Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP Training Contract Application
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP
I graduated at the [University] in [year] with an upper second-class degree. I am applying for a training contract to commence in [year] advertised on Latestlawjobs.com.
I am attracted to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP because much of the firm’s client work involves cross-border transactions which have increased substantially in recent years. Working at Orrick I will be a part of a truly international team. Another aspect that sets Orrick apart from its competitors is that it advises established and emerging businesses which will present me with variety and a scope for challenging work and an opportunity for me to apply my language skills. The fact that there are relatively few trainees at the firm will provide me with a hands-on experience and present me with an opportunity to work with a wide range of departments on various matters. This exposure will allow me to follow my interests and abilities and get a very good insight on how different practice areas interact.
I want to become a solicitor because every day is varied, challenging and engaging. At university, I enjoyed applying and manipulating law to hypothetical scenarios because it stimulated my intellectual curiosity since every situation was never the same and required a different approach. At [Law Firm Name], I especially enjoyed working in teams across different time zones to solve commercial problems. This produced more interesting work, greater variety and a wider group of experts to learn from.
I am very entrepreneurial, motivated and resilient, which makes me suited for a training contract with Orrick where I will have to transgress boundaries when solving complex problems. For the first time in fifty years, I have established the ‘[University] Amateur [Sport] Club’ in [year]. As a member of the [environmental society], I helped to introduce and develop social responsibility initiatives at University such as switching off unused computers during vacation breaks to reduce University’s carbon footprint.
I should be offered a training contract because I possess outstanding interpersonal skills and commercial acumen. At [Law Firm Name], I assisted on a shareholder dispute in a joint venture vehicle where I applied a sharp analytical mind to explain complex issues in a simple language and made sense of a very complicated situation. I was required to think on my feet and always align myself with client’s commercial objectives.
Having worked for a number of leading law firms, I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in languages would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions or with international clients.
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.