happymonkey wrote:Thanks for the info guys! Right now I'm interested in the Human Rights Journal or International Law Journal. Any knowledge about whether these are demanding ones?
I've heard both of these are a huge pain to subcite for because you have to check and format international sources. But if that's your intended field, couldn't hurt to get to know the people and the literature.
This is an excellent point. Subciting international sources takes way longer. Have to look everything up.
Also, I didn't do a journal at all my 1L year, and I didn't take a leadership role in the one I joined my 2L year (which I promptly quit at the start of my 3L year). And I still got a clerkship: district court, major city, and I turned down several other interview requests, including one from a COA judge.
I mention this because I think part of the 1L herd mentality is that you need to do a journal as a 1L to leave all your doors open, clerkships being a big one of those doors. Not really true. As others have said, just do what you like. It makes you happier, and also makes you more interesting to interviewers.