This summer I've been interning for a judge who's encouraged me to write several decisions. I was just told that one will be published in a very well respected law journal. I know I can write that I drafted decisions on my resume, but is there any graceful way to add this publication to the blurb as well? obviously, his name is on it and there was editing - maybe say drafted a decision which went on to be published in yadda yadda yadda?
The ruling/order/opinion will be published
in a well respected law journal? I've never seen any well respected law journals publish cases. Maybe someone cited it.. but they probably did not publish it. But, I digress...
You should ask your judge before putting that on your resume. You are under an obligation to keep all work you perform in your internship confidential - even after the internship ends. For many judges, this means that you cannot disclose which cases you worked on. Some judges also adopt the belief that because he/she signs his/her name on the work product, it is NOT your work product, and you shouldn't take credit for it. My judge would not allow me to state that I drafted anything for "x" case; however, I could generally
disclose that I drafted rulings, orders, and opinions. YMMV