It’s a tough market out there, everyone knows. And, with a tough market comes a tougher job interview. With On-Campus interviews looming — it’s time to see what the Top Fourteen law schools have out there for interview enhancement:
With a significant percentage of law clerks whose work gets questioned or reversed, Yale Law school has a sizable list of sample interview questions for you to consider.
Harvard Law School emphasizes certain characteristics in finding a public service job — the advice seems to be applicable to any kind of interview, however.
Stanford may want to unseat Harvard and Yale, but they don’t have much available online for interviewing.
Columbia gives us a link to 50 Worst of the Worst (and Most Common) Interview Mistakes. This includes helpful advice such as don’t light up a cigarette or bring your mom to the interview. Wow.
University of Chicago keeps all of its resources behind a login. Boo.
NYU provides a list of resources you can consult in your search for legal employment.
UC Berkeley keeps everything behind a password wall as well.
University of Michigan has resources in interview preparation, questions to ask, and what to do if you get a call-back available.
The University of Virginia follows the pattern of keeping their interview tips blocked to the public.
Duke has a fairly lengthy page of interview advice here.
Northwestern keeps most of its stuff blocked, but does have some interesting info available on various legal markets across the country, certainly helpful.
Cornell has some brief interview advice available.
Georgetown has taken the password protection route, too.
Enjoy. After all, if you interview well, you not only get to walk away with a job, but you can say the current unemployment rate isn’t in part a result of your lousy interviewing skills.
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