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Tailored Cover Letters

Postby hope&change » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:50 pm

I'm a (barely) borderline candidate for a particular judge and several of his/her former clerks recommended that I write a longer cover letter detailing why I want to clerk for this judge and what makes me a unique candidate. I can handle the part about myself, but I'm looking for advice on how to convey my interest in that particular judge. Should I mention specific opinions? Or just talk generally about his/her jurisprudence? Or focus on former clerks' statements that he/she is a great mentor? I'm trying to craft a letter that is sincere and doesn't sound like I'm blowing smoke. Advice?

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Re: Tailored Cover Letters

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:01 am

Can't you ask the former clerks who gave you the advice of writing a longer letter?

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