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How to Interview With a Law Firm: A Law Firm Interview Guide for Law Students

published October 16, 2014

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes
Good morning. Have a seat. Welcome to the job interview. You now have one 30-minute chance to convince a complete stranger that you are the second coming of Clarence Darrow. Your inquisitor has seen hundreds like you. She may have already seen a dozen today. Each of your fellow job-seekers is bright, well-rounded, and ambitious-just like you. What should you say? What should you do? What the heck should you wear? Here, everything you need to know to win the heart and mind of the person who holds your professional future in her hands. Make yourself comfortable. Let's get started.
 
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To Read a Guide for Both Law Students and Attorneys Please See:
Top 23 Law Firm Interview Tips: How to Excel in Law Firm Interviews

Prep work

People tend to think an interview begins when they arrive at the firm. People are wrong. People who get the job prepare thoroughly before they show up.

1. Decide ahead of time what you want to say about yourself.

Think of the interview as a 30-minute advertisement-for you: What are the messages you want to get across?
 
  • That you're a leader?
  • An effective problem-solver?
  • Someone with a passion for litigation?

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Harrison is the founder of BCG Attorney Search and several companies in the legal employment space that collectively gets thousands of attorneys jobs each year. Harrison’s writings about attorney careers and placement attract millions of reads each year. Harrison is widely considered the most successful recruiter in the United States and personally places multiple attorneys most weeks. His articles on legal search and placement are read by attorneys, law students and others millions of times per year.

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LawCrossing has received tens of thousands of attorneys jobs and has been the leading legal job board in the United States for almost two decades. LawCrossing helps attorneys dramatically improve their careers by locating every legal job opening in the market. Unlike other job sites, LawCrossing consolidates every job in the legal market and posts jobs regardless of whether or not an employer is paying. LawCrossing takes your legal career seriously and understands the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.LawCrossing.com.

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