I was just coming on here to ask the same question, specifically for law review...does anyone else have any comments/feedback as to whether we should send updates?
While for some applicants grade-on is a given, at my school only the top 13 students grade-on, so for everyone else who make it, it's an acknowledgment of research/writing quality and another demonstration of skill and superiority in a competition with one’s peers. However, I’m just not quite sure how to put it, since at my school they also don’t tell us how we make it on (there are 13 spots for each of: (1) grade-on, (2) write-on, or (3) hybrid grade/write-on, and decisions are made using a completely blind system). So basically, I can’t say “I successfully earned a spot on the law review staff through my performance in the joint journal competition” because I don’t know if I graded on, and I can’t say “My grades are so awesome that I was offered a place on law review” because I don’t know that that was the case either – and besides, that sort of message basically illustrates the issue that bceagles was talking about as telling them absolutely nothing new….so if anyone’s got suggestions or ideas I’d appreciate them. Thanks!
I would skip the explanation of how you got onto LR and just tell them that you were offered a spot.