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Interview question I'm not sure how to answer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew May 14. 25 Replies

Hi all,I've a question about interviews that I'd like some advice on. I've been lurking on here for a while but just started posting - if you'd like to know more about me, see my post in the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew May 8. 4 Replies

Hi all, I've been lurking on here for a while but decided I should really start posting. I thought I should introduce myself, my name's Drew (obviously) and I'm a 23-year-old law graduate living in…Continue

 

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Drew replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Apologies for the delay in replying to this, haven't had a chance to get online. Again thanks all for the advice, will get writing to some firms and see what comes back. Believe it or not, anyone can give legal advice in Scotland, you just…"
May 14
John Lee Pettimore replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"You can't. Unless I'm misinterpreting you the truth is that you would."
May 9
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Of course, OP may want to specialize, especially if he wants to settle in a major market where all the firms are looking for specialists.  He just has to find a growing specialty."
May 9
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"You can create an internship at basically any organization that employs lawyers.  From the organization's viewpoint, the upside is free skilled labor.  The downside is liability from having an extra body around (to stink up the office…"
May 9
Jack Bauer replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"If you want prestige, go for the biggest firm in the biggest city you can tolerate.  But, if you want experience, small towns are the way to go.  Small firms in big towns are better than big firms, but they still tend to specialize ... so…"
May 9
Regular Joe replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"He could also volunteer overseas for the UN. That's what my wife did after articling. "
May 9
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"If I were an unlicensed US law graduate who wanted to get experience, I'd try to find a legal environment where I could hang out.  In the US, big law firms have formal paid internships, but small firms will let a student hang out and give…"
May 9
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"FYI:  Taking on an intern to do work a business would normally pay someone to do is illegal in the US.  American jurists also have to be very careful about giving legal advice without taking and passing the Bar exam of the appropriate…"
May 9
Drew replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Thanks for the response. I've done a bit of volunteering in the past with a local charity, giving quasi-legal advice to people with a variety of issues. I stopped this when I started my full-time job but I'm sure they would let me go back…"
May 9
Regular Joe replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Em"
May 9
Drew left a comment for Dan Wall
"Also I miss being able to wear my cowboy boots without anyone caring!"
May 8
Drew left a comment for Dan Wall
"Thanks for the friend ad! You were asking what I thought of Oklahoma when I lived there - to be honest I loved it, much prefer it to living in the UK. Also I felt the people were a lot friendlier and more sociable, for example a tutor said that…"
May 8
Drew replied to Drew's discussion New poster
"Viel dank!"
May 8
Drew replied to Drew's discussion New poster
"Thanks!"
May 8
Drew replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Wow! Thanks everyone for the replies, didn't expect to get so many! To answer the question about the law degree - the system is a bit different here. To be a solicitor in Scotland, you need to do an LLB (3 years) or LLB (Hons) (4 years), then a…"
May 8
Ric replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Perhaps the question you should be asking yourself is: Will I be off at the first hint of a legal job? The answer to the above question will tell you how to approach the interviewer's question. Are you going to bolt at the first hint of a legal…"
May 7

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