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1L job search / Re: And still a third question (writing sample)
« on: February 19, 2008, 10:44:59 PM »
I heard it was just not supposed to exceed 10 pages ... and that almost always means an excerpt.

Just use your discussion/argument section (maybe w/ a little excerpt that explains the context).

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1L job search / Re: How long should a writing sample be?
« on: February 13, 2008, 06:44:10 PM »
OHhh, I see ... thanks!  The only legal writing sample(s) I have are from class assignments :)

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1L job search / Re: How long should a writing sample be?
« on: February 13, 2008, 05:49:42 PM »
mine was 5 ish, i used a memo, cut out the crap (facts, etc), then did a brief cover letter summarizing it and stating i had permission to use it.

Thanks, but just a question - why wouldn't you have permission to use your own writing?

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1L job search / Re: How long should a writing sample be?
« on: February 13, 2008, 02:38:16 PM »
Wow ... 5-10 pages just seems really long ... are they really going to read all that?

Guess I'm just surprised!

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1L job search / Re: How long should a writing sample be?
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:15:52 AM »
about 10 pages

Hah ... good job being snarky.

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1L job search / How long should a writing sample be?
« on: February 13, 2008, 10:01:52 AM »
Also a question that will be going to the CPD office, but would like a "second" opinion -

How long of a writing sample should be included when it is requested?

A paragraph?

A page?

A whole memo? (Hah, I would think not)


Thanks!

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U of Cincinnati / I go here
« on: February 12, 2008, 06:39:00 PM »
In case anyone ever has any questions :)

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1L job search / Re: Confused ...
« on: February 09, 2008, 01:02:25 PM »
Thanks!

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1L job search / Re: Confused ...
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:20:42 PM »
I dont know what the bidding deadline is for your resume collect, but my school extends the deadline for that past the deadline for oci.  As far as applying elsewhere, it cant hurt to send resumes and cover letters out.  Its such a pain to send stuff out in advance that it is almost more effective to just mail.  Be quick with it though, cause id imagine firms are pretty much done hiring or wrapping it up anyway.

Most firms in the area (Cincinnati) haven't even started hiring yet, so I don't think I'm late or anything.  I'm more interested in a mid-size or small firm.  Although I do have interest in some other things that haven't started the application process yet, too.  I was just wondering if the date on the "OCI" says 5/30/08 and is resume collect if I can go ahead and apply to them ... although you're probably right that just mailing them would be easier.

I just feel like "randomly mailing" seems so unofficial if they aren't hiring and asking for specific things (i.e. writing samples, etc.)

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1L job search / Confused ...
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:12:22 PM »
So ... the OCI bidding closed awhile ago, but there still firms that I can find through eattorney under OCI that are "resume collect" ... can I still apply/bid for those?

Also ... do I just send my resume and cover letter to random firms or wait and see if firms are actually hiring?

I'm talking to the CPD ppl this week, but I just wondered if I could get any info now.

Thanks!

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