Career Services

Creating a Writing Sample - 2L, 3L, and Alumni

Second-year students, third-year students, and alumni typically select a writing sample from among memorandums and briefs assigned either through coursework or through work as a summer associate.

If selecting a writing sample from among summer associate work, don't forget to:

  • Get permission from your employer to use the work as a writing sample.
  • Protect client confidentiality by changing and/or redacting portions of the document including names, dates, places, etc.
  • Be sure to indicate that you have done both of the above on your writing sample cover sheet.
  • Click here for information about preparing a resume.
  • Click here for information about preparing a cover letter.