In times gone by getting into law school didn’t require an interview – you just got the grades, sent off your personal statement and you were accepted or rejected. These days law schools need to know that their students can cope in real life situations and so they’ve been introducing interviews
to the application process.
Top law schools want to make sure that their classes are filled with well-rounded individuals who will do well once they’ve graduated. Even if you’ve got the top grades the university will want to check you’ve got the personality to match before giving you a place over someone else.
Every university has come up with its own set of interview methods and questions but to help give you a better idea of what to expect here is a sample selection of some of the top law school interview questions.
Nearly all interviews open with this question and there’s no excuse for not having a clear, concise answer to this question. After all, there must be a reason why you want to study law over any other subject.
If you’re a mature student or you’ve taken a gap year you might get this opening question instead. Again, you should have an answer for this as there must have been something that prompted you to get back into education.
This question might sound a bit off the wall but the key to getting abstract questions right is to sound confident rather than cocky. Although you want to promote yourself you don’t want to sound like you think you’re the greatest human being mankind has ever seen.
Do not answer “No”. This is your chance to show you’ve done your research about the law school by asking your interviewer(s) a few quick questions about the course, student life, teachers’ speciality subjects, or any other specific aspects of the law school that interests you.