The write-on thread

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:39 pm

theantiscalia wrote:
flcath wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:This thread has now turned into an NDLS Law Review celebration...we should probably keep it here though.

I was thinking of commenting on the wall of the facebook group "So who else made Law Review?"


I think the rest of the class would hate you. LOL.

I'm a little surprised at the silence on FB. There seriously hasn't been a peep about the calls being out...


If someone posted that they're out, everyone would just think they're just bragging.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby flcath » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:41 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
theantiscalia wrote:
flcath wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:This thread has now turned into an NDLS Law Review celebration...we should probably keep it here though.

I was thinking of commenting on the wall of the facebook group "So who else made Law Review?"


I think the rest of the class would hate you. LOL.

I'm a little surprised at the silence on FB. There seriously hasn't been a peep about the calls being out...


If someone posted that they're out, everyone would just think they're just bragging.

Add a poll choice to the thing they're all voting on right now: "finding out that you made law review this morning"

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby theantiscalia » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:47 pm

That would be priceless.

This is actually a bad situation brewing for quite a few kids... many on the secondary journals won't find out until after the Sunday bid deadline has passed...

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby flcath » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:52 pm

theantiscalia wrote:That would be priceless.

This is actually a bad situation brewing for quite a few kids... many on the secondary journals won't find out until after the Sunday bid deadline has passed...

I sent an email to the CSO yesterday asking them to try to prod the selections through ASAP for that reason.

I got a somewhat testy response.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby badlydrawn » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Rising 3L here. Monster fail for my 1L petition. Tried again this year. Just got the call.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby tstyler98 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:05 pm

badlydrawn wrote:Rising 3L here. Monster fail for my 1L petition. Tried again this year. Just got the call.


Congrats!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby badlydrawn » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:11 pm

tstyler98 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote:Rising 3L here. Monster fail for my 1L petition. Tried again this year. Just got the call.


Congrats!


Thank you!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Geist13 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:03 pm

got the call on Friday. I'm really not looking forward to doing it.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Bustang » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:15 am

Dinged. Oh well, I graded onto every secondary journal so I'll make do with what I have. It's still something to put on a resume.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby badlydrawn » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:03 pm

Geist13 wrote:got the call on Friday. I'm really not looking forward to doing it.


First rule of law review: don't complain about being on law review.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby MBZags » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:03 pm

Calls for Illinois are going out.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby blurbz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:14 pm

MBZags wrote:Calls for Illinois are going out.


So I heard. Congratulations! When did you get yours? I'm holding out hope, but it's quickly slipping away.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TransferRisk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:16 pm

Have Harvard calls gone out?

When did they go out last year?

For some reason I was thinking today was the day.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby illinin » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:11 pm

blurbz wrote:
MBZags wrote:Calls for Illinois are going out.


So I heard. Congratulations! When did you get yours? I'm holding out hope, but it's quickly slipping away.


Secondary, about an hour ago. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:55 am

badlydrawn wrote:
Geist13 wrote:got the call on Friday. I'm really not looking forward to doing it.


First rule of law review: don't complain about being on law review.


We'll see about that.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby td6624 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:16 am

td6624 wrote: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.


update:

this seems like a massive pain in the ass and waste of time. leaning toward skipping it.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby badlydrawn » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:17 pm

td6624 wrote:
td6624 wrote: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.


update:

this seems like a massive pain in the ass and waste of time. leaning toward skipping it.


The answer depends entirely upon what you expect to gain from membership.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby SeymourShowz » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:47 am

Made law review... got the call last night. What a relief. That wait was most certainly worse than grades.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby td6624 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:34 am

badlydrawn wrote:
The answer depends entirely upon what you expect to gain from membership.


do you care to elaborate? what is there to gain aside from a resume line?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby missinglink » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:30 am

td6624 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote:
The answer depends entirely upon what you expect to gain from membership.


do you care to elaborate? what is there to gain aside from a resume line?

Well, for one, it's a significant (and perhaps necessary) resume-line boost if you have clerkship aspirations.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby td6624 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:25 pm

i don't have those aspirations

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby smokyroom26 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:13 pm

badlydrawn wrote:
Geist13 wrote:got the call on Friday. I'm really not looking forward to doing it.


First rule of law review: don't only complain to other people on law review about being on law review.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Geist13 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:33 pm

um, so I was just told to start getting ideas for note topics ready. Are you kidding me? Any suggestions beyond "look for circuit splits?"

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Geist13 wrote:um, so I was just told to start getting ideas for note topics ready. Are you kidding me? Any suggestions beyond "look for circuit splits?"


Get Volohk's Academic Legal Writing.

More on the topic: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1711533 (interesting critique+review of the advice from Volokh+two others).

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby goodolgil » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:51 pm

Anyone else doing a secondary journal having some buyer's remorse? I sort of feel like I'm following a herd for no benefit.




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