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How to Compose a Targeted Cover Letter If...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:54 pm

...you don't know what you specifically want to practice, have not had any encounters with any individuals in the firm, etc. Any thoughts?

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Re: How to Compose a Targeted Cover Letter If...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:33 pm

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Re: How to Compose a Targeted Cover Letter If...

Postby emciosn » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:38 pm

do you know whether you generally want to do litigation vs. transactional work? I don't have a very specific practice area interest but I know I want to do litigation (for now) and wrote a paragraph about being generally interested in the advocacy process and being open to trying a number of practice areas. I am a rising 2L so maybe I get a little leeway for that because I have gotten a number of positive responses so far. Tell the firm you like their geographical location, reputation for client service etc... Then say that you are interested in working for a larger firm that could expose you to a number of practice areas. Thats what I did and it has gone alright.




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