K&L Gates Training Contract Application Cover Letter Model Answer
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 to commence in [year] advertised on Latestlawjobs.com.
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 the transactional and ongoing nature of commercial law, I may be required to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience.
I am attracted by the relatively small number of trainee intake which would offer me bespoke training that is individually tailored to my interests, experience and aptitude. I found the additional curriculum areas such as ‘Lawyering skills’ a distinguishing factor when applying to K&L Gates. The training I would receive would allow my learning trajectory to grow at a faster rate. This would facilitate my professional and social development.
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.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.