Judicial Externship Interview

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siaynoqq
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Judicial Externship Interview

Postby siaynoqq » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:06 am

Have an interview tomorrow with a federal district court judge, and was hoping for some advice.

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what are good answers to questions such as the following (taken from school's career site on expected questions):

2. Why do you want to extern for this particular court?
3. What do you think is the function of this court?
4. Why do you want to extern for me?

How detailed does one have to be? Do we need to refer to cases they ruled on? Do we need to know specific viewpoints of the judge? The function question also seems really broad -- are they looking for generic answers (i.e. provide relief to those unjustly harmed) or more specific answers (i.e. provide neutral forum for parties of diverse citizenship)?

Also, where can one find information about the judge beyond generic info given in wikipedia/judgepedia?

Any sort of guidance would really ease a lot of anxiety.

pkt63
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Re: Judicial Externship Interview

Postby pkt63 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:03 pm

sorry you didn't get any help in this thread, but how did it go?




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