Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sitting by the docks of the bay, wasting time.

I am currently in the petitioning process for law review.

Most law schools have at least one student-run journal. Although most of the articles are written by professors from various schools (students do contribute some articles), students select which articles they will run and edit those articles.

To get on a law review or journal you must petition. The petitioning process varies from school to school, but it usually includes a writing section and a cite-checking exercise. They gave us two weeks to petition. Mine is due on Monday.

Petitioning really couldn't have come at a worse time. The packets are available the day of our last final. For some reason I thought that I would be really motivated to write on. However, the 300 pages of reading for a slow reader on top of the cite checking exercise deflated most of my motivation.

We will see how this goes. However, all I can think about is Otis Redding singing "sitting on the docks of the bay, wasting time." (emphasis on wasting time).

While you are reading this or doing whatever you are doing, I suggest you enjoy a little Otis Redding.