Interview for 2L position but I'm a 1L!!! HELP!!!

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lil10isman
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Interview for 2L position but I'm a 1L!!! HELP!!!

Postby lil10isman » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:22 am

I'm a 1L and I got an interview for a 2L associate position at a big firm in downtown Chicago through a contact. I am interviewing with one of the partners of the firm. Is there anything that I can say that can help me meet up to a more experienced 2L?

If the question comes up, "Why should I hire a 1L?", how should I answer that?

Thanks.

whyamihere
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Re: Interview for 2L position but I'm a 1L!!! HELP!!!

Postby whyamihere » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:35 am

do you have work experience prior to entering law school? if so, you can try to play that up. significant and substantial work experience can set you apart from a lot of your peers, even 2Ls.

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Sobriquet
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Re: Interview for 2L position but I'm a 1L!!! HELP!!!

Postby Sobriquet » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:54 am

You may not be at a disadvantage if they want to keep their summer associate class big without having to extend a full time offer to everyone - 1Ls are the best way to do this. Anyway, they probably won't ask substantive questions, so I think if you got the interview, they're really at this point just trying to make sure you're socially personable.




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