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olderapplicant
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interviewers

Postby olderapplicant » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:54 pm

if you know who you are being interviewed by are you going so far as to read case opinions of cases they worked on? is this overkill or fodder for asking questions?

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20160810
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Re: interviewers

Postby 20160810 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:55 pm

If you have time to kill, it certainly wouldn't hurt you to skim them. It's alway better to be overprepared for an interview than underprepared is the impression I've been given. Still, it's probably not requisite.

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Re: interviewers

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:50 pm

olderapplicant wrote:if you know who you are being interviewed by are you going so far as to read case opinions of cases they worked on? is this overkill or fodder for asking questions?


I think this is definitely overkill. I've been on a few interviews already for big law, and no one cared if I knew a lot about the firm. They didn't want to know if I knew all of their marketing materials, or if I could recite client lists. It did help to know little things like where the interviewers went to school, or one or two things from their bios, just to show I put the effort in. But most of the interviews were conversations and personality tests. Not so much "tell me all abt my firm." They know most people in law school can memorize facts and info. That's not what they're looking for at that point.

Hope this helps.

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Re: interviewers

Postby NYAssociate » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:51 pm

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