Common Questions you may be asked during legal job interviews

There are many questions you may be asked during a legal interview.  Here are some common ones to help you prepare.
Questions about your experience

  • What were your accountabilities/responsibilities in your prior positions?
  • What did you particularly enjoy/dislike about that role?
  • Why did you leave your prior employment?
  • During law studies, what extracurricular activities did you participate in?
  • Do you think your University grades scores are a good indicator of your academic ability?
  • Do you think they are an appropriate indication of your ability to do well in this job?

Questions about your personality

  • Tell me a little about yourself, particularly something that won’t be on your resume.
  • How would certainly your friends and/or past colleagues describe you?
  • Exactly how would you describe yourself as a person?
  • What are your outside interests /hobbies?
  • Why did you choose to practise law/ why did you go to law school?

Questions about your strengths and weaknesses

  • Tell me about your greatest success at any of the firm’s you have worked for?
  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
  • Are you a team player or do you prefer to work alone?

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