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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at White and Case


training Contract

Dear Ms. xxx:

I graduated from the Master of Laws (LL.M) Program at XXX, in May 2014. I am presently a Candidate for LL.M in XXX at the XXX School of Law, though I am currently on leave of absence. I am writing to apply for a training contract at White & Case LLP (“White & Case” or the “Firm”) as advertised on your website. I received my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of XXX. I am admitted to the XXX State Bar.

Upon receiving my license to practice some years ago, I have been deeply and actively involved in international arbitration, as counsel in a regional arbitration institution as well as an associate in one of XXX first tier law firms at which time I went on secondment to Norton Rose Fulbright in XXX. Within these years, I have garnered substantial experience in cross-border dispute resolution. I have also worked on several complex disputes with and against some of the leading practitioners and international law firms in the field. I am therefore very familiar with the terrain of international arbitration practice and I strongly believe that my experience uniquely places me in a perfect fit for the TC position at the Firm. During my practice, I have represented and advised clients on several aspects of international arbitration under the ICC as well as the UNCITRAL rules, and in different arbitral seats including XXX.

As is evident in my resume, my years of practice experience have been consolidated by further legal studies on international commercial arbitration, investor-state and state-to-state arbitration, international investment law and public international law. I also consciously choose work opportunities and activities that would further enhance my international experience in these areas. In the course of my legal studies and as part of my course requirements, I have researched and written a number of papers on several areas of international arbitration and I have been involved in several research projects with leading academics and international scholars in this area of law. With a strong academic and professional background in international arbitration, I am confident that I will contribute immensely to White and Case. I am eager to further expand my international experience in this field and also work as part of a team with other members of the Firm. Taking up a TC of this quality would therefore fit my career goals.

Attached is my resume as well as my transcripts showing a summary of my law school results. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you and learn more about the TC at White and Case. I can be reached at XXX as well as XXX. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Very truly yours,


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