sk7415 wrote:How much time commitment are non-LR Journals, if one were to join as a 1L? Can any current students speak to pros/cons about joining a journal as a 1L?
Both of the previous two responses are accurate. Couple more things:
- Commitments vary across journals. Some demand more than others. I found that the more popular journals ask less of their 1L's because they already have so many that the work can get spread around. I did the Civil Rights Cvil Liberties Law Review and found the commitment to be minimal.
- If you're interested in a leadership position on a journal, you might have to join as 1L.
- Only do an international journal if you're really interested in international law. The citation checking for international legal materials is a real pain.