What attracts you to this firm? Training Contract Application Model Answer
What attracts you to this firm?
I am attracted by the integrated approach of Faegre & Benson LLP in the provision of legal services in US, UK and Chinese jurisdictions. I aspire to become a successful international lawyer and would thus like to learn additional jurisdictions. Recently, I have undertaken an advanced competition law module whereby I had to compare and contrast EC and US jurisdictions in multiple areas of competition law. I especially enjoyed comparing and contrasting the different approaches of US and EC cases to ‘refusal to supply’ category of competition law. I especially enjoyed reading and analysing the Microsoft decision whereby Microsoft was fined for refusing to supply interoperability data to its competitors. The case produced a divide between the US and EC jurisdictions over the fundamental aim of competition law: consumer welfare. Having lived in [country], [country] and USA I was very enthralled with diverse and rich cultures. This summer I have worked for [law firm] and particularly enjoyed having to interact with [language] and American clients since it allowed me to exercise my excellent communication skills and build and maintain successful relationships. By taking the next step of working at Faegre & Benson LLP I will not only get an opportunity to learn new jurisdictions in an office where everyone knows who you are but will also assume early responsibility to add value to the firm through my outstanding ability to build and maintain personal and professional relationships.
Please give brief details of any interests including hobbies and sports.
Since [year] I have been a very zealous member of the ‘[society]’ society. I am a very active executive of the [language] Speaking Society where I am actively organising cultural events such as the [celebration], [language] [national celebration], [language] Winter Party just to name a few. On a sportier note, I have won a gold medal for England in the Four Nations amateur [Sport] tournament. I am also a member of the [university] [sport] club and have been selected to play in the [sport] National Championships last summer. Playing [sport] also allows me to appreciate pastoral settings and reflect on various things. I am also a member of the [university] [club] where I get an opportunity to do some target shooting as a way of improving my precision and improving my concentration levels. I also enjoy cars and motor sports, last year along with a group of friends we managed to rebuild and modify two professional rally cars. This proved to be a very challenging and fun experience especially because we had to work in a group.