One of the most frequent questions I get from prospective students is about our phone interviews. As I have just started doing interviews this week, I thought I’d try to provide some clarity around the process and interview topics.
Each year, we invite many prospective students to have a 10-15 minute phone conversation. The number of phone interviews varies from year to year – we try to do as many interviews as possible and every candidate offered admission will be interviewed. Don’t worry if you aren’t invited to interview right away – our interviews continue through the spring and into the summer.
The interviews are meant to be relatively informal and give me a chance to learn more about you than I can from your paper application. Typically we’ll discuss some of what you’re working on right now (in school or at work) and will talk about why law school makes sense for you. I may also have a specific question or two to clarify something from your application. I’ll also try to leave time in case you have any questions for me, but don’t feel any pressure here – it’s okay if you don’t have a question you want to ask.
That’s it – no trick questions. I promise.
I look forward to speaking with many of you over the coming months.