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transfer interview

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:44 am

I'm a rising 2L at a T2, and I applied for transfer to a T20 school. The school has scheduled Skype interviews for next week as part of the application process. Does anyone have any experience with this? Specifically, what sorts of questions should I be prepared for? The interview is said to be 15 minutes long.
Thanks for any advice.

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Re: transfer interview

Postby sandwhich » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:09 am

1) Why do you want to transfer to X school?

2) What are your plans after graduation?

3) [Miscellaneous generic interview questions]

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Re: transfer interview

Postby oliv8518 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:20 pm

Not sure which school it's for but if it's UT they just asked me 3 simple questions which took about 2 minutes. It's painless but just have a set of questions to ask them or the interview will be awkwardly short

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Re: transfer interview

Postby HungJuror » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:31 pm

I had a Skype interview a few months back for a T20 school. The questions they asked were simple. Why law school, why transfer to X, and they targeted some areas to discuss on my resume. I had a list of questions for the school. I did some research on different journals/clinics I would be interested in and targeted my questions around those areas. Good luck.

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Re: transfer interview

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:35 pm

OP here, thanks everyone who replied. The interview is for UT, and the questions makes sense. I appreciate the heads up about having questions for the interviewer. Is "I intend to practice corporate law in Texas" and acceptable answer to plans after graduation?

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Re: transfer interview

Postby HungJuror » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here, thanks everyone who replied. The interview is for UT, and the questions makes sense. I appreciate the heads up about having questions for the interviewer. Is "I intend to practice corporate law in Texas" and acceptable answer to plans after graduation?


Yeah but I would add to it. How can UT help you reach that goal? "I intend to practice corporate law in Texas, and after considerable research, I feel that UT can help me reach that goal. 31% of graduates in 2013 were placed at NLJ 250 firms" Idk if you want to cite numbers but at least be familiar with them. http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=12 ... 0527123810

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Re: transfer interview

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:05 pm

Thank you, I appreciate the advice.

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Re: transfer interview

Postby randomguy89 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here, thanks everyone who replied. The interview is for UT, and the questions makes sense. I appreciate the heads up about having questions for the interviewer. Is "I intend to practice corporate law in Texas" and acceptable answer to plans after graduation?


That will probably be fine. Mine lasted about three minutes in total. If they give you an interview, I think you'd have to really mess up to not get in.

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Re: transfer interview

Postby Tygra » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:28 pm

OP here, is the interview process limited to selected candidates? It was not that long ago that I submitted my application, so I assumed that the interview was something that the school did for every applicant.

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Re: transfer interview

Postby randomguy89 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:37 pm

Tygra wrote:OP here, is the interview process limited to selected candidates? It was not that long ago that I submitted my application, so I assumed that the interview was something that the school did for every applicant.


No, every applicant doesn't get an interview. I think, though I'm not entirely sure, that it's only the ones who they've essentially already decided to accept.




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