Interview Questions for School

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    • Dashie1997
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    Interview Questions for School

    I am a student interested in law school but want to learn more about what lawyers do. I am doing an independent study on legal systems and would be thanksful if you can answer some questions about your career. Thanks!. 

    The questions are listed below. 


    1). What events occurred in your life that led you to pursue the career you are in?

     

    2). Who would you consider your mentors in the field, and how have they helped you get where you are? How would you go about finding a good mentor in this career choice?

     

    3). What are your daily tasks in the career choice and how do you go about completing them? Does it depend on what kind of law you do?

     

    4). Do you consider your work inspiring, has there ever been a time where you felt like not continuing it?

     

    5). How has the community been impacted by your work, is there a desire for community involvement? Does the impact of your community involvement make you more dedicated to your work?

     

    6). What are the steps that you had to take to get to where you are (College, work experience)?

     

    7). What kind of person (personality, work dedication) do think would would fit into that career field? Does undergraduate education (such as pre-law) help for law school? What was your undergraduate major?

     

    8). What are the challenges to your career? Have you experienced any personally or have heard anyone else go through challenges?

     

    9).What are your professional goals in the future? Do think you will continue what you are passionate about or have you thought about doing something else?


    10). What would you consider your biggest issues in your field? What would it take to enter into a field and the challenges brought upon wanting to participate in your line of work? Do you have any specific advice for them or someone interested in law?

     

  • Fri, Mar 17 2017 11:05 AM In reply to

    Re: Interview Questions for School

    First of all, a lot of these questions no one is going to answer in a public forum, and as a whole, this kind of goes beyond the scope of an internet message board.  You'd do far better making some phone calls and talking to some local lawyers.

     

    Dashie1997:
    What are your daily tasks in the career choice and how do you go about completing them? Does it depend on what kind of law you do?

    As to the second question, definitely.  The "daily tasks" of an estates and trusts lawyer will be completely different than those of a criminal defense attorney.  That said, all lawyers need the following skills:  writing, critical thinking, and, to some degree or another, the ability to interview clients and witnesses to ascertain relevant facts (kind of like the assignment you're doing).

     

    Dashie1997:
    What are the steps that you had to take to get to where you are (College, work experience)?

    A bachelor's degree followed by three years of full-time law school (some law schools have part-time and evening programs).  The specific bachelor's degree doesn't matter unless you want to do patent work, in which case a science degree is needed.

     

    Dashie1997:
    Does undergraduate education (such as pre-law) help for law school?

    It can help from the standpoint that a person who intends to go on to law school should start developing the skills mentioned above as early as possible, and undergraduate study offers numerous opportunities to do that.

     

    Dashie1997:
    What was your undergraduate major?

    My degree is in business management.

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