Cooley Godward Kronish Interview Questions & Reviews

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through the summer OCI (on campus interviewing) process; process consists of a screening interview and then a callback interview. They were pretty quick with calling me back to tell me that I got a callback interview. My screening interviewer was a really nice guy, he definitely gave me a great impression of the firm. The interview was very conversational and there weren't any of those useless questions like, "what's your biggest weakness." The screening interview seemed to be more about making sure you were a normal person (you get lots of different types in law school lol). The callback interview was way more intensive and you definitely want to prep for that.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was to describe a legal project that you've completed before. It's a difficult question because your answer has to be well thought out, concise and show that you can describe a process in an intelligent and understandable manner.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Patent Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two onsite interviews (probably because I are currently living quite close to their New York office)
    First round with 6 people (2 associates, others are patent agents/technical advisors), all were very nice and friendly, no difficult questions
    Second time with the two partners in the group, who were not so nice. They didn't prepare the interview at all. The first partner didn't have my CV and had no idea who I already talked to before; the second partner disappeared at the time when we were supposed to meet. It took about half an hour to find him...
    They are looking for CS background (I'm in ME/Physics/Laser), but they didn't disclose this to me (nor did they put this in the job description) and interviewed me (dragged me to NYC twice) anyway. And they didn't want to cut me loose until one month after the interview...

    Interview Questions
    • 1, How did you live as a kid...?
      2, What's your most recently technological reading?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Case Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with the paralegal manager that was set up by my recruitor. Then I had a phone interview with a partner of the practice group. Both of which lasted no more than 15 minutes. Then I came in for an in-person interview, round robin style with the practice team. They were 1:1 with 2 partners, 2 associates, and a paralegal specialist. Everyone was extremely friendly. People seemed happy to be there. Ultimately I was told there was an internal candidate therefore they were unable to extend an offer. All in all it was an excellent process!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    3 hours, all I have to say

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    PR Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone call. three sit down interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here?   View Answer
    • What has been your most challenging feet to date?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    A better choice came along

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Attorney, 1st-Year Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish in September 2007.

    Interview Details

    Very fair and got to meet a lot of people you would be working with.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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