Had mine recently. Gotta say thanks so much to Rand for his PM. I'm pretty sure as long as my acceptances don't hold me back I got it. Maybe I'm a poor judge of character, but I'm pretty sure they liked me and my answers (unless they just smile alot to throw you off, but if so that's a pretty bad strategy
). Definitely want to stress that the preparation made it so much easier, a lot of the times they didn't even have to prompt me with the questions, it was more like a conversation or exchange. They were tough in the beginning, and I was nervous (I guess, shuffling papers and looking at your phone seems like pretty normal behavior for me. I guess growing up in our generation can do that), but by the end I felt really comfortable talking with them and they were pretty helpful in terms of some advice / info they gave me (that alone was worth it). They seem really interested in all the candidates beyond just GPA / LSAT / Acceptance. Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel like slaying the interview can really mitigate not having an acceptance from H or the likes.
Now watch me talk all this nonsense and rejected
. Like some other posters said though, my case study was verbal. I'm not sure how I did on that as I felt like I was coherent, but I didn't want to come across like I knew the law, so I tried to temper my responses and ask some clarifying questions.
Honestly though, for future applicants, just practice that list of questions, get your answers concise and commit a structure to memory so you can help steer your interview and at least have control over the few things you can actually have control over (pacing, dress, presentation, etc). When they open, don't hit them with a 4 minute spiel about your life, where you came from, how you watched Judge judy as a kid, etc. I think a big part of being able to stay confident is not really giving them three minutes to get bored with one answer in the first place. And if nothing else, look at it like a learnig experience. I felt like I really did come away better prepared for future interviews after that.
Thank you again to all the previous applicants (ESPECIALLY RAND), I really appreciate the help and all I've taken away from this. It was fun.