Anonymous User wrote:
I appreciate you doing it, but what kind of sample did you use? I figure I'll use the unpublished note I wrote for my journal. I really don't see how doing something like a Charging Document would really suffice since it's just a form where you plug in a new name/information and whatnot.[/quote]
Don't use your note. Use anything where you write as an advocate. If you don't have something from an internship, then you use a brief that you wrote for 1L legal writing. If that isn't an option, use a memo or some kind of neutral piece of writing. Legal employers - especially DA's office - do not want to see whether or not you are a good academic writer. It just doesn't bear on any writing that you'd do if you were hired.
I interviewed at 5-6 DAs offices and my writing sample came up 1 time. Pretty positive that the guy who brought it up hadn't read it either. So don't sweat it too much.[/quote]
Thanks again, I'll just use my shitty Reply Motion I did early in fall of 2L if it doesn't matter too much in the end. Nothing glamorous, but better than writing some BS plug that I barely constructed.