Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

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Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:31 pm

Was asked what my practice rotation would ideally be. I said I'm open to all areas, but really like corporate, but wouldn't mind also doing some litigation work.

Interviewer looks at me with a weird face... pause....

Did I blow it? Mixing corporate with lit?

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Re: Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

Postby zot1 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:48 pm

Generally firms want you to be solidly for one or the other.

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Re: Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:20 pm

zot1 wrote:Generally firms want you to be solidly for one or the other.


I hedged every CB and it didn't appear to hurt me. Most of my interviewers would respond with something like, "Yeah, I don't know how you would know what you want to do after one year in law school." Post-SA is a different story.

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Re: Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

Postby zot1 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
zot1 wrote:Generally firms want you to be solidly for one or the other.


I hedged every CB and it didn't appear to hurt me. Most of my interviewers would respond with something like, "Yeah, I don't know how you would know what you want to do after one year in law school." Post-SA is a different story.


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Re: Did I Blow My Practice Area Question?

Postby MurdockLLP » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:
zot1 wrote:Generally firms want you to be solidly for one or the other.


I hedged every CB and it didn't appear to hurt me. Most of my interviewers would respond with something like, "Yeah, I don't know how you would know what you want to do after one year in law school." Post-SA is a different story.


There's hedging and there's what OP said. Saying, that you "really like corporate" without any real experience would be a hard sell for anyone. I said that my experience was all in litigation and I think that's where I see myself, but having not done much corporate work I couldn't say for sure. That's when I was met with: "Yeah, I don't know how you would know what you want to do after one year in law school."



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