Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

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Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:30 pm

So I was supposed to interview w/ 3 different attorneys. Each one for half an hour. Turns out each one lasted like 20 minutes tops. Is that bad? I felt like it was conversational/we had a good connection, and I made sure to ask 3-5 questions to each about the firm and about the summer program. Feel weird though since I was supposed to be there for 1.5 hour and then I was out the door by just over an hour

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Re: Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

Postby star fox » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:41 pm

What difference does it make now?

Fire off five more mass mail applications and forget about it.

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Re: Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

Postby AZ123 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:47 pm

I wouldn't worry about it, personally. 20 minutes is a pretty typical length for each individual interview, perhaps they just scheduled in a little bit of extra time in case they ran late. Like star fox said, just keep sending more apps, that's all you can do at this point.

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Re: Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I was supposed to interview w/ 3 different attorneys. Each one for half an hour. Turns out each one lasted like 20 minutes tops. Is that bad? I felt like it was conversational/we had a good connection, and I made sure to ask 3-5 questions to each about the firm and about the summer program. Feel weird though since I was supposed to be there for 1.5 hour and then I was out the door by just over an hour


Had the same thing happen and even with one interviewer not showing up, but still got an offer. I wouldn't bother trying to read the tea leaves.

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Re: Interview being over 10 minutes shorter

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:08 pm

I wouldn't read too much into it. Interviews are highly variable, and even at places that stress long interviews (like Cravath), short ones often just mean the attorney is busy or felt confident after the shorter period. Most aren't going to watch the clock closely anyway.



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