Opinion Written During Judicial Internship as Writing Sample

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Re: Opinion Written During Judicial Internship as Writing Sample

Postby Aston2412 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:42 pm

My judge isn't a writer. He knows this and prefers to have his clerks (and in my case interns) do the writing. Everything passes his final approval and he tells us to include something if we've left something out.

The writing sample I'm using is an opinion that had minimal input from the judge. I wrote the entirety of it and revised it several times. His only instructions were literally "include X and say something about Y." It passed his inspection and he knew all along that I was planning on using it as a writing sample.

Don't see what's wrong with expressing to the law firms exactly that.

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Re: Opinion Written During Judicial Internship as Writing Sample

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:59 pm

The interns and clerks just spend all day writing orders (Federal District Court) and the judge reads over them along with a stack of case law and determines whether she agrees, writes down any edits that she has, and then dockets them once they are revised. I think most judges don't write anything themselves?

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