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Regardless of the type of interview situation you enter, your pre-interview preparation is absolutely key to your success.


Our advice to you is this: be prepared, and then enjoy yourself. The interview gives you a chance to develop a (short-term) relationship with the interviewer (someone who, like you, is interested in the field of law). You can express your interest in the interviewer and also let your own appealing personal qualities come through during the course of the conversation. Additionally, the more you can enjoy the interviewing experience - because you know your market, you know what you want to say about yourself and your place in the market - the better you will do.

The material on these pages provides practical tips and suggestions for how to prepare for and perform well in various interviewing situations.

CP&P offers a series of programs for students to help you prepare for interviewing, including interview skills resources below, 1L Mock Interview Program (spring), and mock interviews with a CP&P counselor . In addition, all students are welcome to make an appointment at any time to discuss interviewing with a CP&P counselor.

*NEW: Interviewing Tips – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions