The Law Interviews are similar to the Medicine Interviews in a few aspects: they have a ridiculous rejection ratio, acceptance hinges on more than one interviewer, and they have a set of guidelines you can follow in order to drastically increase your chances at admission.
Let’s take a peek at some of these “interview tips” that will get you where you want to go (presumably to a local law school).
1) Admission to Law school largely depends on your ability to think logically.
If you are able to articulate yourself well, or use logical reason in your decision-making processes, you stand a fair chance at the law interviews. If you aren’t sure if you are doing this right, check out 10 basic principles of logical reasoning here.
2) Law school interviews are regarded as semi-formal events.
Most employers know if they will hire an interviewee within 90 seconds. Whilst university interviewers will try to be more impartial to the inexperienced, every advantage counts when you’re standing up against the brightest students, for the most sought after courses. A blazer is rarely needed (depending on your build) for semi-formal events, but town-going skinny/tattered jeans are a big no-no. Learn more about appropriate attire with us.
3) They are likely to present you with situational scenarios.
These scenarios are designed to test your logical skills and/or empathy. They may ask what you might do if a criminal cannot obtain legal representation from anyone. Will you show empathy and take up his case? Or reject the case because it’s obviously one you can’t win? What about when you’re faced with a scenario of two wrongs: What do you take into consideration to pass a judgment on whose wrong greater, and who bears what cost? You can prepare for Situational Scenarios with our Premium Courses.
4) They are likely to ask you about yourself.
This is your chance to stand out at the interviews. Give them something worth remembering – some measure or aspect of yourself that stands out – off a page. Something that, at the end of the day, they will look back at the interviewees they’ve seen and go “do you remember the ________ kid? The one that did _________?” That is your ultimate goal. Leave an impression. Obviously, a good one.
5) You can create opportunities to leave an impression.
If your interview is later in the day, chances are you’ve had a long wait for your turn. Timings are delayed. Interviewers are tired. They’re referring to script and asking you the standard questions. You need a chance to leave an impression. You can throw them a curved ball and make your interview interesting by: 1) pose intellectually stimulating questions that make them think out of the box, 2) question the underlying assumptions created by the Situational Scenarios that they have given you. Either way, the idea is to leave them with something to remember you by. If you’ve done that, you’ve succeeded in your interview.
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For more interview tips, look at our post on the Medicine Interviews!