When applying for any position out of law school – a clerkship, a law firm, a government office – the name of the game is making your resume stand out in the pile. Everybody knows the drill, right? Good grades plus glowing recommendations equals strong candidate. But there are, of course, plenty of other ways to ensure your resume, and thus your candidacy, stands out among the crowd. At the top of this list is publishing a student note or comment in a law journal. Whether you are on a journal or not, you should absolutely consider this opportunity, which not only showcases critical thinking and writing skills, but also demonstrates initiative and interest in a particular area of the law. So, the million-dollar-question: what are journals looking for when they select for publication? The four steps below are designed to help you write an article that fits the bill and will bring you one step closer to getting published. [Read more…] about Writing to Get Published
About Kelsey Russell
For the 2017-18 term, Kelsey Russell served as a judicial clerk for the Chief Judge of the Southern District of New York. This year, she will begin work as an associate at a large law firm in New York. Kelsey graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2017, where she was an Executive Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She had the honor of being published in the 165th volume of the Law Review for her student comment, Cruel and Unusual Construction: The Eighth Amendment as a Limit on Building Prisons on Toxic Waste Sites. Kelsey earned her undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied English and Women’s and Gender Studies.