goosey wrote:I would say that 50% of the time, when people see I am wearing a headscarf, they automatically wait to see if I initiate a handshake, and when I dont, we have a nice smiley hello and thats it. Other times, the person puts their hand out, and I put my hand to my chest and say "Im sorry, I dont shake hands," smile, and say hello--as you can imagine, this is MUCH more awkward. not fun. and I always wind up feeling like I offended the person.
I think clothing-wise, if you stick to the long suit coat with pants you'll be 100% fine. Sort of besides the point, but the first lady in the picture looks GREAT to me, I like the cut, haha. To the above comment, I really have seen outfits like that, and because they are suits, they haven't really jumped out at me. Sure, a head scarf isn't exactly common in the office, but no one really raises eyebrows.
I can imagine the hand shaking thing would be awkward, hopefully legal recruiters have been trained in such things. That seems like it could be a really big distraction, much more than a head scarf. Speaking from experience when I've stuck out my hand out of habit, its not that I'm offended, just embarrassed and feel like I've been culturally insensitive and get flustered.
That could be a problem in an interview setting but again, most attorneys are hopefully much more in the know and aware than a little 0L.