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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:28 pm

TTH wrote:Just got my invitation to Law Review. Boom Shaka Laka.


Congrats!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:30 pm

beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I got two invitations to secondary journals. International law and the IP journal. For the life of me, I can't decide which one to choose.

IP. Show employers you have a brain and that you're not aimlessly pursuing a field that doesn't really exist.

Perhaps. But, I did decide that I don't want to pursue a traditionally 'legal' career. I may just go do whatever in DC. Lobbying or something. In which case I think Int. would be better. But, if I did the IP journal, I could write my note about Girl Talk or Copyright in Fashion, which would be fun to write. I also think employers might laugh at me. And, maybe I would enjoy working in copyright more than I do at my current firm (which I don't like at all).

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:33 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
TTH wrote:Just got my invitation to Law Review. Boom Shaka Laka.


Congrats!


Thanks. I'm pretty surprised, given my confidence level at the end of the write on (I think I described my essay as "excrementastic")

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:19 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I got two invitations to secondary journals. International law and the IP journal. For the life of me, I can't decide which one to choose.

IP. Show employers you have a brain and that you're not aimlessly pursuing a field that doesn't really exist.

Perhaps. But, I did decide that I don't want to pursue a traditionally 'legal' career. I may just go do whatever in DC. Lobbying or something. In which case I think Int. would be better. But, if I did the IP journal, I could write my note about Girl Talk or Copyright in Fashion, which would be fun to write. I also think employers might laugh at me. And, maybe I would enjoy working in copyright more than I do at my current firm (which I don't like at all).

Oh, well if that's the case then IL may be better because IP is likely way too technical, and useless, for a non-law career.

Also, congrats TTH! Write on invitations go out next week at my school, so hopefully I'll be on LR or at the very least, a secondary.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Writing cover letters. Writing in "and a member of the INSERT JOURNAL HERE" for later editing. If I have to delete that because I failed to make LR or a secondary, I will feel so unbelievably defeated.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Now that I've put in my Withdrawal papers, I'll never find out if I made Law Review. :|

And as an added bonus, I have another Writing Competition to prepare for now! I'm about to read Prof. Volokh's book on the topic, and hopefully be better prepared than I was for the last one.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:34 pm

missinglink wrote:Now that I've put in my Withdrawal papers, I'll never find out if I made Law Review. :|

And as an added bonus, I have another Writing Competition to prepare for now! I'm about to read Prof. Volokh's book on the topic, and hopefully be better prepared than I was for the last one.


HA if you are in chicago Ill give my unopened copy for free.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:52 pm

beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I got two invitations to secondary journals. International law and the IP journal. For the life of me, I can't decide which one to choose.

IP. Show employers you have a brain and that you're not aimlessly pursuing a field that doesn't really exist.

Perhaps. But, I did decide that I don't want to pursue a traditionally 'legal' career. I may just go do whatever in DC. Lobbying or something. In which case I think Int. would be better. But, if I did the IP journal, I could write my note about Girl Talk or Copyright in Fashion, which would be fun to write. I also think employers might laugh at me. And, maybe I would enjoy working in copyright more than I do at my current firm (which I don't like at all).

Oh, well if that's the case then IL may be better because IP is likely way too technical, and useless, for a non-law career.

Also, congrats TTH! Write on invitations go out next week at my school, so hopefully I'll be on LR or at the very least, a secondary.

I'm told the IP journal isn't so much strictly IP as it is "law and technology." I know I'll enjoy it more, so it's like balancing happiness or something looking good on my resume. Sucks.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
missinglink wrote:Now that I've put in my Withdrawal papers, I'll never find out if I made Law Review. :|

And as an added bonus, I have another Writing Competition to prepare for now! I'm about to read Prof. Volokh's book on the topic, and hopefully be better prepared than I was for the last one.


HA if you are in chicago Ill give my unopened copy for free.

If I get into Chicago, I'll be there to pick it up. :)

If I get into Chicago, I'll also be eating a pretty hefty UCLA seat deposit.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:55 pm

kaiser wrote:I'm sure that writing for a secondary journal can still be a really solid experience and I will still learn a lot from it.

Yeah bro I hear checking citations makes you a much better and more rounded person.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Bustang » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:10 pm

Just turned mine in. 0% chance I will be admitted. I typed 10 pages of it this morning.

Fail.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:00 am

Is it possible to not make Law Review because your Bluebook Editing sucked really bad, even if your actual submitted piece is amazing

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:41 am

Desert Fox wrote:
missinglink wrote:Now that I've put in my Withdrawal papers, I'll never find out if I made Law Review. :|

And as an added bonus, I have another Writing Competition to prepare for now! I'm about to read Prof. Volokh's book on the topic, and hopefully be better prepared than I was for the last one.


HA if you are in chicago Ill give my unopened copy for free.


I thought about buying/checking this out to get a jump on writing a note, but I'm pretty sure I'd never open the fucking thing.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:37 am

There's a good chance I'll never read it either. I actually bought a copy last fall - never cracked it once.

Probably more of the same next time. I'll put it off for a long time, then half ass down the stretch!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Mitch McDeere » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:46 am

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Is it possible to not make Law Review because your Bluebook Editing sucked really bad, even if your actual submitted piece is amazing


Dude, it's all about the Bluebooking

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:49 am

Mitch McDeere wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Is it possible to not make Law Review because your Bluebook Editing sucked really bad, even if your actual submitted piece is amazing


Dude, it's all about the Bluebooking

Flawless blueblooking is basically a requirement for them to even read your actual submission. If you fuck up your cites, I'm pretty sure they just toss it aside.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby lbeezy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:48 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Mitch McDeere wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Is it possible to not make Law Review because your Bluebook Editing sucked really bad, even if your actual submitted piece is amazing


Dude, it's all about the Bluebooking

Flawless blueblooking is basically a requirement for them to even read your actual submission. If you fuck up your cites, I'm pretty sure they just toss it aside.


This isn't necessarily accurate. Bluebooking for our write-on was only 25% of the total write-on grade.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby smokyroom26 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:22 pm

I'm hoping they focused on the cites to the exclusion of my substance, which was, um, somewhat lacking in substance.

Please, god, no more nervous anticipation

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:27 am

beach_terror wrote:Writing cover letters. Writing in "and a member of the INSERT JOURNAL HERE" for later editing. If I have to delete that because I failed to make LR or a secondary, I will feel so unbelievably defeated.


Haha I've been doing the same as well. However, I have much less faith than you. I screwed up something big and only noticed it with very little time to fix it, so my citations got less attention than they deserved. Also journals tend to take significantly less 3Ls than 2Ls. I heard one rumor that in the past, LR only takes about 1 or 2 3Ls, which makes sense for them but is disheartening for me.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Retiarius » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:45 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Is it possible to not make Law Review because your Bluebook Editing sucked really bad, even if your actual submitted piece is amazing


It's totally possible, as long as your school has grade-ons. I barely opened my Bluebook.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:00 pm

ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Writing cover letters. Writing in "and a member of the INSERT JOURNAL HERE" for later editing. If I have to delete that because I failed to make LR or a secondary, I will feel so unbelievably defeated.


Haha I've been doing the same as well. However, I have much less faith than you. I screwed up something big and only noticed it with very little time to fix it, so my citations got less attention than they deserved. Also journals tend to take significantly less 3Ls than 2Ls. I heard one rumor that in the past, LR only takes about 1 or 2 3Ls, which makes sense for them but is disheartening for me.

I'm sure I screwed up something huge and didn't notice it at all. However, if my phone doesn't ring at ALL on judgment day next week, I might cry. I'm definitely not expecting LR at this point, I'll be okay with a secondary. My bluebooking was flawless but what I wrote was pretty horrendous (as in, was this kid drunk when he was writing this?).

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:27 pm

If my stupid school could officially announce law review already so the secondaries could start making offers, I would really appreciate it.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby smokyroom26 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:55 pm

yayyyyyyyy accepted offer today :)

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby nyyankees » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:30 am

Bustang wrote:Just turned mine in. 0% chance I will be admitted. I typed 10 pages of it this morning.

Fail.


I typed 12 pages of my write on between 10am-4pm the day mine was due. I also had a page min of 18 and i submitted 15 (including a at least a dozen id endnotes i dropped just to add space). It was an insult to excrement. I got onto our highest ranked secondary journal.

Point is, just relax. theres nothing you can do about it now, so go enjoy whats left of your summer. Good luck!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby td6624 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:17 pm

so my grades aren't that great (i would guess maybe only slightly above median after a fairly significant drop from first to second semester) and i did the write-on competition in a very rushed manner and didn't understand what took everyone so goddamn long and i got on one of the secondary journals

i feel like i should do it but i really don't want to. i'm gonna use this thread to ask what you people think i should do. so

what should i do? i was looking forward to just taking some exams and not having any deadlines and stuff.




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