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« LL.M. Career Guide: Things to Remember During Job Interviews (Part 1/2) | メイン | Particularities between the Civil Law and Common Law »

2015年2月 5日 (木)

LL.M. Career Guide: Things to Remember During Job Interviews (Part 2/2)

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During the interview

After the interview

During the interview:

  • Be on time and dress for the occasion.
  • Prepare your resume, cover letters, writing samples and transcripts.
  • Take note of the following: proper posture, eye contact, firm hand shake and smile.
  • Highlight your legal experience or indications of academic achievement.
  • Prepare for the commonly asked interview questions. (Example: Why did you choose to do an interview with our firm?)
  • Ask intelligent questions.

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After the interview:

  • Write thank you notes.  
    After the interview, remember to write a thank you letter to your interviewers. Following up is an extremely important aspect in the interview process that can make the difference between getting hired or forgotten amid the sea of applicants. Here is a sample 'Thank you letter' format from UC Berkeley.

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*For more information, you can check out our public guidance videos on U.S. law study, law career and the bar exam among others on our LL.M. Video Streaming page. This guideline also made use of the 2010 Yale Law Career Plan Guide as additional reference.

For additional information, please check out the 2012-2013 Yale Law School International LL.M. Career Planning Guide.