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I used it, and got on.
on July 13, 2012
This book is worth a read if you attempting to get on law review. However, the best advice within the book is mostly just common sense. For me, the only points the book made that were helpful was
1. Law Review is great to help a so-so GPA in the job market,
2. Follow the instructions of the competition exactly,
3. If you are writing a memo, then make sure your submission is in a memo format,
4. Attend the law review informational at your school
5. Expect to focus a majority of your free time on the competition.
This last point was the most critical, in combination with something that was said to me by a law review member during the informational given at my school: Alternate days between writing and site editing (if you have to edit cites, which is common). My school's competition ran 10 days and I spent 8 of them (4 on cites and 4 on paper) working on the paper and editing citations with the blue book. Alternating the days allowed me to clear my head and put down the paper for 24 hours at a time. DO NOT get too wrapped up in the author's assertion you need to work full time on this paper like a job. I am a night student who works full time and has a wife and two children. I resolved to only write from 8PM until 1AM or so, sometimes later. In short, you can do it with other things going on but you will still have to focus significant amounts of time.
Good luck and buy this book as it may give you the slight edge needed!