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No cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:18 am

Hey guys --

I'm looking at smaller boutique firms to work at (especially public service law firms) next summer. I ran across one that I'm salivating over. But when they list on their site what you should send in, all they mention is a resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample -- no cover letter.

I'm a bit confused, haha. Are cover letters just a "given" and that's why it's not mentioned? Or will they be irritated if I send one in when they didn't ask for one? The firm only accepts 4-5 summer associates and they're in northern California (meaning I'll be competing against Berkeley/Stanford students), so I want to make sure to get this right.

Thanks!

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Re: No cover letter?

Postby bgg2011 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:55 am

I would write a CL. Shows you're serious. CLs also act as an additional writing sample. Good luck!

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Re: No cover letter?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:05 pm

Cover letters are a given.

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Re: No cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:10 pm

Thanks!




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