Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

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Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby donniedarko » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:50 pm

I know Northwestern does not. Does anyone know anything about the other schools. Thanks for saving me some time with the answers you post.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:09 pm

UVA doesn't, but everyone who participates in the writing competition gets on a journal. After the first round, there are maybe a couple dozen who do not get selected (you can only try out for two journals plus law review). You then have the option of "applying" to journals that still have slots. Applying consists of checking a box and writing an optional one page double-spaced letter of interest. I believe everyone in the last two years who tried out got onto a journal. But you do need to at least go through the writing competition to do this.

Also, pretty sure I've read that Yale has walk-ons for its secondary journals.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby woeisme » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:13 pm

I don't know of any that literally have "walk on" policies. Some have modified work-on policies which allows you to write an essay to access conditional membership on a journal. You then get full membership provided your work is up to par. Advantages of this: no writing competition. Disadvantages: forego law review opportunity; have to write an essay.

Not sure which journals are like this though...

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby donniedarko » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks dixon02 and woeisme. I also am reading on Berkeley's site that their secondary journals are walk on. Keep em coming...

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Yale ?

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Harvard. You can walk-on as early as 1st semester 1L year, and a lot of people do. Some journals will give you substantial responsibilty early one, for others you have to put in time as a subciter for at least your first semester.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby Trustbuster » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:42 pm

Stanford. 'Bidding' system, but everyone pretty much gets their first choice.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:43 pm

dixon02 wrote:UVA doesn't, but everyone who participates in the writing competition gets on a journal. After the first round, there are maybe a couple dozen who do not get selected (you can only try out for two journals plus law review). You then have the option of "applying" to journals that still have slots. Applying consists of checking a box and writing an optional one page double-spaced letter of interest. I believe everyone in the last two years who tried out got onto a journal. But you do need to at least go through the writing competition to do this.

Also, pretty sure I've read that Yale has walk-ons for its secondary journals.


Some of the Journals at UVa (Criminal Law specifically and I think one or two others) allow you to join without doing the writing competition.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby PennBull » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:33 am

Penn's East Asia Law Review and Journal of Law and Social Change don't require a writing competition. The latter requires an application (I don't know if the East Asia does), but I've never heard of anyone failing the application and not getting on.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:42 am

All of the non-law review journals are walk-on at Berkeley, no writing requirement or anything.

EDIT - the tech journal MAY require something but they are the only ones, I wasn't on it and don't know for sure.

EDIT 2 - naming the school
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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby PennBull » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:42 am

Lawl Shcool wrote:All of the non-law review journals are walk-on, no writing requirement or anything.


...for which school?

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:43 am

PennBull wrote:
Lawl Shcool wrote:All of the non-law review journals are walk-on, no writing requirement or anything.


...for which school?


I edited my post, clearly i'm still asleep.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby PennBull » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:45 am

Lawl Shcool wrote:
PennBull wrote:
Lawl Shcool wrote:All of the non-law review journals are walk-on, no writing requirement or anything.


...for which school?


I edited my post, clearly i'm still asleep.


Haha my bad for quoting too fast.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby Bumi » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:56 am

donniedarko wrote:I know Northwestern does not. Does anyone know anything about the other schools. Thanks for saving me some time with the answers you post.


Northwestern's IP journal actually does allow 1Ls to volunteer to be provisional members, and my understanding is that if you give a good faith effort you'll get an offer and won't have to do writeon. Is that what you mean by "walk on?"

I've also heard that everyone who does writeon with a good faith effort can get some secondary journal at Northwestern.

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:01 am

columbia has got a bunch of walk ons

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby poe » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Anyone know how it works at NYU?

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Re: Which t14s have walk on policy for secondary journals?

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:01 pm

kwais wrote:columbia has got a bunch of walk ons

Oh? I thought it was just Gender & Law...




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