In a race to fill seats at the nation’s top law firms, it’s becoming increasingly common for candidates to cite their own publications, sometimes from an array of sources.
But that’s not always the case.
A new law firm’s paper on a potential candidate’s resume can give a prospective employer a leg up, according to research from the University of Michigan Law School.
The firm cited the name of a paper by The New York Times and other papers as evidence.
“A candidate’s claim that their papers were ‘Rolling Papers’ is a compelling one and, if true, could be an advantage,” said Dr. David W. Riehl, the study’s lead author.
A few of the candidates interviewed for the paper cited The New Yorker as the source of their article.
The paper in question, a 2010 article about a New Jersey jury’s acquittal of a convicted rapist who had repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl, was written by a former New York judge who was then serving on the New Jersey Superior Court.
The trial judge, who has since retired, had been criticized for failing to properly investigate rape allegations, and the paper has long been cited by law firms seeking to hire lawyers.
The New Jersey paper has since been retracted, and other law firms have pulled out of the contract bidding process.
In a phone interview, the former judge said that although he had never personally read the paper, he did not believe it to be fake.
The candidate who applied for the job, who declined to give his name for fear of retribution, said he has a high school diploma and has no criminal record.
“I was looking for someone who has the background, experience and qualifications to represent my clients in court,” he said.
He also said he believed the paper was accurate, even though he had heard rumors about its accuracy and the nature of its content.
The study, titled “How to get a job interview based on your own papers,” will be presented to the law firm and other lawyers at an upcoming conference.
The article was written in the late 1990s by two former New Jersey judges, who were not involved in the case, the paper said.
The judges said that they had never heard of the case before, and that their paper had been rejected by other firms because of inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case.
The court said that the paper had a strong bias toward the defense and its authors were biased against the defendant, a defense lawyer, according the paper.
The judge who wrote the paper called it “the best paper I ever read,” and said he was surprised it was rejected by a large firm, which was his first firm, the article said.
In an interview, Mr. Zegers, the law professor, said that it is not uncommon for candidates who seek a job to cite a variety of sources, such as publications by newspapers or academic journals.
“They’re not going to get the job because they don’t have the credentials to do it,” he added.
“If the paper is just like a bad experience, they won’t get the interview.”
The paper also cited a 2014 article by the New York Observer.
The newspaper’s reporters said that Mr. Johnson had been arrested for drunken driving and was not allowed to work as a lawyer, which Mr. Zeigs said made him ineligible for the contract.
The Observer said that after the newspaper published a story that Mr, Johnson had not been arrested, Mr Johnson sued.
The suit was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
The former judge who first wrote the article, William M. Henshaw, said in an interview that he had written it to encourage candidates to apply for the law firms.
“It was meant to give you a chance to get in front of the bar,” he told the paper in February.
“We’ve got to stop talking about law school.”
The law firms that interviewed for this paper declined to comment.
The University of Michalys study also examined the names of nine other law firm jobs advertised online in a bid to identify candidates with similar resumes.
In one case, candidates listed a college degree and an undergraduate degree in another law school, which they said was not their case.
“While I was looking through a couple of those job listings, I saw a company listing two people who were college grads who were listed as the general manager and the assistant general manager,” said the law student, who requested anonymity to avoid retaliation from the law offices that were contacted for this story.
“So I just emailed the law office and said, ‘I’ve been looking for somebody with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree,'” he said, referring to the position of general manager.
The person who responded to the email did not return messages seeking comment.
In another case, two candidates listed the same job title, as an assistant general counsel for a major firm in New