APPLICATION MATERIALS - To apply for a position in our office, all applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and three references. Documents should be in Word or PDF format.
- Writing sample: Your writing sample should show substantial legal research and analysis. It need not be on a criminal law subject and there is no specific length requirement. Please submit what you consider to be the best example of your writing. The sample should be accompanied by a cover page explaining (a) the sample's original purpose (e.g., class assignment, moot court brief, internal memorandum for employer); (b) when and for whom the sample was written; (c) the extent of editing by any third party; (d) if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, the nature of such larger document; and (e) if the sample is a collaborative work, which portion of the sample was written by the applicant. You may submit additional samples while your application is pending if you desire.
- References: We require at least three professional references from former or current employers who have firsthand knowledge of your performance in a legal position. References from former or current employers in a legal setting are preferable to academic references. Personal references are not desired, nor are letters of recommendation. Please include a full name, current telephone number, and e-mail address for each reference provided.
- Unofficial Transcript: Please provide the most recent copy of your transcript. It should include your current course schedule, if applicable.
INTERVIEW MATERIALS - Applicants invited for an interview will need to bring an official transcript to the first round interview.
- Official law school transcript: An official transcript is issued directly from the law school generating the grade report. It usually has an official seal and/or a signature of the registrar. You may have the registrar mail the transcript directly to our office or you may bring it to your interview in an envelope sealed by your registrar.