Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Top 10 Reasons Why 1Ls Choose To Do The Law Review Competition

10. Fifty extra hours a week they really want to spend checking footnotes.
9. Punishing themselves for past sins.
8. Do not believe the hiring statistics from the past hundred-odd years that overwhelmingly indicate they'll get great jobs regardless.
7. Have friends on the law review; miss seeing them.
6. Mostly just curious to see if they'll make it; haven't thought through the consequences.
5. Sleeping has stopped being fun.
4. Got confused: thought law review was the name of an intramural softball team.
3. Empty space on resume; "law review" exactly the right number of letters.
2. Want the chance to publish own written work while still a student; forgot that means they have to write something.
1. Really want to be a law professor at Harvard, and nowhere else will do.