What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

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What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:01 pm

I have a V50 SA but I'm trying to trade up to a firm with a better corporate practice than that of my firm. My grades drastically improved in 2L. What/how much do I need to say in the cover letter?

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:26 pm

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:05 am

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:39 am

The form and content of a cover letter won't change much just because you are applying for a 3L job instead of a 2L job.

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:26 pm

Really? My OCS dean told me 3L mailing cover letters don't need to go through the same stuff as a 1L or 2L one (like "I believe I would be a great fit for your firm because I took these classes and have this experience")

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby ben4847 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:46 pm

I dunno. But I would replace "drastically improved" with "dramatically improved".

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:00 pm

I changed my opening line from "applying for a summer associate position" to " applying for a permanent position." I also changed mine to emphasize some of the stuff I have done over 2L that's more awesome than stuff I did over 1L. Other than that, not much need be different.

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:03 pm

ben4847 wrote:I dunno. But I would replace "drastically improved" with "dramatically improved".


Haha, I'm not actually going to write that in the cover letter. It'll be apparent enough when they see the transcript.

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby memo2partner » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:51 pm

What classes did you take 2L that you did well in? It's one thing to rock admin law and quite another thing to rock a bird law seminar.

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Re: What to put in the cover letter for 3L mass mailings?

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:55 am

memo2partner wrote:What classes did you take 2L that you did well in? It's one thing to rock admin law and quite another thing to rock a bird law seminar.


Do firms actually look at that? I rocked pretty substantive classes for my improvement.




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