Secondary Journal vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

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Which one is more important in the employer's eyes

Secondary Journal
17
52%
Moot Court Competition
8
24%
Clinics
7
21%
Others
1
3%
 
Total votes: 33

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tea_drinker
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Secondary Journal vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:44 am

I am still learning about law school, so hope everyone, especially those who had been through it, can say what they know.

I just wonder which one of these is more helpful for law students when it comes to job hunting. I know law review is prestigious and would help, but what's about clinic program or moot court competition?

Edit: Poll changed upon requested. Thanks.
Last edited by tea_drinker on Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:08 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Rand M.
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Re: Law Review vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby Rand M. » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:45 am

LR; not close at all.

HowdyYall
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Re: Law Review vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby HowdyYall » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:52 am

you forgot to make intramural sports a poll option!

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Adjudicator
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Re: Law Review vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby Adjudicator » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:54 am

This poll would have been a lot more interesting without law review as an option; as it stands, it is going to be pretty boring.

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Re: Law Review vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby reverendt » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:03 am

Law review trumps everything.
Secondary journal is good, especially if you get published.
Moot court is good, especially if you can distinguish yourself.

Clinics are more like an alternative to classes than they are an extracurricular activity. You do a clinic in lieu of some classes generally. While that can be a good thing, its not really comparable to the others, which are over and above your classes.

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Re: Secondary Journal vs. Clinics vs. Moot Court?

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:16 am

According to professors I've asked:

For most civil/government/corporate/academic jerbs: LR>>>>>>>>>>>>Everything else.

For DA/PD: TA*/LR >>>>>>>>>Everything else.


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