Interviews

22 Dec 2021

Podcast: Diary of a Law School Applicant's Cycle Episode 2 (The Waiting)

In this episode, we continue our interview series with "Barb," a current applicant.

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16 Nov 2021

Podcast: What Makes for a Successful Law School Interview?

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike has a conversation with our consultant Karen Buttenbaum (former Director of Admissions at Harvard Law School) about how to prepare for law school admissions interviews, best practices, common pitfalls, and other advice for the interviewing process.

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08 Nov 2021

How to Survive a Kira Interview

Even in the Before Times (back before COVID-19 turned the word “Zoom” from a fun thing puppies did at dog parks to the bane of my existence), there was the Kira: an online asynchronous interview platform utilized by Northwestern, Cornell, and Texas, amidst others.

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05 Oct 2021

Podcast: Should You Do a Law School Admissions Interview?

In this podcast, Mike discusses the factors to consider when you receive an invitation to interview for a law school you've applied to.

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28 Apr 2021

Podcast: Cycle Recap, No Rejections in the Hardest Admissions Cycle Ever

In this episode of the Status Check podcast, Mike interviews Reddit user lightningmcboops (who for the purposes of this podcast we're calling "Megan") from the law school admissions subreddit.

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18 Nov 2019

Illustrative Interview Story

My partner, Karen Buttenbaum, used to be the Director of Admissions at Harvard. In fact, years ago it was called "KB1" for an interview and "KB2" for an admit.

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22 Aug 2016

Which top 50 law schools interview, and what are their interview formats?

Updated January 2019 **Please note: While this information is as up-to-date as possible, schools may begin interviewing at any time. Also, even for schools that rely heavily on alumni interviewers, they still may use admissions officers from time to time. * Yale: No * Harvard: Most, by invite (Video chat - Zoom) * Stanford: No * UChicago: Most, by invite (Skype) * Columbia: Many, by invite (Skype) * NYU: Few, by invite (especially named scholarship candidates) * U Penn: Interviews som

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31 Oct 2012

Interview advice from Fortune 50 Hiring Authority

Our first guest blog comes from a hiring authority at a Fortune 50 company. This is great advice, enjoy and dig in! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interviewing is a strange skill requirement. You’ll use it very few times in your life, but, when you do, it’s extremely important as it definitely determines whether you’ll make it past the interviewing person with a ‘yes.’ Fortunately it has residual value. Probably, at some point in your career,

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