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Writing sample from law school?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:27 pm

A firm I am applying for is asking for a writing sample, the legal work I've done in the past isn't relevant to the firm. Is it okay to use a writing sample from law school, even if its three years ago? It's a 40 page appellate brief, hoping it isn't overkill/too old.

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Re: Writing sample from law school?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:59 pm

Are you serious?

Why would they want to read law a school brief if you have years of actual experience and examples of real work product.
Provided that you are able to ethically provide or edit/censure a writing sample of recent work product, you should go with that.

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Re: Writing sample from law school?

Postby encore1101 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are you serious?

Why would they want to read law a school brief if you have years of actual experience and examples of real work product.
Provided that you are able to ethically provide or edit/censure a writing sample of recent work product, you should go with that.

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Re: Writing sample from law school?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:24 pm

encore1101 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are you serious?

Why would they want to read law a school brief if you have years of actual experience and examples of real work product.
Provided that you are able to ethically provide or edit/censure a writing sample of recent work product, you should go with that.


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