Sheesh, you guys are mean. I prefaced everything I said with some sort of "I don't know the specifics of legal hiring." If that's not what they are looking for at that stage, then don't take the advice. I figured the advice, when applied appropriately, was applicable to any field and was just trying to help.
I'll listen to chup and bow out now, assuming I'm not already banned and this actually gets posted.
But, as penance, I'll post an embarrassing interview story I would rather not recount. That's what this thread was about anyway, right?
I was at super-Saturday, basically what you guys would call a cb, at a major investment bank. I was interviewing for a trading job and they typically ask you math questions/riddles. My very first interviewer out of 5 tells me he is going to give me a warm-up question, "if I have a globe and throw three darts at it, assuming I always hit the globe, what is the probability one hemisphere ends up with two or more darts?" Obviously, the answer is 100% (two hemispheres, 3 darts, not exactly rocket science). So, I tell him 100% pretty much immediately, and he raises his eyebrows and asks me if I'm sure. I take this to mean I am wrong and panic (example of interviewer messing with you). I stammer and end up telling him the probability is 1-(.5^3), or 87.5%, for some reason. He tells me I was right the first time and that I missed the warm-up question. The interview ended there and threw me off for the other four. No offer.