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White & Case LLP

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at White & Case LLP

8.6
8.6 rating for Recruitment, based on 12 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
1st round phone interview with a Senior Associate and two interview 2nd round back to back (both with a different Partner).
Graduate, Sydney
Application (resume and cover letter), phone interview with a senior associate and two in person interviews with different partners.
Graduate, Melbourne
The interview process was very straightforward and sincere. The first and second round interviews were one-on-one with either a Senior Associate, Counsel, or Partner. There weren't any trick questions. Instead, it was a very genuine conversation about your work and educational background, and why you were interested in the firm. The interviewers all seemed genuinely interested in me and were very respectful of my past endeavours and accomplishments. The firm was very flexible in arranging times for interviews, and also connected us with recent graduates so that we could reach out to them with any questions we had during the interview process.
Graduate, Melbourne
Standard law firm hiring, cover letter, CV, then phone interview, and two in person interviews. No cocktail night.
Graduate, Sydney
Two round interview process. First with a senior lawyer/partner, second with the managing partner of the office
Graduate, Sydney
I was hired through the clerkship process. At the time I applied, this involved a cover letter and resume, followed by an interview.
Graduate, Melbourne
For the clerkship: in addition to a CV and transcript, you submit a written application with answers to several questions. You then attend an in-person interview with two partners or senior lawyers. For the graduate program: you undertake a month-long clerkship, at the end of which the firm decides whether to extend to you a graduate offer.
Graduate
2 interviews - 1 phone interview, and an hour long back to back interview
Graduate, Melbourne
Clerkship followed by graduate offers. When applying in 2017, the process was very straightforward - cover letter and CV followed by a single in-person interview with two partners (though I understand this has now changed).
Graduate, Melbourne
One partner interview and one senior associate interview. Both interviewers were very friendly, and the interviews were not stilted or overly question-focused.
Graduate, Melbourne
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Why are you interested in international opportunities etc; why specifically construction/projects law
Graduate, Sydney
Asked about my prior experience, what attracted me to White & Case, what my interests were outside of work - the standard questions.
Graduate, Melbourne
General personality and skills questions - no technical questions on the law
Graduate, Sydney
My interview was pretty casual, and focused mainly on my experience while also hearing a lot about White & Case from my interviewer.
Graduate, Melbourne
Questions about my CV, relatively common behavioural questions relating to teamwork etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Have to show what you're collegiate but also can work alone (like a start-up). Definitely need to display commerciality and a keen interest in Projects (e.g. renewables).
Graduate, Sydney
Attend the firm open nights and reach out to people for coffee.
Graduate, Melbourne
Explain why you are specifically interested in international work/future opportunities and in projects work
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself! Talk about something that's different from the standard legal chat and try to show some of your personality in the interview. For preparation have a look on our website for recent deals and use the opportunity to bring these up in your interview.
Graduate, Melbourne
Make an effort to really understand what the firm does and its place in the market (i.e. a global firm, with a specific focus in Australia on servicing projects, from financing to potential litigation)
Graduate, Sydney
Make sure you're well researched on the firm and our focus in Australia. Beyond that - be yourself!
Graduate, Melbourne
Familiarise yourself with the firm's practice - don't treat it as just another commercial law firm. Think about what sets the firm apart and use that to guide your application.
Graduate
Do their research concerning our practice areas offered and what the Australian business has to offer its graduates (compared to just the firm as a whole).
Graduate, Melbourne
The firm has a very strong international focus and look for people who are interested in gaining international experience.
Graduate, Melbourne