Chadbourne and Parke Training Contract Cover Letter Example
Head of Administration
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I am a final year student at the [University] expected to graduate in June, [year]. I am expected to achieve a 1st class grade in my third year. I am applying for a training contract with Chadbourne and Parke LLP in [year]. Please find my CV attached.
I am interested in corporate and commercial law because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will vest me with early responsibility. Given that commercial law is both transactional and ongoing suggests that I will have to build a rapport with the client and apply strong communication skills coupled with high technical ability when forming a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives and then explaining what may well be a complex area of law when advising on the best solution. This may require me to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience. More importantly, as a commercial city lawyer I will gain experience in dealing with a diverse range of clients which will improve my commercial background and resultantly my ability to deliver effective and timely solutions to individual client needs.
Chadbourne and Parke LLP interests me very much for numerous reasons. Many of firm’s projects require work that spans multiple practice areas and crosses several geographic borders and legal jurisdictions. This could provide me with an opportunity to compare and contrast different jurisdictions. Throughout the advanced competition law module I have developed an interest in comparing and contrasting several jurisdictions. I was particularly fascinated by the decision of the EC in Windows which produced a split between US and EU competition law on the fundamental aim of competition law: consumer welfare. By comparing and contrasting the US and EC jurisdictions my learning trajectory grew steeper and allowed me to develop a critical and thorough understanding of a practice area from a more international perspective. I was very impressed by Chadbourne and Parke LLP’s range and variety of deals. I found the acquisition of 75.5% control of [country’s] leading branded juice company, JSC Lebedyansky by PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Group of utmost interest. The fact that the firm has a very flexible and open management structure means that there will be more scope for me to work alongside other offices on high profile cases. This will effectively give me a hands-on experience and vest me with early responsibility which will force me out of my comfort zone and allow me to thrive in a challenging but nevertheless convivial environment.
Having worked for a number of private clients at leading legal firms, [law firm] and [law firm], I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. I have also proved to be an excellent team player with an entrepreneurial perspective when working on complex legal matters. This was successfully demonstrated in me opening an on-campus [Sport] club which has not been done for over sixty years. My ambition and perseverance to achieve excellence and precision in all tasks I undertake coupled with my fluency in [language], English and [language] would make me a valuable asset when working on national and cross-border transactions.
I would be grateful for the opportunity to attend an interview for which I am available at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.