Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

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Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm

I heard the question what class I liked most/least gets recycled a lot at OCI.

I know this question isn't a brain-buster but I bombed my favorite class. I can explain why it was my favorite but not why I performed badly.

Should I play it safe and talk about classes I booked and why I liked those?

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby vegeta » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:44 pm

It really depends on which answer you can sound most genuine giving. Stick with that one. You want to sound genuine and winsome.

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:55 pm

I lied. I took everything I liked about my favorite class (which I got a pretty mediocre grade in) and acted like it applied to the class in which I did the best. I lied about what was my least favorite class and why. I lied when asked questions such as, "Tell me about the last time you were in a group and the group faced an internal dilemma." I lied about why I went to law school. I lied or hid the truth about where else I was interviewing / which firms I had callbacks from. I lied about my general impression of law school so far. I lied about why I was most interested a particular practice area. OCI turned out extremely well for me.

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:17 pm

Pro-tip: For interview purposes, Legal Writing is your favorite class.

The tricky part is making up a half-way believable reason why you enjoy it so much.

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Pro-tip: For interview purposes, Legal Writing is your favorite class.

The tricky part is making up a half-way believable reason why you enjoy it so much.

This is contrary to everything I've heard from biglawyers. Also, is there a reason you need to be anonymous to give this questionable advice?

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:50 pm

For the record: I was never asked what my favorite class was in any interview.

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Re: Interview help - I bombed my favorite class.

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:18 pm

If someone asks you this, just answer it honestly. It doesn't matter. They'll see your grades no matter what, and it's not like they'll be happier with your B- if you lie and say you hated the class.




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