I would not call VJIL a "must avoid" unless you are against writing a note (which you can easily adapt from a class paper). My judge also was aware of VJIL (and the relative preftige of other journals) in comparison to VLR.First Offense wrote:McGruff wrote:So obviously VJIL is crazy but does anyone have a sense of what the workload at the other journals is like (specifically tax and jolt)? Also do recruiters look at the kind of journal and think it actually reflects an interest of yours, or is it just "oh I see you're on [some secondary journal], how have you liked that?" Crim says it has a low workload which sounds nice but I wouldn't want to have to try and square an apparent interest in crim with an actual interest in doing corp.
Doesn't matter. Vjolt is pretty low impact from what I hear. Don't know about tax.
VJIL and Law and Politics are the two "must avoid" - don't know much about the others.
As to firms and other employers, I doubt it would matter much unless you want to signal interests in a certain practice area (e.g. if you are interested in tax, do the tax journal; if your resume screams public service but you want to do corporate, do VLBR; etc.)