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Sample Questions Asked by Interviewers

It is impossible to predict every question you may be asked in an interview. Some interviewers ask very tough and probing questions; others take a more general and laid back approach. Here are some common questions you may hear:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What would you consider to be your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What is the greatest obstacle that you have had to overcome in your life/career?
  • What qualities do you possess that make you believe that you will become a successful lawyer?
  • Why did you decide to go to law school? Why did you choose this particular law school?
  • What areas of the law particularly interest you?
  • So far, what is your reaction to law school?
  • What is your GPA and class rank? Could you explain your law school's grading system?
  • What did you learn from your participation in moot court/client counseling/mock trial/internship?
  • What is your legal career objective?
  • Why did you decide to sign up for an interview with us? What interests you most about us? What do you know about us?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in a job?
  • What specialties of practice interest you?
  • How much responsibility are you prepared to assume when you begin work?
  • Have you made a decision about the city where you want to work? Why did you choose that city? Do you have any ties to that city?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • Is there anything I should know about you that we have not covered? Is there anything about yourself that you would like to add?
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