Questions you may ask the interviewer:
When you are asked if you have any questions you have the perfect opportunity to get the information you need to evaluate whether you want to work for a particular employer.
Remember to do enough research before the interview to guarantee that you won’t ask a question whose answer can easily be found on the employer’s website or in other research resources.
- What kind of training program do you have?
- How is performance evaluated?
- Is there a formal mentoring program or do mentoring relationships occur informally?
- What might my first week or two of employment be like here?
- What are typical assignments for summer or new attorneys?
- Tell me about your practice. What do you do on a typical day? What did you do yesterday?
- What is the most interesting matter you are working on now?
- What is it that attracted you to this employer and/or what keeps you here?
- Where do you see the agency/firm/department in 5 years?
- In your mind, what makes this employer stand out from its competitors?
- Can you recommend anything I could do/read before the start of the summer to help prepare for the work that awaits me here?
- What do you know now that you wish you’d know when you were interviewing during law school?