JazzOne wrote:86revolt wrote:i'm trying to decide between vandy and UT and the fact that Texas Law Review is the #8 ranked law review (as ranked by W&L university) in the country is a decided advantage. but do you have any sense of how difficult it is, relative to other schools, to make it onto the TLR? obviously making it onto any law review is difficult given the writing requirements, but i just want to know if, given the larger class size at UT, getting on the law review is especially difficult. and more specifically, is selection based solely on GPA or is based also on a writing sample?
Law review is based on grades and a writing competition. I'm a 1L, so I'll refrain from speculating about how hard it is to get on LR.
10 spots will go to people based solely off the strength of their writing. 40 will go to people based off a combination of their writing & gpa. I'm not sure if we amend this based on class size. Some of these spots will go to rising 3Ls while the majority will go to rising 2Ls. As far as how difficult it is to get on, that's hard to say. Some of us spent the entire 2 weeks provided to write our essays, others spent 2 days. But since this all takes place right after finals and just as summer jobs are starting up, there will be a portion of the class that doesn't participate in the write-on. That being said, there's nobody on the journal that someone can single out as not belonging. It's a murderer's row of students. Here's the link to the membership part of the website: http://www.texaslrev.com/about/membership