Lwoods wrote:What do your cover pages look like on your writing sample? Is something like this appropriate?
I am attaching a copy of a predictive memo on [topic] I prepared in conjunction with [school] College of Law's Legal Analysis and Writing course. This memo was prepared in the fall of 2011 and contains minimal revisions.
Also, the email requesting my writing sample says I can email it or send a hard copy. It's a judge, so I sent my cover letter and resume via regular mail. Which do you think is preferred for the writing sample? If it makes a difference, my letter/resume arrived in one day.
If e-mail is okay, should I send it as a Word file or PDF? I used styles, so the formatting should remain if I send it as a Word.
In your description of the writing sample, write a one or two sentence summary on what the writing sample is about and what you argued.
Send in pdf form. Sending hardcopy in regular mail is fine too. Email only saves you time and money, although some judges may prefer it, I don't think they'll hold it against you.