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Interview Questions

2015

"I was asked questions along the lines of: tell us about yourself; why did you choose Cooley; some commercial awareness questions, such as what I thought about the recession and when it would end, in addition to some situational judgement questions. I think you should expect to answer a question on a current issue. I was also asked to expand on answers I provided in my application, including my previous legal experience and how I have handled challenging situations. The interviewees tend to stick to a set list of questions, which makes the process fair and really allows the good candidates to stand out."
Second year trainee, London
"In my interview I was asked questions on why I wanted to pursue a career in law and to describe a lease as if I was explaining it to a five year old. I was also asked questions on current issues, such as what I thought the lasting impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games would be for the city, and why."
First year trainee, London
"Interview questions were along the lines of: expanding answers I provided in the application form; why I chose Cooley; challenges facing the legal industry; a discussion of previous legal work experience and how those experiences shaped the decision to apply to Cooley; some situational judgement questions. You should also expect a current awareness question: I was asked one on the recession, so I feel that you should expect to know about elections and the Eurozone, among other issues."
Second year trainee, London
"During my interview I was asked to describe the implications of the Eurozone crisis."
Second year trainee, London
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