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20 Interview Questions from Top-Ranked Summer Firms

20 Interview Questions from Top-Ranked Summer Firms

Whether you are a 1L in the thick of your summer job search or a 2L starting to think about bidding on OCI interviews for the upcoming summer, preparing for law firm interviews can be daunting. Practicing answers to mock interview questions is one of the best ways to prepare for summer associate interviews. If you’ve never experienced a legal interview, however, you may not know what kinds of questions to expect. As part of our Annual Associate Survey, we inquired about the types of questions the firms ask during interviews. Below are 20 common interview questions shared by associates from the top 50 firms in Vault’s 2019 Best Summer Associate Programs ranking.

This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the perfect job opportunity, you want your letter to stand out. So here’s a simple trick you can use to get the person reading your cover letter to become quickly interested in you and what you have to say. 

The trick begins with the first sentence of your cover letter. Most cover letters that hiring managers receive start out something like this: