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Application Documents

At the outset of your job search, you should prepare a résumé and at least one cover letter. For most law students, one or perhaps two versions of a résumé will be sufficient. Cover letters should be tailored to each individual employer, but large portions of your cover letter can be reused for multiple employers. Click here to make an appointment with a CPDO counselor to have your résumé and cover letter reviewed.

You are likely to also need a writing sample and/or list of references at some point in your search. Browse the items below to learn about these materials.

  • The Legal Résumé
  • Cover Letters
  • Form of Address
  • Guidelines for Transfer Students
  • Writing Samples
  • References
  • Thank You Letters
  • Other Correspondence