Anyone who had an interview with a judge mind share their experience of the interview? What are the typical questions? And what did you do to calm self (if you were nervous)?
I will have an interview with a DC judge soon, and am freaking nervous.
This is a combination of both the clerks and the judges questions (and there was some overlap, I interviewed with them separately)
why law school?
why a judicial externship?
what do you want to do in 5 years from now?
are you okay doing cases that are mostly about civil procedure?
things about my writing sample - nothing like an intense question, but general comments about it like how heavily it was edited, etc.
questions about every WE I mentioned on my resume
why did I live abroad?
why would I be a better extern than other candidates
how was I able to achieve good grades in LS
then a bunch of random personal questions about growing up in SF, my life, etc. and the general question "so tell me about yourself" which is surprisingly hard to answer. It was pretty laid back and easy going conversation, I was super nervous but I interviewed with the clerks before the judge so that helped me relax. Also about the comments above, I didn't bring a suitcase but I had a leather bag. Inside of it I had copies of everything, just in case. Both clerks and the judge had copies of my app though with marks on it so it wasn't needed.