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The selection process moves very quickly, so only apply to judges with whom you would accept an offer.
Application Process: Resumes
This resume can be similar to resumes you have used for other types of employers. However, due to the close working environment in chambers or within a court system, judges tend to more interested in personal details such as your hobbies and outside interests (legal and non-legal). As a result, your resume could include:
- an Interests section/line (i.e., including hobbies, activities, languages)
- unique non-legal jobs or experiences
- any geographic connection to the court (i.e., home state, place of prior employment, schools attended)
As with other types of opportunities, your resume should include your GPA and class rank (if in the top third), journal experience, moot court participation, achievements or awards in the area of legal research and writing, and any notes or articles that you have authored.
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