The write-on thread

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby keg411 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:55 am

smokyroom26 wrote:
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. :|


Same at my school. Except we can grade on to the secondary journals.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby traehekat » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:29 pm

Woops, forgot I should also be applying to the other journals at my school. Due Monday at 5, but I have work Monday so gotta do the entire thing between now and tomorrow night.

Damn.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Kilpatrick » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:23 pm

Finally done!

I would rather redo 1l than go through that again.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby illinin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Fun stuff indeed.

Kilpatrick wrote:Finally done!

I would rather redo 1l than go through that again.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby MBZags » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:50 pm

It was indeed a party while it lasted.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:21 pm

So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Gatriel » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:52 pm

I hate the write on. Come to think of it, I dislike lawl skool completely. I hope it gets better next year when I can take classes I *actually* care about.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:22 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


WOW. That seems like way too many write-on spots. We have like 4 spots for 75 write-ons.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby non sequitur » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:45 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


Are there ever any people who would have graded on, but decline to do Law Review? In such a case, do schools typically reach down farther to number 21, 22, etc? Or is it more likely they'll just increase write-on slots?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby sophie316 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:36 pm

At my school at least I was told its the top X that apply, which does not have to correspond to the top X in the class. And yes, yes there are.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:27 am

Think I just jinxed myself. Our CSO is doing resume reviews, and I included a spot that said Journal?. Probably somehow ruined my chances, but I wanted to know how prominent it should be if I were to make one. There are 40ish spots (not LR) and 90 applicants. I'd estimate that like 10/90 will grade on to law review.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:29 am

snowpeach06 wrote:Think I just jinxed myself. Our CSO is doing resume reviews, and I included a spot that said Journal?. Probably somehow ruined my chances, but I wanted to know how prominent it should be if I were to make one. There are 40ish spots (not LR) and 90 applicants. I'd estimate that like 10/90 will grade on to law review.


If you put the question mark, you didn't offend the Gods. I put the Secondary Journal I graded onto and "(or LR?)"

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:15 pm

I'm very jealous of the people who found out already...we don't get notified until July.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:30 pm

TTH wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:Think I just jinxed myself. Our CSO is doing resume reviews, and I included a spot that said Journal?. Probably somehow ruined my chances, but I wanted to know how prominent it should be if I were to make one. There are 40ish spots (not LR) and 90 applicants. I'd estimate that like 10/90 will grade on to law review.


If you put the question mark, you didn't offend the Gods. I put the Secondary Journal I graded onto and "(or LR?)"

Well, here's hoping.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:44 pm

Bluebook Question. Write on already submitted, but this is for my own edification.

What's the proper citation for citing to a California Court of Appeal decision, from within California, for the parenthetical jurisdictional information? Despite the part of the Bluebook that states (Cal. Ct. App. XXXX) I went with what they drilled into my head during LWR (I still have the marked-up drafts), which was (1st Dist. XXXX) - or whatever district the decision comes out of.

I think I maybe should have gone with what's in the Bluebook. I hope that doesn't screw me too much.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Heartford » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:46 pm

Intentionally avoiding this thread so as not to psych myself out. Good luck, everybody.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:21 pm

When does everyone find out?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:23 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:When does everyone find out?

3 weeks :?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:24 pm

beach_terror wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:When does everyone find out?

3 weeks :?

From what I gather, >1 month for us. And write on started literally the DAY finals ended. Everyone can die.

I know I'm not getting LR, but I really want to fucking know what secondary I'm going to be on. kthnx

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:When does everyone find out?

3 weeks :?

From what I gather, >1 month for us. And write on started literally the DAY finals ended. Everyone can die.

I know I'm not getting LR, but I really want to fucking know what secondary I'm going to be on. kthnx

QFMFT

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:00 pm

August 1st, or thereabouts. Entirely too long of a wait. I want to know now. :cry:

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:56 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


WOW. That seems like way too many write-on spots. We have like 4 spots for 75 write-ons.

Well, we have 3 journals that participate in the write-on. Then 2 or 3 spots to write onto law review.
non sequitur wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


Are there ever any people who would have graded on, but decline to do Law Review? In such a case, do schools typically reach down farther to number 21, 22, etc? Or is it more likely they'll just increase write-on slots?

I mean, not many. I think they just reach further down the list. They don't increase write-on spots.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby nymario » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:32 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


WOW. That seems like way too many write-on spots. We have like 4 spots for 75 write-ons.

Well, we have 3 journals that participate in the write-on. Then 2 or 3 spots to write onto law review.
non sequitur wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:So, 90 people did our write on. There are 20 grade-on law review spots, and 40-45ish journal spots. Assuming 10 people who did the write on graded on, I guess I have about a 50-50 shot. I don't know if that's good or not.


Are there ever any people who would have graded on, but decline to do Law Review? In such a case, do schools typically reach down farther to number 21, 22, etc? Or is it more likely they'll just increase write-on slots?

I mean, not many. I think they just reach further down the list. They don't increase write-on spots.


This actually becomes an issue the farther down the rankings you go, because of transfers. It happens everywhere because of things like Moot Court and (to a lesser extent) people who just have something lined up and don't want to bother with LR. I think its controlled for by increasing transfer-in slots. I have heard of none who increase grade-on slots -- at least not when they have a strict cutoff ranking.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Triangles » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:17 pm

Found out today everyone has already been getting invites to journals. Apparently I didn't make a single journal despite being above the gpa requirement for every single one of them. FML.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm

Triangles wrote:Found out today everyone has already been getting invites to journals. Apparently I didn't make a single journal despite being above the gpa requirement for every single one of them. FML.

That sucks, I'm seriously terrified of my phone not ringing at all on journal invite day.




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