Cover Letters

Nothing seems to cause law job applicants more trouble cover letters! Something about drafting those 2-3 short paragraphs which causes law students to a) start using legalese and passive voice; b) engage in avoidance techniques whereby they spend 18 hours perfecting their resume and 2.2 minutes preparing and editing a cover letter; or c) curl up in a fetal position. As if that weren’t enough, more than one employer has joked that a decent cover may not get you the job, but even the smallest typos can make an employer dismiss you, just like a resume!