heyduchess wrote:Interviewing soon and grateful for these tips!
Those of you who interviewed after applying, did they ask about your PS or app components?
Short answer for me is no.
I interviewed before and after applying, both times with Asst. Dean Mary Ann Clifford. The first time (on-campus) it was more in depth about my background, interest in law, career goals, and why I applied to WashU. It also included a healthy dose of her discussing the school's offerings and how they aligned with the interests and goals I have. The second interview was more of a check-in to see if my situation had changed and to refresh her on my reasons for law school/WashU.
The second interview she also emphasized WashU and the opportunity to pursue federal clerkships even though I had not mentioned them as part of my goals in any of my application materials. This may be a bold statement, but I interpreted this as a sign that WashU wants to increase their Fed. Clerkship placement and is specifically pitching that as an option early on in the process like Duke did when Dean Levi took the reigns. That may not be the case, but it seemed like a very specific endeavor to emphasize if not.