Write-on During Summer Job?

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm going to be clerking at a firm first half of the summer, but I really want to participate in the journal write-on competition (Grade-on is unfortunately not an option).

I got an A in legal writing last semester, so, ordinarily, I'd feel pretty confident in my ability to write on, but I'm apprehensive about having to balance a FT job and the competition.

Anyone have experience with this or tried it? What result?

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby moandersen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:49 pm

InnocuousDiatribe wrote:I'm going to be clerking at a firm first half of the summer, but I really want to participate in the journal write-on competition (Grade-on is unfortunately not an option).

I got an A in legal writing last semester, so, ordinarily, I'd feel pretty confident in my ability to write on, but I'm apprehensive about having to balance a FT job and the competition.

Anyone have experience with this or tried it? What result?

I did that and it sucked. Make good use of your weekend(s) and you should be ok. I wrote on to law review

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby MBZags » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:54 pm

InnocuousDiatribe wrote:
Anyone have experience with this or tried it?


Pretty much everyone.

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby howell » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:58 pm

If the write-on period is short (such as just a few days), then it might cause a problem, but if you have a couple of weeks, you should be fine. Most people have to face this. A few of my friends did the write-on while working full-time and taking a full summer class load (4 nights a week).

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby jessuf » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:15 am

This summer, I'm doing full-time internship, part-time job (weekends), one class, and law review for current school. However, I want to transfer and do the write-on competition at the new school. Should be interesting/exhausting.

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby TTH » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:42 am

Write-on isn't a big deal. Most people do it while they're working. You can totally knock it out in a weekend.

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Re: Write-on During Summer Job?

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Brilliant. Great to see I'm in good company then.




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