Hello WLA members!
The WLA Firms Committee wanted to wish everyone who is doing EIP good luck. We also wanted to give you some general tips for success at EIP. Below is a list of resources that can help you as you are researching firms, putting together your bid lists, and preparing for interviews. Hopefully this list will provide you with some quick links to helpful information.
On an entirely different note, we want to encourage everyone going through EIP to enjoy the process. We know it can be stressful to do so many interviews, try to put forward your best foot, and be “on” all of the time. However, remember that these interviews will be more enjoyable and successful if you are relaxed, friendly, and approachable instead of stressed and nervous. Think of EIP as an opportunity to get to talk to many accomplished lawyers about their careers and to learn from them. If you have a good attitude and relax, you’ll do well. We are truly lucky to be at a law school where almost everyone who wants a firm job gets one. Remember that and enjoy EIP.
Additionally, we encourage each of you to give some serious thought to how you will take care of yourself throughout EIP. Make sure you plan for sleep, exercise, and occasional mental breaks. Further, the waiting room at the Charles Hotel can be an overwhelming place if you haven’t done some thinking about what environment will be best for you. Do some thinking ahead of time about if you’d like to hang out with friends while you wait for interviews, or if you should bring headphones and plan on separating yourself from the fray.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me, your WLA Big Sister, Stephanie and Nitzan, or any WLA members. We are all here for you. See the “Who Worked Where” page on CMS for information on which HLS students worked at which firms. You can always contact students (even if you don’t know them) to ask them about their experiences.
Best of Luck with EIP!
WLA Firms Committee
Tracy Branding (3L – WLA Firms Committee Member)
Compilation of rankings and guides:
Difference between screener and call-back interviews:
Ideas for questions at callbacks:
Questions to be ready to answer:
Law Firm Reception Etiquette: