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Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby squirtle » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:55 pm

What are some of the pluses, aside from a resume boost? Does it get you a job?!

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby lawyerkobe » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:57 pm

squirtle wrote:aside from a resume boost? Does it get you a job?!


What else is the meaning of "resume boost"?

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Transferthrowaway » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:57 pm

squirtle wrote:What are some of the pluses, aside from a resume boost? Does it get you a job?!


Gets you laid, man. Gets you laid.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Cavalier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Cite-checking scholarly articles is an extremely valuable skill that will make you a much more effective lawyer than your peers. It's also highly important work, and your contributions to the substantiation of sources will help shape the law for decades to come.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Corwin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:08 pm

It's a huge factor in top flight clerkships if you are interested in that.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:12 pm

Cavalier wrote:Cite-checking scholarly articles is an extremely valuable skill that will make you a much more effective lawyer than your peers. It's also highly important work, and your contributions to the substantiation of sources will help shape the law for decades to come.


lulz

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby missinglink » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:10 pm

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:18 pm

Modelz + bottlez

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SeymourShowz
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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby SeymourShowz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:12 pm

Apparently law review at my school has a special fridge with beer in it. I'm pretty stoked about this.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:15 pm

It gets you lots of questions from family members who wonder what a "law review" is...

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Geist13 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:23 pm

what law review has gotten me so far: stress because I'm supposed to have a note topic chosen in 4 weeks. 45 applications, 5 rejections, no word from anyone else. So far this is not all it's cracked up to be.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Corwin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:25 pm

theantiscalia wrote:It gets you lots of questions from family members who wonder what a "law review" is...

Someone I knew thought it was a remedial class for those that did poorly during L1. :shock:

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:37 pm

Cavalier wrote:Cite-checking scholarly articles is an extremely valuable skill that will make you a much more effective lawyer than your peers. It's also highly important work, and your contributions to the substantiation of sources will help shape the law for decades to come.

lol

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:45 pm

I have no connections in law. My GPA is not very high. And I don't interview very well. But I still had a market-rate SA this summer. My employment is attributable to being an associate editor on law review and the managing director of a selective research and writing organization at my school.

Basically, I'm so freakin' glad I'm on law review. You have no idea.

Oh, and we have an outline bank. That $h!t saved my @$$ last semester. Damn.

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SeymourShowz
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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby SeymourShowz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Corwin wrote:Someone I knew thought it was a remedial class for those that did poorly during L1. :shock:


hahahaha

lol

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby leobowski » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:58 pm

Knowing the bluebook well is an asset. It can really help with cranking out briefs, motions, etc.

The only downside is your sanity, sex life, health, and self-esteem.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby squirtle » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:55 am

missinglink wrote:Hastings Law Journal has a members only outline bank. That has to be worth something. :)



Thanks for the input all. MissingLink, how did you know?

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:03 am

I have far more interviews as a result, and I'd say I've outperformed my peers who are not on LR with similar grades. Pretty much all of my friends with similar grades who also have LR have outperformed their numbers as well, so I'd say it is no fluke. A small sample size obviously, but I think it helps.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Geist13 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:04 am

Here's a question: how are people demonstrating that they're on law review. It's not in my cover letter since I didn't think "I made it on to law review" really communicated anything. I just have it in my law school activities line on my resume ("Activities: Law Review, Staff Member"). Is that obvious enough to the person reading my resume? Or should I be highlighting it elsewhere?

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby SeymourShowz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:43 am

University of XYZ School of Law, City, State
Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2013, Top 25% of Class
Honors: University of XYZ Law Review

^^^
That's the way a woman at career services told me to do it. While being selected for LR is certainly an honor, it's not like a CALI award or something.. but whatever, I think it serves the purpose.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:17 am

SeymourShowz wrote:University of XYZ School of Law, City, State
Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2013, Top 25% of Class
Honors: University of XYZ Law Review

^^^
That's the way a woman at career services told me to do it. While being selected for LR is certainly an honor, it's not like a CALI award or something.. but whatever, I think it serves the purpose.


Yeah, that seems stupid. I wouldn't list it as an "Honor."

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:56 am

Geist13 wrote:Here's a question: how are people demonstrating that they're on law review. It's not in my cover letter since I didn't think "I made it on to law review" really communicated anything. I just have it in my law school activities line on my resume ("Activities: Law Review, Staff Member"). Is that obvious enough to the person reading my resume? Or should I be highlighting it elsewhere?

I have it under the "Honors and Activities" heading, which is in the Education section. It is listed as the first one.

Washington University Law Review, Staff Editor

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby iucaz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:03 am

If your school's flagship journal is not actually called "XXXX University Law Review" but instead is just called "XXXX Law Journal," would you put (law review) in brackets next to it or just leave it alone?

Ex: XXXX Law Journal (Law Review)

Seems kind of stupid but I want it to be clear that the journal I'm on is law review and not some secondary journal. I worry because I am sending applications to a distant market that does not normally see applicants from my school.

Thoughts?

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:35 am

iucaz wrote:If your school's flagship journal is not actually called "XXXX University Law Review" but instead is just called "XXXX Law Journal," would you put (law review) in brackets next to it or just leave it alone?

Ex: XXXX Law Journal (Law Review)

Seems kind of stupid but I want it to be clear that the journal I'm on is law review and not some secondary journal. I worry because I am sending applications to a distant market that does not normally see applicants from my school.

Thoughts?

My guess is that employers who are familiar with your school will understand without the reference. We actually changed our LR's name a few years ago from the Law Quarterly to the Law Review for this very reason though.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby goodolgil » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:47 am

I think they'd get the idea if it's just generally "law" in the title, instead of "Journal of _____ law." Also, if it's Yale Law Journal ;)




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