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"short writing sample" what are employers really looking for legalbeagle03/27/18
I would submit the whole thing. bucwild03/27/18
I always hate this. All my samples are privileged and confid sillydood03/27/18
Send something that is 5-10 pages. isthisit03/27/18
Yeah. If it's a long brief, I would probably leave out borin fettywap03/27/18
A short brief that was publicly filed. Reply briefs are usua midlaw03/28/18
legalbeagle (Mar 27, 2018 - 10:55 am)

"short writing sample" what are employers really looking for? all i have are motions or oppositions that are pages long. should i submit an excerpt of something good i wrote?

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bucwild (Mar 27, 2018 - 11:48 am)

I would submit the whole thing.

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sillydood (Mar 27, 2018 - 3:56 pm)

I always hate this. All my samples are privileged and confidential so I have to make an anonymous/generic version.

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isthisit (Mar 27, 2018 - 6:32 pm)

Send something that is 5-10 pages.

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fettywap (Mar 27, 2018 - 7:27 pm)

Yeah. If it's a long brief, I would probably leave out boring stuff like the statement of facts, and just give them your best legal arguments in the brief.

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midlaw (Mar 28, 2018 - 1:14 am)

A short brief that was publicly filed. Reply briefs are usually best as they are shorter. Also they are easier to write and therefore better written.

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