TOPIC: On-Campus Interviews
PROMPT: The on-campus interview is among the most archaic pieces of the law firm recruitment process, and is arguably an inefficient (or ineffective) tool for selection decisions – what can you meaningfully discover about a person in 20 minutes that you don’t already know from the cover letter and resume? Students complain that lawyers only want to talk about sports and hobbies that they have in common, while lawyers complain that they cannot discern a student’s performance potential in such a short conversation. How could the process for screening candidates for summer associate positions be reimagined?
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