November is suddenly upon us, and that means the J.D. Admissions team is preparing to begin interviews. If you have already submitted your application, you might be wondering about this as well. Here’s some more information to help you prepare.

This year, we will send out our first batch of interview invitations on November 4. As in years past, we will continue interviewing on a rolling basis throughout the winter and spring. If you are invited to speak with us, know that it is a positive step forward in the application process. It allows us the chance to get to know the person behind the file, and allows you to see the people behind the process.

Each interview is a 15-minute conversation conducted virtually through Zoom. Understandably, you may be feeling nervous and excited. We created this brief video overview to give you a better sense of what to expect. For additional tips on the interview process check out this blog post.

Your interviewer is assigned at random to the time slot you chose on our calendar. You won’t know who your interviewer is until you join the Zoom meeting. Visit our website to learn a bit more about each of us on the J.D. Admissions team and review some of the favorite questions of current and past interviewers.

We know that technical difficulties may happen. Try your best to avoid them by testing out your equipment beforehand and having a plan B (a set of headphones or a handheld device, such as your phone, for example). If you realize you need to cancel your interview or reschedule for a different time slot, please let us know by responding to your interview invitation email.

Do not fret about the unflattering lighting, the hair strand that won’t stay in place, or sustaining unwavering eye contact throughout the conversation. In the past, most people have opted for a shirt and tie or a simple blouse. But if you are more comfortable in a full suit, or more comfortable in business casual, that works, too. The J.D. Admissions team will be sporting business casual attire.

We look forward to meeting you!

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