Just yesterday, I told one of my friends that one of the best decisions I ever made in law school was writing my law review comment on No Child Left Behind over the summer. I got it out of the way, or so I thought.
While sitting in the library today, I received an email from one of the editors of my journal with a conditional offer of publication. If I was not in the library, I probably would have screeched. This was a huge surprise to me. Although I was very pleased with the final outcome of my comment, the law review typically only chooses 1-2 people out of all the people who write per option (I believe my summer option had 15-20 people).
Although I have enjoyed my time away from my comment, and writing in general, I am excited to meet with the editors to see what the next step is. The publication offer is conditional because I have to still make some revisions to the piece. Considering that the journal has a circulation of over 17,000 and this would be eternalized on Lexis and Westlaw, I am happy to make any improvements.
So I guess it is a good thing that I did not throw away my thousands of pages of research on the comment. Back to No Child Left Behind, the bluebook, and revising. Only in law school do they reward your work with more work.