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Work Experience

  • What type of responsibilities have you had in prior work experiences?
  • What did you particularly like/dislike about that work?
  • What tasks are you especially strong/ weak at doing?
  • What major problem did you encounter on a job and how did you handle it?
  • How do you think your prior work experience benefits you for this position?
  • Why law school after years of prior experience?
  • How do you feel about working for someone younger than you or who has less work experience?
  • What have you done that shows initiative and creativity?
  • Are you a self-starter or do you prefer guidance on projects?
  • How do you work under pressure?
  • How strong are your writing skills?
  • Why did you leave your prior jobs?
  • Why have you switched from your previous field to law?

Career Goals

  • What are your short/long term career goals?
  • Why the career change?
  • How are you planning to achieve these goals?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in a job?
  • What kind of training/supervision do you want?
  • How would you describe your ideal job?
  • Where do you see yourself five/ten years from now?

Job Specific

  • Why our office/organization?
  • To what other offices have you applied?
  • Why are you looking at this area of specialization?
  • What qualifications do you have that will make you successful at this job?
  • What would the greatest drawback of this job be for you?
  • Why should we select you over all the other candidates?
  • Why this city, town or area? What ties do you have here?