Anyone know when is the write on competition for law review? / How many days is it?
There will be several meetings about this towards the end of this semester. The general timeline (or at least what it was last year) is that you can pick up packets on the last Thursday of finals period (that is the last day of finals). You then have more than a week to work on it. It is due the following Monday in the late afternoon. Most people do not begin until Sunday/Monday. I did not anyways, and I found even starting on Monday I had plenty of time to do the writing competition, though certainly somewhat painful.
I should add that while some other journals allow you to see the application before hand, the other journals follow the same exact timeline (except maybe the PE journal was new last year so I am not sure what they will do this year). So you do all of your journal applications in that time frame.
To be clear, thats starting the Monday after finals... definitely not the Monday it is due. I scanned ver some of the material on Saturday for like an hour to get an idea of the prompt and stew over it...also didn't start writing until Monday'ish.
I'd advise you to do the other journals first. You can use your LRW memo and the same stuff for all of those. I quit the LR application like 3 times...and while I eventually finished...I know of others who quit and ended up on no journals.
Yeah, sorry I should have been more clear. I meant 7 days (working for most of the day), from Monday to Monday, is probably enough time for most people to finish. I know a few people who started right away, but I was way too burned out to do that.
I also agree: you should apply to multiple journals. I think how you split up your week is person-dependent (I found it better to "take a break" so to speak from the MLR one by doing an other application), but I definitely do think you should leave yourself time to do those, even if you decide not to finish the MLR writing competition.