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.
February 4, 2015
Mr. Oliver Dolmen
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.
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