yo, you want to have something great to add to your resume? Nah, I'm good bro.


Yeah, I know a few classmates here that are either not applying to any journals at all or are only applying to secondary journals. Most of them have a special interest in a topic of one of the secondary journals, which I can understand, but still... law review is law review.

Luckily it's all one competition at my school (LR + 2 secondaries). So as long as you aren't a terrible writer and budget your time, there's a good shot you'll end up on a journal. There are about 90 spots total (30 LR grade on, 3-5 write on, then 30 on each secondary). Even if you don't get LR, it's still good to have some sort of journal on your resume.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby kalvano » Mon May 30, 2011 3:32 pm

[quote="beach_terror"Luckily it's all one competition at my school (LR + 2 secondaries). So as long as you aren't a terrible writer and budget your time, there's a good shot you'll end up on a journal. There are about 90 spots total (30 LR grade on, 3-5 write on, then 30 on each secondary). Even if you don't get LR, it's still good to have some sort of journal on your resume.[/quote]

That's similar to my school, except even grade-ons have to do a good faith write-on effort.

We have like 120-140 spots across all 3 journals though.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Mon May 30, 2011 5:03 pm

I predict an all-nighter in my future. :(
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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon May 30, 2011 5:13 pm

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby traehekat » Mon May 30, 2011 5:51 pm

DONE.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon May 30, 2011 7:04 pm

traehekat wrote:DONE.

Grats bro. Go get drunk. In roughly 24 hours, I'll be joining you.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon May 30, 2011 9:34 pm

I thought our writing competition deadline was Friday, so I started everything today (not to mention my job kept me extra busy last week). I found out that the deadline is actually on Wednesday. This is going to suck.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon May 30, 2011 11:18 pm

Quoting things from the UN, that I'm not even sure what they are, well, that's difficult.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Tue May 31, 2011 10:33 am

As much as I hated doing write-on right after finals, I have to say it feels nice to no longer be thinking about it.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Tue May 31, 2011 11:46 am

Ugh...why did I wait so long to work on this? :(

(I'm pretty sure that statement has been said for pretty much everything I've ever had to do in law school)

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Torvon » Tue May 31, 2011 12:42 pm

ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:I predict an all-nighter in my future. :(


Are you psychic?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue May 31, 2011 12:58 pm

ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:Ugh...why did I wait so long to work on this? :(

(I'm pretty sure that statement has been said for pretty much everything I've ever had to do in law school)

When is your deadline?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:56 pm

How I'm feeling right now after finishing my (awful) write-on submission:


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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:00 am

geekrocker37 wrote:How I'm feeling right now after finishing my (awful) write-on submission:


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ERRDAY IM BLUEBOOKIN, ERRDAY IM BLUEBOOKIN, CITE CITE REAL HARD, CITE CITE REAL HARD

Nah but for real, fuck this shit.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:39 am

So close to done, and yet for some reason my conclusion just doesn't want to make sense. And that is probably the part the readers are most likely to remember. So... fail boat. I give myself until 2 before submitting.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:56 am

Freedom!!!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Done, FREE AT LAST.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:49 pm

Just submitted. It'll be interesting to see what happens...

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby smokyroom26 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:18 pm

My submission: least favorite thing I've ever written. It was well-structured and I made sure the cites were perfect, but my argument? Meh. Don't know what to think. :?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Retiarius » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:39 am

Even though I think I nailed all of the issues and made strong arguments, my citations were garbage, which probably dooms my submission. I just couldn't bring myself to spend endless hours on the citations.

I think it's grade-on or bust for me at this point.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby shepdawg » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 am

Yay. I opened up my schedule ahead of time just in case I had to write on, but just got notified I graded on. Looks like a mini vacation coming up.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby mths » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:49 am

Personal statements due at 3:30...sigh

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby smokyroom26 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:27 am

shepdawg wrote:Yay. I opened up my schedule ahead of time just in case I had to write on, but just got notified I graded on. Looks like a mini vacation coming up.


Jealous. Everyone has to do it at my school, no pure grade-ons. :|




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