Although I was completely exhausted at the end of the day, I was glad that I got to enjoy Third Street Promenade with my friend for lunch and parents for dinner. Once I get over my initial nerves, I actually enjoy interviewing as well.
Here are some of the interviewing highlights of the day:
- Having two interviews start off with, "So I see you are from UCLA...oh wow, that was a bad game wasn't it? What happened?"
- Having a litigator ask me 20 questions rapid speed with questions ranging from: what is the last non-law book you read, what was your lsat score, what makes a good litigator, what are your three biggest weaknesses, favorite movie.
- Being asked if I sit in the same spot in all my classrooms.
- Skirting the question about which Presidential campaigns, Republican or Democrat, I think is particularly well run. (which to be honest, I do not know)
- Trying not to stare at one of my interviewer's toupee.
- Seeing my law school friends in California (world's colliding)
- And of course, breaking in the new power suit.
[Edit: My friend Helen reminded me of another highlight: after lunch, Helen and I went to the parking garage and did not see her car. We walked around for a good 10-20 minutes, and we even thought "what if someone stole the car?" Fortunately our manage/event planning personalities didn't freak out and instead thought of different plans of action (I would get a cab, go to my last interview, and come back to look for the car). Fortunately it didn't come to that since we found the car; turns out we were in garage 5, not level 5. How many UCLA graduates does it take to find a car?]