Anonymous User wrote:3.2X, MVP K-JD. 28 Screeners total, 7 callbacks offered, 5 callbacks accepted, 4 offers (1 V40, 1 V50, 2 V100).
Hustled throughout the summer with alumni from various firms, great interviewer. Speaking to alumni helped to answer why this firm, I think that a good answer to that can go a long way. +1 If the alumni you speak to says they will contact the recruiter to say good things about you.
Sometimes, you also have to take charge of the interview. If you are an okay interviewer, take charge and sell yourself. These are the skills I have, this is how it would be valuable to a firm like yours.
Try to show that you have an idea of what you're doing in your life. When I say that, I mean hey I'm interested in transactional work. I took X courses last semester and I really liked that, i'm taking this next semester. Take an interest in that persons work. My best interviews were the ones were we talked about complex areas of law that I had researched or taken a class on. (Make sure that what you're advocating is something the firm does obviously...).
^This. Also (and this is something I didn't realize going into OCI) but remember what interviewers say about their firm/practice area/legal market. THIS IS HOW YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON!!!! If you regurgitate this info at a later interview, the attorney's going to look at you and go "wow, this kid actually knows what's up." Makes a huge difference, and is a good way to separate yourself from the pack.