cantaboot wrote:is the standard far poorer than that of the the memo assignments submitted to professors??
Here's the deal, many law students underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to draft a polished submission paper in the write-on competition. On top of that, many students have other obligations during the competition, such as starting their 1L summer job or traveling. As a result, many students tend to procrastinate (particularly in the days following final exams) and end up running out of time. What tends to happen, then, is that many submission papers are of relatively poor quality, probably poorer than the memo assignments submitted to professors.
However, and this is important, knowing this does not mean you should relax and rely on the fact that many of your classmates will submit poorly-written submission papers. The key is to be on top of your game and to do all you can to make sure your paper is supurb. Only by submitting a well-written, well-edited, and very polished submission paper will you make your work stand out from that of your classmates. Let your paper communicate to the graders that you deserve to be on law review.