Anonymous User wrote:I'm about to do a CB with a very small satellite office of a national firm. Over half the associates in the office work in a pretty specialized area of transactional law, and the rest of the office does other stuff thats fairly closely related to that. I don't have any relevant WE in that area, but can I think I can talk fairly intelligently about it. Should I go in saying "yes, I want to work in X practice group (+related practice groups) for these reasons" or should I just go in saying "yes I want to work in corporate/transactional generally"?
I have a few pretty good reasons why I want to work in that practice area, but I dunno if it would come off as disingenuous since I don't have the relevant work experience.
I wouldn't find your statements to be disingenuous as long as you have reasonable/thoughtful reasons as to why you are leaning toward the speciality area.
Don't sweat this too much - The majority of law students don't have substantive experience in the areas in which they express an interest. So, there is some expectation you will at some point have to express an interest in something in which you may not have tons of experience.