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Interview Questions

2018

"I was asked about my CV and what I had taken away from the vacation scheme. I was also asked commercial awareness questions and the standard questions about why I was interested in law etc."
First year trainee, London
"I had to give my opinions on a few news stories at the time and answer follow-up questions on them."
First year trainee, London
"There were questions surrounding topical news stories so make sure that you are up to date on business and financial news."
Second year trainee, London
"I was mainly asked personal questions about my CV, my experience and my motivations for working in law."
First year trainee, London
"The questions were mainly around my CV and my commercial awareness."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Why Latham? Why commercial law? What three words would you use to describe what makes a good trainee?"
First year trainee, London
"I was asked about my degree, work experience and commercial awareness. Also questions about work done on my vacation scheme and my opinions on firm culture."
First year trainee, London
"Why law? Why Latham? Where would you invest money?"
Second year trainee, London
"Why Latham? Why commercial law? Why London? What makes Latham different to other firms? Who are Latham's biggest competition? Why a US firm as opposed to a UK law firm?"
First year trainee, London

2015

"My final interview question was why should Latham & Watkins give you a place to train here."
First year trainee, London
"In my interview I was asked in detail about the subprime mortgage market in the US and its collapse, and the general economic situation after the financial crisis."
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked questions such as if you won a million pounds what would you invest it in."
Second year trainee, London
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