Everyone who attempted to “write-on” to law review received an e-mail that invitations would be extended the next evening. That evening came and went for me and I was sad, very sad. I thought my casenote was well thought out and I knew that my citations weren’t great but we were never taught how to cite using Bluebook. I called my dear friend Em and asked her if she had heard anything, she had. She had made not THE journal, but the other one our school has. I was even more sad. So I threw a fit and cried. Yep, you read that correctly, I threw a fit!
Those who went before us were not lying when they said that law school is one tough cookie. I have never been in such a competitive environment before, one that constantly has you comparing yourself against others without even realizing it. Em tried to be a good friend, I knew she was unhappy that I wasn’t extended an invite but I still wanted to throw my fit.
So here is my fit: learning that hard work sometimes doesn’t pay off is a bitch. Learning that hard work sometimes doesn’t pay off is not an excuse to stop working hard, which is also a bitch in itself. Learning to let all of this go in such a competitive place is probably the hardest.
But then…I got a phone call inviting me to join the second journal! AND I WAS ESTATIC! Although it wasn’t THE journal I wanted it was a journal. The best part is that I’ll be working with Em and among other good friends. While the second journal is not particularly of interest to me topic-wise I’ll be doing the same exact work that those who made THE journal will learn and do, and that cheers me up. 🙂
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