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On-Campus Interview Advice can Help You with any Law Job Interview

There's been a lot of ink spilled about OCI, the on-campus interviewing process by which law firms hire summer associates. (You can find several such articles here: Summer Jobs 101 , in fact.) But let's get down to brass tacks. What's the single biggest thing you can do to ensure you get...

Prepare Your "Elevator Pitch"

With classes starting soon and interviewing looming for summer associate positions and clerkships, I figured this would be a good time to bring up a sensitive topic: the elevator pitch. Somehow, law students (and lawyers) have gotten the idea that it's unseemly to have a straightforward answer...

How to Stay Sane During On Campus Interviews

August is here, which can only mean one thing - the annual craziness of on-campus interviewing is about to begin! For the uninitiated, OCI is how most law firm summer associate positions are handed out. Students interview en masse before classes start, often in a hotel or set of on-campus conference...

The On-Campus Interview: Get In, Get Out, Get Called Back

For many law students across the country, 'tis the season-not of summer Fridays and beach trips, but of the on-campus interview program. OCI, as it is called at many schools, provides students the opportunity to interview for summer associate positions with multiple law firms over the course of a...

Interview Tips for Judicial Clerkship Positions

In my last post, I went through the nuts and bolts of applying for clerkships. Hopefully, your hard work will result in an interview. Here, I go through the most important tips for a successful clerkship interview. A clerkship interview with a judge is more intense than a typical large law firm interview...

Getting Into the Right Mindset for an Interview

OK, so you wrote a brilliant cover letter, remembered to attach your equally sterling resume (yes, I've screwed this part up), and had your suit/dress/pantsuit dry-cleaned by the best in the business. You're an excellent worker, an attractive hire, and perfectly suited for the position you've...

Interview with Purpose

When we interview prospective candidates, we tend to interview with the blanket purpose of determining whether or not the candidate is qualified for a job in our office. This is fine. But a successful interview will depend on something more than this. Use these tips to ensure you are interviewing...