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					                                FREDERICK FIRST YEAR
                                 2356 North Marcella Street
                                 Norman, Oklahoma 73069
                                      (405) 859-6598
November 11, 2007

Ms. Kathryn K. Walters
Recruiting Coordinator
Akers, Mansfield & Zolt
1878 Walker Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114

Dear Ms. Walters:

I am writing at the suggestion of Professor Drew Kershen to express my interest in working as a
summer law clerk at Akers, Mansfield & Zolt. I am a first-year law student at the University of
Oklahoma College of Law, and I am currently studying Contract Law with Professor Kershen.
Because of my strong interest in litigation, he suggested that Akers, Mansfield & Zolt would be
an ideal setting for me to gain exposure to the litigation process.

Prior to entering law school, I served as the National Vice-President of Phi Delta Honor
Fraternity. Through this experience, I developed analytical and project management skills that
will transfer well into the legal environment. I coordinated complex long-term projects and met
deadlines in a time-intensive environment. This office allowed me to develop strict attention to
detail while also strengthening my oral presentation and persuasive communication skills.

I have enclosed my resume and transcript for your review. I look forward to meeting with you
and discussing how I can contribute to the firm of Akers, Mansfield & Zolt. Thank you for your


Frank First Year

                                   Francine First Year
                     1600 Delaware Ave., Apt. #658, Norman, OK 73069
                                     (405) 328-3265

December 10, 2007

Attorney General Drew Edmondson
Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Dear Attorney General Edmondson:

        I am a first-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and would
like to apply for an internship this coming summer with the Attorney Environmental Protection
Unit. I grew up in Oklahoma, and I am committed to protecting Oklahoma’s natural resources.

        Prior to beginning law school, I worked for Senator Christopher Smith as a Public Policy
and Legislative Specialist. My primary area of responsibility was emerging environmental
protection issues. My duties included coordinating an annual legislative conference attended by
environmental protection activists, regional environmental protection agencies, and members of
the legislature. This experience provided me with a view of the organizational and substantive
problems faced in protecting human health and the environment. My experiences will enable me
to make a valuable contribution to your office.

        I have enclosed my resume for your review. I am available to interview after my last
exam on January 18th and will contact your office in two weeks to discuss my application and
qualifications. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Very truly yours,

Francis First Year

Stedman Second Year
200 North Saint Fields Street • Norman, Oklahoma 73019 • (405) 579-5897 •

March 12, 2007

Trudy B. Smith, Esq.
Internal Revenue Service
500 N, Capital St.NW
Washington, D.C. 20221

Dear Ms. Smith:

I am a second-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and I am
interested in an internship that would provide me with the opportunity to assist customers,
businesses, legal, and financial communities. The focus of the Internal Revenue Service in
investigating potential criminal violations and promoting confidence in the tax system is the
perfect fit for my interests and skills.

I spent the first half of last summer as a summer associate with a small tax firm in Austin, Texas,
refining my research and writing skills. I assisted attorneys with a series of complex
financial planning issues stemming from the acquisition of corporate assets by a large family-
owned business. Although I enjoyed the substantive legal matters involved in the transaction, I
found myself more engaged by the litigation due diligence I performed prior to the negotiation
of the acquisition. I spent the second half of the summer as an extern for the United States
Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City assisting with trial preparation. I found the work both in and
out of court extremely satisfying, which reaffirmed my interest in becoming a federal tax lawyer.

While in law school, I have taken numerous tax courses, including Partnership Tax, Corporate
Tax and Income Tax. These courses have strengthened my understanding of tax planning and
the application of the Internal Revenue Code. As a member of the Oklahoma Law Review, I
have gained significant experience with collaborative and detail-oriented work and have further
refined my research, writing, and analytical abilities.

I have enclosed a resume for your consideration and will contact you next week to discuss my
candidacy. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with
you soon.


Stedman Second Year

                                 SALLY SECOND YEAR
                    1234 South Abrams Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73069
                                     (405) 456-7890
November 11, 2007

Mr. Robert Wellington
Human Resources Manager
Smith & Smith
1234 South Loop
Dallas, Texas 75964

Dear Mr. Wellington:

I am a second-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and am seeking a
summer associate position with Smith & Smith for summer 2008. I grew up in Dallas and plan
to return to the area following graduation from law school. It is my understanding that your firm
has an excellent rotation system to expose summer associates to a variety of legal issues, and I
am interested in numerous practice areas. Additionally, I am interested in your firm’s prominent
bankruptcy and business reorganization practice.

My varied background has provided me with many skills that your firm will find useful. At the
University of Oklahoma, I double majored in economics and letters, areas requiring both
analytical and writing proficiency. During the summer following my first year of law school, I
researched legislation and covered legislative hearings for the Washington, DC, lobbying firm of
Wilson & Jennings and wrote numerous memoranda relating to welfare reform in the United
States. Currently, I am improving my communication skills by advising clients as a legal intern
in the University of Oklahoma College of Law Legal Clinic.

I am confident that my background and experience will enable me to make a positive
contribution to your clients. I will be in the Dallas area from January 14 - January 22 and would
welcome the opportunity to speak with you about a position for next summer. Thank you for
your consideration.


Sally Second Year

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September 24, 2007

Mr. Marshall Cantrell, Esquire
Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
401 W. Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Dear Mr. Cantrell:

I am a third year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law determined to
pursue a career as a criminal prosecutor upon graduation. I am particularly interested in working
for your office and would like to speak to you about the opportunities available.

As you can see from the enclosed resume, I have a strong background in prosecutorial work.
During the summer following my first year of law school, I worked for the Cleveland County
District Attorney’s Office. I assisted attorneys with trial preparation and conducted extensive
research on whether juveniles could be granted jury trials under state law. In my second summer,
I was an intern for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, where I researched issues
for capital trials and appeals, wrote court documents, and met with opposing counsel. My work
experiences confirmed my commitment to representing the government in the prosecution of
alleged criminals.

In addition to my summer positions, I have taken every opportunity possible to prepare myself
for a career in criminal prosecution. I have completed virtually every criminal law, trial
techniques and litigation skills course offered by the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Through my work on the American Indian Law Review, I have refined my research, writing, and
analytical skills.

I am very interested in an Assistant District Attorney’s position with your office and would
appreciate the opportunity to further discuss this matter during an interview. I will be in Fort
Worth over the winter break, December 15 through January 9, and can interview at your
convenience. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Tammy Third Year

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October 20, 2007

Robert James, Esq.
Hiring Coordinator for Summer Associates
Tilson & Spencer, LLP
10245 N. Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 78512

Dear Mr. James:

I am a second-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and am seeking a
position with Tilson & Spencer’s San Francisco office for Summer 2008. I am very interested in
the areas of taxation and mergers and acquisitions and would greatly appreciate the opportunity
to work with the attorneys practicing in these particular areas. My legal education and my career
objectives make me a well qualified candidate for a position with your firm.

As you can see from my enclosed resume, I have practical work experience in these fields. My
work as a management consultant in Palo Alto helped me to understand local transactions and
how to communicate effectively with local decision makers. My prior editing experience in
creating materials for corporate clients, as well as editing case study materials for a national
corporation, taught me how to manage time effectively and achieve my client’s goals.
Additionally, my current position researching tax reorganization for a local law firm has
strengthened my knowledge and understanding of tax due diligence and reorganization

I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about a position as a summer clerk and will
contact you in early January to arrange a mutually convenient time. Thank you for your


Danielle Dual Degree

                               Tommy Third Year
               4589 Chautauqua. • Norman, OK 73072 • (405) 548-9874

October 22, 2007

Mr. Robert Compton
Recruiting Coordinator
Compton, Smith & Lang
589 Commerce Street, Suite 1200
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Dear Mr. Compton:

I am writing to inquire about the availability of a position as an associate with your firm’s Fort
Worth office following my graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May
2008. Specifically, I am contacting you because of your firm’s strong litigation practice and my
intent to become a litigator. I hope that you will consider me as a candidate should a litigation
position become available.

Last spring, I interned with the University of Oklahoma College of Law Legal Clinic, a
litigation-oriented clinic that represents indigent clients. After a successful semester with the
Clinic, I received my legal intern’s license, which allowed me to handle family law matters with
wide discretion. I have spent the last several months refining my litigation and negotiation skills
on a variety of projects. In addition, over the past three years I gained a wealth of practical
research and writing experience. Specifically, I drafted complaints, discovery responses, jury
instructions, divorce decrees, and numerous motions and memoranda for the clients I represented
through the Legal Clinic.

I am a longtime Fort Worth resident and plan to return to the area following graduation. I would
appreciate the opportunity to discuss my background, experience, and goals with you and will
contact you to arrange a meeting time. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Tommy Third Year


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