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Law Students => Current Law Students => Topic started by: anxiety on January 18, 2008, 11:55:25 AM

Title: question re: writing sample
Post by: anxiety on January 18, 2008, 11:55:25 AM
Do you think it is better to leave the writing sample in courier new or to change it to times new roman for ease of reading?

Just curious!
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: anxiety on January 18, 2008, 02:37:12 PM
someone has got to know the answer to this :(
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on January 18, 2008, 06:15:56 PM
I'm not sure why you are "leaving" it in courier new ... I always use times new roman - I think it's the best looking font.
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: anxiety on January 19, 2008, 12:52:49 PM
I'm not sure why you are "leaving" it in courier new ... I always use times new roman - I think it's the best looking font.

well, we are required to write it in courier new for LRW, thus i would be leaving it in that font.

any other opinions?
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: jacy85 on January 19, 2008, 01:05:50 PM
You only have to write in courier new because it's a uniform font.  It makes sure everyone is constrained by the same page/line limits.

You have no such requirement for firms.  Put it in whatever font you like, although TNR is probably best.
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: anxiety on January 19, 2008, 01:21:07 PM
You only have to write in courier new because it's a uniform font.  It makes sure everyone is constrained by the same page/line limits.

You have no such requirement for firms.  Put it in whatever font you like, although TNR is probably best.

thank you for the response!
Title: Re: question re: writing sample
Post by: Alamo79 on January 19, 2008, 01:59:27 PM
Courier new also helps to identify spacing when doing bluebook grading.  Don't send a writing sample to a firm in courier new, errors are easier to spot and it just doesn't look like a finished product.