Saturday, February 28, 2009

All Journal Tryouts, All The Time - Update on the Competition

From a tipster: 345 1Ls picked up a the unified journal tryout. There are 370 1Ls total, which means that just over 93% of 1Ls decided to throw their hat into the ring. Of course, some of those people will give up and return their uncompleted tryout without penalty, but still. The tipster put it well:
That fifteen is a small, proud group of elites.
Verily - the few, the proud, the elite - - - the Law Review editorial board. That's about 4% of people whose Blue-booking will be up to snuff. Makes one wonder what's the value of being on Law Review ITE?

Good luck everyone. The tougher the odds, the greater your share of the glory.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I was operating under the assumption that there were 360 1Ls. I meant to suggest, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that the 15 who did not do the tryout were a "small, proud group of elites."

- The Tipster

Rule 12 (f) said...

they are probably assured of grading on. ty for this.

Anonymous said...

Rule 12 (f) - what's up with the obsession with Blue-booking skills? I was under the impression that Law Review paid far more attention to the writing component, and the student's ability to engage in legal analysis and construct a compelling argument, than to the ability to Blue-book.

Maybe that's where you went wrong....

Rule 12 (f) said...

LR yes, other journals no.

Also, a joke.

Anonymous said...

Your tipster should look for some tips in basic math: 370-345= 25, not 15.

Anonymous said...

Your poster should look for some tips in reading comprehension: "I was operating under the assumption that there were 360 1Ls."

Rule 12 (f) said...

burned!

Anonymous said...

Also, a number of those doing the tryout have yet to pick up their tryout packet. The "Sabbath observer" tryout (whether they observe it on Saturday or Sunday) occurs in the middle of spring break. That might knock the total up to 360.

Anonymous said...

Nope. The 345 includes the Sabbath observers. They had to check out the tryout on Friday and then give it to someone to hold for them until Monday.

Anonymous said...

I know 7 people who did not do the journal tryout just in my section. So unless my section is incredibly disproportionate to the rest of the 1L class, I'd say these numbers are bogus.

Or perhaps some of the 7 who didn't "do" a journal actually picked one up, and then didn't complete it. I guess that is possible. Either way, that should be worked in to these projections

Anonymous said...

Do we know how many (or what %) of those who tried out get on a journal? Any data from last year?

Anonymous said...

The percentage who get accepted varies by journal. Of the three I remember, one let every applicant on, two let about 65-70% of people on.

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