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?