Work in pairs and play out an interview asking the commonly used questions enlisted below.
Tell me about yourself.
Describe yourself in one word.
What are your future career plans?
Why did you choose law?
What courses did you like best? Least?
What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your area of interest?
What have you learned from some of the jobs you had?
What type of people do you feel best?
What type of people would you have trouble working with?
What is your greatest personal asset? Your greatest weakness?
Do you like routine work?
What constitutes “security” in your mind?
What constitutes “success” in your mind?
What kind of things can give you the most satisfaction in your work?
8. Work in pairs. Sometimes at the interview you can be asked to write a test on your professional legal knowledge. Test yourself. (10 minutes). Are you satisfied with the results? Discuss them with the partner.
1. “Stare decisis” is:
a. "statutory law."
b. "common law."
c. "substantive law."
d. "Let the decision stand."
2. Jurisprudence is:
a. another name for an equitable remedy.
b. an area of study focusing on the philosophy of law and the legal system.
c. another name for common law.
d. another name for stare decisis.
3. Which of the following is not a source of international law?
c. city ordinance
d. act of state doctrine
4. Which of the following would not be an example of a violation of a criminal law?
a. running a red light
b. driving while intoxicated
c. failing to honour the requirements in a contract
5. What of the following is not a purpose of law?
a. keeping order
b. changing expectations
c. influencing conduct
6. What is a multilateral treaty?
a. a treaty related only to military action
b. a treaty among three or more nations
c. a treaty related only to trade
7. The European Union:
a. establishes uniform trade policies between the U.S. and Europe.
b. is a tariff-free group of European countries and has its own currency.
c. requires countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
8. The attorney-client privilege:
a. does not apply in criminal defense cases.
b. applies only to plaintiffs.
c. has been abolished in most states.
d. keeps the relationship and communications between lawyer and client confidential.
9. Which of the following are protected under the attorney-client privilege?
a. information from lawyer-client conversations regarding a lawsuit
b. information regarding plans for a future violation
c. attorney's knowledge of a client fraud
d. all of these are protected by the attorney-client privilege
10. Which of the following methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) involves a hearing process?
c. early neutral evaluation
11. Place the following in the order they would occur in a lawsuit: answer, counterclaim, complaint, summons.
a. complaint, answer, counterclaim, summons
b. complaint, summons, answer, counterclaim
c. counterclaims are not part of litigation, only ADR
d. summons, complaint, answer, counterclaim
12. Which of the following stages would come first in civil litigation?
a. motion for judgment on the pleadings
c. opening statement
PART C. SELF-STUDY
1. Write down a job advertisement on behalf of the company where you would like to work after completing your Master’s course. Design your ad according to the plan:
A short introduction to the company (name, industry, place of work) and its logo (if possible).
A short description of the open position (title, mission, function, type of contract, duration of the contract…).
The required technical and behavioral skills.
The application deadline (and possibly the starting date).