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Interview Questions

2018

"Your commercial know-how will definitely be tested. The firm will want to know that you are academic and have a good understanding of the law but also that you will be able to understand the client's commercial context in any given situation and help use the law to their specific advantage. I was asked a variety of commercial questions as well as questions about my background."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"My interview was based largely on my own personal skills, interests and attributes rather than my commercial awareness."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"We mostly discussed my previous work experience."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked about my motivations for a career in law as well as my skills and weaknesses."
Second year trainee, London
"Why law? Why Gowling WLG? What business would you start if you had £1,000,000?"
First year trainee, Birmingham

2017

"There were the typical questions such as 'Why law?' And 'Why this firm?'. There were also more specific questions on what I had put on my application."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"I was asked general competency questions such as 'Why law?', 'Why would you be suited to this role?' And one or two curve-ball questions towards the end of the interview."
Second year trainee, London
"Rather than rattling off a list of questions, the interviewer was interested in getting to know me and finding common ground to discuss."
Second year trainee, London
"I was predominantly asked non-legal questions that focused on my soft skills, personal motivations and current awareness."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
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