Splurgles23 wrote: agnes_bean wrote: radio1nowhere wrote:
mn40 wrote:At what point (in terms of grades) does it become likely that doing the write-on competition for LR would be a waste of time? I get the sense that the top 10% or so get LR. If I have 3Hs/2Ps from the fall (which I guess puts me a tiny bit above median), is it just not worth it?
22 of the 48 slots are given on the basis of the applicant's write-on competition score alone, so if you're interested in HLR you should take the competition regardless of your grades! https://harvardlawreview.org/about/
By the way, unrelated to HLR: 3H/2P is very solidly above median. Conventional wisdom is that 3H/7P is roughly median for all of 1L year.
Just want to very strongly second radio1nowhere
on doing the competition. Those 22 spots truly are 100 percent blindly graded with no reference to who the applicant is or what their grades are, so there are no grades you can have that would make the write-on a waste of time, if you want to do law review.
Also: agree that those grades actually put you well above median for someone with one semester of grades.
Actually, HLR does not do blind admissions even if the initial segment of their process is blind grading. They take gender and race into account. It's apparently a new-ish policy, but ask them/look at their website. They are pretty clear and upfront about shifting to a gender/race affirmative action policy.
Wrong. Please read with a little more care:
Twenty-two editors are selected based solely on their competition scores. Seven editors, one from each 1L section, shall be selected based on an equally weighted combination of competition scores and 1L grades. Three editors shall be selected based on an equally weighted combination of competition scores and 1L grades, without regard to section. Sixteen editors shall be selected through a holistic but anonymous review that takes into account all available information.
Characteristics like racial or ethnic identity, physical disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status are only taken into account for 16 of 48 slots, and even there it's only one factor among many considered in the holistic review process. At the end of the day, as agnes_bean and I got at earlier: No one should count themselves out! Everyone who is interested in HLR should take the competition.