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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Baker & Mckenzie
I am writing to express my interest in the position of an Associate at Baker & McKenzie. Currently, I am enrolled in the undergraduate law program at the xxx and I expect to graduate in June, 2014. I have the academic background and professional experience to be an asset to the firm.
I recently met xxx, from the Washington, D.C. office when he came to speak on "State Contracts and Investment Arbitration" at the CIArb North American Branch Conference. He gave me a good insight into the firm which aroused my interest to be a part of it.
I'm was recently at xxx as an exchange student and my program includes studies on xxx and xxx which are very relevant to your firm's practice focus. I'm also pursuing the xxx course and I'm well aware that your firm is one of the leading firms in Global Information Technology and Communications practice, which not only aligns the firm with my interests but also makes me a suitable candidate for you.
I have developed legal application skills through my internships at two leading law firms xxx and xxx. I further developed my drafting and advocacy skills by extensive participation in moot court competitions such as xxx and xxx. I'm aware of the firm's association with the xxx Moot and by having participated in it, I have acquired the skills that the firm values. These practical experiences ensures that I have relevant and substantive work experience to contribute positively to the firm. In addition, I have also honed my business development and people management skills through my entrepreneurial and managerial involvement in xxx. Moreover, throughout law school I have held leadership positions in student bodies and have successfully organized flagship events such as xxx.
Through my diverse and extremely enriching experiences, I have developed strong legal and analytical skills and have matured into a good team player. I would like to bring my skills, passion and commitment to Baker & McKenzie, where I believe I will find a stimulating and challenging environment and work with highly qualified and driven people. I am excited about this prospect and hope I am considered for the Associate position. I look forward to an interview opportunity to discuss a possible fit for me with your firm. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone xxx or via email at xxx. Thank you.
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