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Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:18 pm

Hello, I have an interview coming up for a corporate/transactional position, however, most of my stuff has been in litigation. I'm a 3L, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to sell myself better during an interview.

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Re: Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Bump (not OP).

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Re: Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:37 pm

What did you do 2L summer? What sort of classes have you taken? Clinics? I have been trying to hedge my chances by taking courses in as many fields as possible so I can have narratives to tell firms depending on their subject area.

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Re: Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby cinephile » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:36 pm

This might be a question that career services can help you with.

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Re: Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:43 pm

cinephile wrote:This might be a question that career services can help you with.


I would love to, but they're not very helpful ever.

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Re: Interviewing for corporate when mostly done litigation

Postby cinephile » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
cinephile wrote:This might be a question that career services can help you with.


I would love to, but they're not very helpful ever.



Sorry. Ours isn't helpful either, but I thought at least yours might have some stock phrases for you to use.

Off the top of my head (which isn't helpful) I'd suggest saying that you want to try the full range of legal work. And you did lit before and you liked it (because obviously it doesn't speak well of you to complain about work you did), but it really made you curious about the other options out there and now you want to try transactional work? Do you have anything that might help you justify your new choice? Like did you take a contract drafting course or participate in a negotiations competition? Maybe you can make up someone (a mentor or family friend) who is an attorney and whose experiences and knowledge has inspired you? Or actually talk to someone and get them to inspire you beforehand.




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