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Posted February 6th, 2009 by
Everyone should know about the extraordinary service of two of our students,
and a recent graduate,
Barry, Johnna and Justin organized and implemented a
two-day mock interview program
for our 1L students.
The first day, led by Johnna, was held at the law school and involved 2Ls and 3Ls interviewing our 1Ls. This was the first professional interview for many of our first year students and excellent practice for the second day of the mock interview program. The second day, led by Barry and Justin, involved the LBA Young Lawyers interviewing our 1Ls at the offices of
Frost Brown Todd
One of our 1Ls, Teresa Kenyon, told me that she had an actual interview the following Monday and having interviewed the previous Friday and Saturday contributed to the success of the real interview a day later.
According to Holly Hudelson, another 1L participant, it can sometimes be hard to talk about yourself. "The more you do it, however, the more comfortable you become." Holly's last professional interview was three years ago.
~Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean Career Services and Public Service
The program was excellent. I was one who was unsure about BigLaw because I didn't know what to expect about the environment. And, although our event Saturday didn't give a real glimpse into the world of BigLaw, it certainly inspired me nonetheless. The attorneys I interviewed with were awesome and they gave me excellent feedback that I could implement immediately and benefit from. I've already written them both thank you letters and let them know that I hope they will continue to support this SBA effort because it had such an impact on me and really to every fellow classmate that I have spoken with about it. I believe the experience both with the students on Friday and the attorneys on Saturday will prove to make a huge difference in my interview skills when it counts. I feel much more confident after these rounds of mock interviews and I would certainly recommend the experience to all future 1L's. You guys did an awesome job! Thanks again.
Best, Kimberley Gant, 1L
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