Legal Intern Cover Letter Sample

Legal internships prepare students for working in a real time environment once they have finished law school. It is no wonder that students fret so much when they sit down to write their first ever cover letter for a legal intern position.

However, there really isn’t any reason to worry. Your cover letter is simply a reflection of your ability to apply your skills in a certain environment and if you are aware of your abilities and their application, no one can stop you from writing a cover letter that gets prompt results.

The first thing you need to do before writing a cover letter for a legal intern position is to find out what is actually required from a legal intern and how it goes hand in hand with what your law program wants you to learn. When you have these two angles in front of you, writing a compelling cover letter will not be a problem. Your cover letter should highlight who you are and what you can offer the company that you are applying for a job in. If you have a particular interest in law, be sure to mention it as you might find a more profound internship opportunity this way.

You may find the following cover letter sample for a legal intern position interesting. Give it a viewing before you write your own.


Legal Intern Cover Letter Sample


February 4, 2015

Mr. Oliver Dolmen
Ryder Attorneys
78 Wild Swan Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 81734


Dear Mr. Dolmen:

I am a third year law student at the Bainbridge Law School and am inquiring of a possible legal internship opportunity at Ryder Attorneys. I am aware of your office’s immense concentration on working on criminal cases, which is my prime area of interest and study and I believe that I will be able to contribute much towards it.

I have a passion for excellence with the ability to demonstrate the same through results. Some of my core strengths include:

● Hands-on experience in contract drafting and negotiation
● Well-versed with different contract types, terms, and business practices
● Special talent for handling copyright, patents and trademarks issues
● Proficient user of MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

I am drawn to the diversity and scope of Ryder Attorneys to which I believe I have much to contribute. My knowledge of criminal law coupled with substantial research and writing skills will make me an asset to your organization. I have enclosed my resume for your consideration and anticipate meeting with you in person to discuss this in more detail.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Catherine Miller
(000) 999-8765

(Enc: Resume)

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