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cover letters examples for OCI

Postby anonymcoffee » Mon May 30, 2011 8:52 pm

since school just posted list of OCI firms, I am starting to panic. Could people who have gone/had some success at OCI email me samples of their cover letters?

I'd like to see how others approached these letters. Should I do short, to the point, or longer letter, should I tailor them for each firm since each has different strength areas or should I have one master cover letter for all firms? I don't even know where to begin writing these...

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Re: cover letters examples for OCI

Postby thesealocust » Mon May 30, 2011 8:59 pm

[my name]
address ]
[my email]

[the date]

Dear [hiring committee name] and [law firm] recruiting committee,

I am a rising second year law student at [my law school], and I am writing to apply for a summer associate position with [law firm].

I was born and raised in [region], where my family still lives. I spent most of my summers during my time at [school] working in [region] - for [somewhat related list of employers]. These experiences shaped my interest in the law, and form the basis of my desire to practice in [region].

During the summer after my first year at law school I interned with [split summer employer #1] and [split summer employer #2] specializing in [area of the law]. These experiences have confirmed my interest for the [region] legal environment, and have given me a terrific opportunity to hone my legal research and writing abilities. In addition, my experiences with [background info] prior to law school have refined my communication skills and given me experience working with a group under tight deadlines (often late into the night). I am eager to apply the skills I have acquired from those pursuits to law firm work.

I have attached my resume and transcript, and would be happy to provide any additional information that would be helpful. I look forward to hearing from you, and am able to interview at your convenience. Thank you again for your time and consideration.



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Re: cover letters examples for OCI

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon May 30, 2011 9:01 pm

I found that most firms didn't want a cover letter at OCI. Even the ones that stated in simplicity that they wanted one still didn't want it.

Still, it's nice to have it ready just in case.


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Re: cover letters examples for OCI

Postby anonymcoffee » Tue May 31, 2011 1:09 pm

thanks for the example, I see you focused mostly on the region ties... should this be emphasized? what about focusing a letter on skills and past practices, or are those not as important as a 1L?

any other examples?

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Re: cover letters examples for OCI

Postby jlrobbins » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:49 am

I highly recommend that you go here: ... -butt.html for cover-letter advice.

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