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lawschool7777
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How to respond to a request to interview

Postby lawschool7777 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:13 pm

Hello, I know this sounds like a newb question, but what is the best way to respond to an email from a judge requesting an interview in terms of format and substance? Should it be short and to the point? Thank you

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CE2JD
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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby CE2JD » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:04 pm

lawschool7777 wrote:Should it be short and to the point?


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the answer to this question is almost universally "yes."

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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby turkfish » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:11 pm

No, you should feel free to give some detail about your interest in the law and working for him. If the interview is a conversation, sending him a longer e-mail is sort of a way to extend the interview. Of course don't write a novel, but you should probably explain that you're excited to interview. It also might be a good idea to read through some of his opinions and briefly mention some of your favorites.

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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby CE2JD » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:26 pm

turkfish wrote:No, you should feel free to give some detail about your interest in the law and working for him. If the interview is a conversation, sending him a longer e-mail is sort of a way to extend the interview. Of course don't write a novel, but you should probably explain that you're excited to interview. It also might be a good idea to read through some of his opinions and briefly mention some of your favorites.


No. I disagree 100% with this post.

But talk to sealocust and others who have experience interviewing with judges.

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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby gglr24 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:29 pm

I agree. Be brief, polite, and of course say yes.

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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:18 pm

Being brief and polite is important. TI think it would look weird to respond with additional information about yourself - that's what the interview is for, neh?

I'd recommend scheduling the interview for as soon after you get the offer as possible, because it shows strong interest.

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Re: How to respond to a request to interview

Postby Cavalier » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:10 pm

Respond with a long essay about how the Constitution has been under attack for most of the past decade and how you hope to save the whales.




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