Thursday, April 14, 2005

Another Log on the Stress Fire 

In addition to the usual daily dilemmas and duties to which I need to attend, a new one has appeared: should I apply for Law Review? NESL has one-stop shopping for the New England Law Review, the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, and the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law. Applicants are judged on a combination of GPA and score on the assigned writing assignment.

On the one hand, taking part in law review or one of the journals does provide a little bit of extra oomph on the resume, which is especially handy when attending an evening program at a lower tier school. On the other hand, it's another time consumer. I'm already on the executive boards of two student groups, plus I work full time, and I'll be taking five classes (12 credits) next semester. Plus the writing submission will be due before the wedding. Can I juggle wedding preparations and paper production simultaneously? What to do, what to do?

In the meantime, I'm taking particular amusement in the Associate Member description for the New England Law Review:
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - Associate members are first year members of the law review. They play a crucial role in the production process by completing cite chekcing and proofreading assignments. Associate members also write a comment or a note for consideration for publication in the next volume of the law review. Students gain membership to the New England Law Review by competing in the Summer Writing Competition. For more information on membership, click here.
Do I get extra credit for noting the typo in the description? It's particularly ironic, given the proximity of the typo to the word "proofreading." Hopefully this will be taken care of before long.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:40 PM