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onehellofaride
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What to include in mass mailing?

Postby onehellofaride » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:21 pm

Cover letter, resume, and transcript.

Or writing sample too?

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rinkrat19
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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:47 pm

I am, because the firms that have an online application form instead of just an email contact usually ask for a writing sample. So I decided to send it to everyone.

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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby onehellofaride » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:55 pm

And a reference list? I mean, do we just send them the whole shebang?

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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:56 pm

onehellofaride wrote:And a reference list? I mean, do we just send them the whole shebang?

I haven't been sending references unless a firm asks for it. Only one has that I've run across so far.

But yes, basically, you're sending them an entire application packet.

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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby 2014 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:42 pm

I didn't do writing sample unless it was requested.

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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:48 pm

onehellofaride wrote:And a reference list? I mean, do we just send them the whole shebang?

Wait until they ask.

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Re: What to include in mass mailing?

Postby TooOld4This » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:31 pm

I would not send a writing sample or references unless asked. The writing sample is more likely to hurt than help. Lawyers often forget how bad legal writing of 1Ls generally is. If writing samples are required, you are being judged against your peers and the reader's expectations will be set. If writing samples aren't required, the attorney reviewing it may naturally judge what you sent against associates and that comparison is less likely to be favorable. (Likely they won't look at more than a page, if they look at all, though).

No need to hand out your references info until asked. If the firm wants them, they will ask.




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