Should I ask for an informational interview?

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Contact attorney for an informational interview?

Yes, before school starts
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Yes, but at another time
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No
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Total votes: 6

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kekepania
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Should I ask for an informational interview?

Postby kekepania » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:13 pm

0L here freaking out about job prospects!

I just completed a masters of public health program and will be starting law school in one month!! One of my professors mentioned that she had attended a lecture given by an attorney specializing in health law (as of now, this is what I'm interested in) and suggested that I try to contact that attorney. This attorney works in one of the largest law firms in my state (where I plan to live for the rest of my life) and is very established.

Should I? Before school starts? How should I approach it?
Last edited by kekepania on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Dr. Review
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Re: Informational Interview?

Postby Dr. Review » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:16 pm

If you talk to him before December 1, don't expect him to get the ball rolling on a job application, because 1Ls can't do much of anything on the work search before then.

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DildaMan
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Re: Informational Interview?

Postby DildaMan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:17 pm

You could just meet with him for information then pump him for job info/hookups later in the semester.

johndhi
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Re: Should I ask for an informational interview?

Postby johndhi » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:03 pm

yup, what peeps said. find out about the practice area, see what they do, come to the interview with interesting insights; show interest in the field and enthusiasm for entering it. later in semester hit up again to talk about places to apply; ask him about their process during that convo.


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romothesavior
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Re: Should I ask for an informational interview?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:43 pm

What rad said.

But I think 0L informational interviews can be good because it looks a little less like "GIMME A JOB!" and you can play the whole naive 0L looking for advice card.




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