Law Reviews Get a Bad Review

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in February 2008

100 words / 1 min.
Law Blog - WSJ.com - Law Reviews Get a Bad Review: The institution of law reviews has always been a great source of puzzlement to the Law Blog. As a 2L, the sunny afternoons we labored away blue-booking articles were–we’re pretty certain–among the most ill-spent hours of our law-school career. And yet we can’t deny […]


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Law Blog – WSJ.com – Law Reviews Get a Bad Review:

The institution of law reviews has always been a great source of puzzlement to the Law Blog. As a 2L, the sunny afternoons we labored away blue-booking articles were—we’re pretty certain—among the most ill-spent hours of our law-school career. And yet we can’t deny the symbolic importance of law-review membership. Just look at the on-campus interview guide of any non-tier-one law school. Many employers are clear: No law review? No thanks.

I would comment, but I have to get back to blue-booking for my journal.


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