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Today I Get To Not Make Law Review

This term is, subtly but inescapably, rather more stressful than the fall. It's like a slowly mounting weight on the shoulders, though that might just be my bag.

I'm spending this lunch hour watching my phone, and I'm sure quite a few of my classmates will be too, though I haven't seen any of them get one yet. (scratch that bit - congrats, Joy! :D)

It's hard to tell how many of the competing applications actually want to do the work of nitpicking through thirty-odd law review articles, and how many of them just want the feathers in their resumes.

Of course, it's never that simple. It's usually both. It is for me, anyway.


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Feb. 27th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
I never made law review either... got beat out of the IT position by one other guy. I think it probably worked out better for me, in terms of law school stress. Maybe I would've been able to clerk at an appeal court if I'd made law review, but then, I was happy where I clerked anyway. Those appeal clerks are all snobs.
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm doing the same work on a smaller scale anyway, for the International Policy Forum (Carleton's student-run political science journal), so it works out decently for me anyway.

Where'd you clerk, anyway? I'm seeming to remember Federal Court of some kind.
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's only one kind of Federal Court. The Federal Court.

Feb. 29th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Well, also the tax court (which doesn't have the name) and the FCA (which is either just an appellate division or a separate court depending on who you talk to and what time period you're referring to), but of course you weren't an appellate clerk anyway so that gets ruled out.

...I'll stop babbling now.
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