A young, moderately successful lawyer in Italy, I seek an expansion of my education and capacity to help people do business safely in Europe, especially Italy, and, in fact, globally. I also keenly look forward to helping Italian companies to compete more successfully in the global marketplace. Thus, I hope to be accepted to your LLM Program in International Business Law at XXXX University. XXXX University if my first choice among LLM Programs in International Business Law for several reasons, most of all the sheer excellence of your program and the fact that I feel like my interests are a good fit with your curriculum. Finally, I also very much appreciate the location of your institution and the extensive intellectual and academic resources of the surrounding area.
I am most happy with what I have achieved so far academically and professionally; I enjoy practicing law very much. What I feel that I lack is the expansion of my career to an international stage. All of my clients now are my neighbors, people like myself born and raised in Italy, and I crave learning and practicing at the international level, for reasons of intellectual satisfaction and growth alongside additional professional opportunity. Since studying law and becoming a practicing attorney in the south of Italy, I have come to feel that our profession has failed to become sufficiently international, in thinking and action, and I hope to compensate during my professional lifetime by addressing this weakness. As I see it, Italian law firms do not appear to have much of an international vocation and I feel strongly that this needs to change and lawyers in Italy, like Italians generally speaking, perhaps, continue to broaden their horizons and professional perspectives as befits our profession and economic development in the era of globalization.
I am convinced that the economic prosperity of my country is at stake, threatened by, among other things, a lack of competitiveness of Italian companies with respect to global markets. I hope to safeguard the economic well-being of my society by helping to make Italian companies more competitive on the international stage. I am convinced that Italy’s products and services are underrated and underpriced in the global marketplace. Part of this problem can be addressed by increasing internationalization among members of Italy’s legal profession, a cause to which I hope to contribute down the road.
For some time now, I have been working to improve my English and have made a lot of special effort in this regard for this past year, in particular. I am fully dedicated towards continuing to work towards a nearly complete mastery of English because this is our international language and I seek opportunities in international communication and commerce.
I very much look forward to deepening my knowledge of comparative legal systems and common law, especially those legal principles which hold sway over international commercial transactions. As a student in your program, I also look forward very much to interfacing with areas of law which have long stimulated my curiosity but that unfortunately I have never had the occasion to study in-depth, especially topics in business law and intellectual property, fields that I see as still in their academic infancy in Italy.
I thank you for considering my application.