Saturday, February 23, 2008

Are journal tryouts a total sham? The FebClub folks think so . . .

The first thing about Journal Tryouts that should turn anyone off are that they are a Pyramid Scheme of misery. First you spend a god awful miserable weekend doing the tryout in which you don’t go out, spend hours staring at the bluebook, and generally hate life. Finally you think you’ve put together a good package and will be judged based on the legal reasoning and logic of the written part. WRONG. Being on a Journal is not about original legal thought. Its about proofreading. They only care how well you can decide whether a period goes inside a parenthesis or whether your pin cite was in the proper format. 

It's a pretty well-crafted argument.

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