Benefits of Joining Law Review

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Helmholtz
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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:50 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?


I would put (flagship journal) or (main journal) instead of (Law Review), if you insist on putting anything. Then again, I don't think anybody is going to think that The University of Baltimore Law Journal, e.g., is anything but the primary journal of the school.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Miller32 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:26 pm

For those of you who already have a year of LR under their belt--any advice for people about to go through it?

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Cavalier » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:35 pm

Miller32 wrote:For those of you who already have a year of LR under their belt--any advice for people about to go through it?

Be sure to bring lots of lube.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Miller32 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:38 pm

Great, that was helpful.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby romothesavior » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:48 pm

Advice on coming up with note topics? My preliminary ideas are due in a few days.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Transferthrowaway » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:55 pm

romothesavior wrote:Advice on coming up with note topics? My preliminary ideas are due in a few days.


Romo, read academic legal writing by Eugene Volokh. Or his shorter article on the subject at 48 J. Legal Educ. 247 1998

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Cavalier » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:05 pm

romothesavior wrote:Advice on coming up with note topics? My preliminary ideas are due in a few days.

I second Volokh's book, but the simpler method is to just ask a professor if they have any ideas. The 3Ls should know which professors are good for getting a topic from.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:06 pm

Miller32 wrote:For those of you who already have a year of LR under their belt--any advice for people about to go through it?


Always keep your priorities straight:

(1) Getting job
(2) Getting good grades
(3) Law Review

i.e., don't let law review consume your life and don't let law review cause your grades to drop.

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Re: Benefits of Joining Law Review

Postby Alyosha » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:43 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Miller32 wrote:For those of you who already have a year of LR under their belt--any advice for people about to go through it?


Always keep your priorities straight:

(1) Getting job
(2) Getting good grades
(3) Law Review

i.e., don't let law review consume your life and don't let law review cause your grades to drop.


This is great advice. My grades slipped my 2L fall, which I partly attribute to law review. It's easier said that done though. Your law review cite checks/writing responsibilities are due before exams and it's easy to put off studying to get those done. I mistakenly tried to throw together three outlines during the reading period because I had been so busy with other stuff. It's best to really pace yourself throughout the semester. I still think law review is completely worth it though - I'm positive I wouldn't have gotten my summer job without it.




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