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All The Things That Can Go Wrong During On-Campus Interviews


stress fail bad new denial European woman hiding face under the clothes. She is oulling sweater on her head.It’s that time of year again! Second-year students in law schools around the country are interviewing for their ideal summer position, which, if all goes according to plan, will turn into post-graduation employment.

While we here at Above the Law certainly hope everything goes well and you all are able to easily secure the job of your dreams, we’re not that naive. There are a seemingly infinite number of things that can — and will — go wrong.

Maybe a tragedy interrupted your interview mojo, maybe the interviewer was a racist, maybe the guy interviewing you was just a dick. Or maybe a case of TMI struck you mid-interview. There are really millions of ways interviews can go pear-shaped.

So, what’s your tale of woe? Or maybe you were on the interviewer side of someone’s epic meltdown? If you have a funny, mortifying, or otherwise interesting interview story, we’d love it if you shared it with us. All submissions will be kept STRICTLY confidential. Please send it our way by email or by text (646-820-8477). We’ll read all the submissions and share our favorites in these pages. Thanks, and good luck to both the candidates and the interviewers in the current recruiting cycle.


Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).





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