kurama20 wrote:Yeah but I was told that if you do it that way you don't have to do the write on competition that is actually right after finals--meaning some serious burnout. Not having to deal with that has to lessen the stress level somewhat. Also I was told that you can "note on" after 1L, whereas with the write on you have to do it as a 1L. There obviously both really hard, but you don't have to face that condensed time commitment that the write on requires.
1) The writing competition is in late February and/or early march
2) The way the 'note on' process works, you can do it any time you want to. That being said, the odds of a 1L coming up with a topic, writing a paper, getting it edited, submitting it, having it reviewed, and being selected for publication before February are close enough to 0 that I think it's fair to just call it impossible.
3) Keep in mind that people on law review have to write/submit a note, which means that the competition for being published already includes every member of law review.