Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 255: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones)

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about preparing a great writing sample, which you might need when applying for a law job, a clerkship, or an internship/externship.

In this episode we discuss:

>When do you need a writing sample?

>What makes a good writing sample, and mistakes to avoid making

>Getting writing samples from your academic work or your See more +

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about preparing a great writing sample, which you might need when applying for a law job, a clerkship, or an internship/externship.

In this episode we discuss:

>When do you need a writing sample?

>What makes a good writing sample, and mistakes to avoid making

>Getting writing samples from your academic work or your job 

>Is it okay to get help to make your writing sample better?

>What if you can't come up with anything?

Resources:

>CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/)

>Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/)

>Podcast Episode 45: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/)

>Podcast Episode 68: Top 10 Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-68-legal-writing-disasters/)

>Tips for Legal Writing at Your Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-legal-writing-at-your-summer-job/)

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/)

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