How to write a good application for a law firm | LSE Careers blog
In this blog, Antonia George from Vinson & Elkins LLP discusses how to come across well in a written application, and addresses some of the key things law firms are looking for. Antonia started her training contract at Vinson & Elkins in 2016 and is currently in her first seat with the Complex Commercial Litigation department. Selling yourself to law firms in a couple of pages can feel like the impossible. It begs the puzzling question of 'what are law firms actually looking for?' Of course, each firm will differ in the details, but there are some key points to consider when applying to any law firm. Do the research! Invest some time before writing to look into each law firm you're applying to. Familiarise yourself with its practice areas, key sectors it is involved in, offices, culture, and training programme. It can be very tempting to copy and paste parts of other applications into a new one but, since no two firms are the same, no two applications should be the same. Make