Cover Letters Office of Career & Professional Development Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington Cover Letters Purpose Paragraph by Paragraph guide Formatting Tips and Common Blunders Purpose Serves as an introduction Highlights desired skills
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Office of Career & Professional Development
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
As a first year law student at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington I write to submit my materials for a 2009 summer clerkship with Jackson & Heller. I enjoyed the opportunity to job shadow Ms. Marjorie Johnson, an Indiana Law alumna who is an Associate in your firm this fall. My past work experience has empowered me with a high level of professionalism and I believe I can make a contribution to your firm as a summer clerk utilizing my skills in research and writing.
As a permanent resident of Kentucky I plan to return to my home state to pursue my legal career after graduation. A summer clerkship with your firm would allow me to work in the Louisville legal community and synthesize what I am learning in the classroom in a practical setting.
After college I worked for two years as a Business Analyst at Humana in Louisville earning significant promotions each year based on positive evaluations by my superiors. I believe my accounting and finance background has provided me with transferable skills and practical experience that will be an asset to your firm. Although I don’t know definitively what practice area I want to pursue at this early stage in my academic program, I am interested in Mergers & Acquisitions, which I know is a specialty area for your firm.
I plan to be in Louisville from December 20th through January 10th during my semester break and I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss the summer clerkship in more detail. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 855-2345 and I thank you for your time and consideration in reviewing my materials.