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want litigation but firm has larger corp. practice

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:02 pm

interviewing with a couple firms tomorrow that have litigation practices (which is what i want to do) but have much larger corp. practices. any suggestions on how to handle the "what practice area" question? i dont want to seem wishy washy, but i also dont want to seem like i wouldn't be a good fit.

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Re: want litigation but firm has larger corp. practice

Postby Cupidity » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:interviewing with a couple firms tomorrow that have litigation practices (which is what i want to do) but have much larger corp. practices. any suggestions on how to handle the "what practice area" question? i dont want to seem wishy washy, but i also dont want to seem like i wouldn't be a good fit.


I got interviews at several mostly corporate firms after writing cover letters saying I wanted to do lit. Those firms need litigators, and get few because of self-selection.

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Re: want litigation but firm has larger corp. practice

Postby lawgod » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:11 pm

I would express a strong interest in litigation, but say I am open to corporate and would like to try that also during the summer.
Ask about how the rotations or whatever work during the summer.
Many people do go in thinking litigation, and then switch to corporate once they do a couple of projects. And that may even happen to you.




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