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Preparing For Your First Legal Interview

Africa Legal's Graduate Development Series | FREE

Course Overview

Attending an interview can be a daunting prospect. Couple this with the various formats, possible questions and styles of interview, and it’s no wonder graduates feel overwhelmed. Even experienced lawyers often feel very nervous in this situation!

While you cannot be prepared for everything, you can develop your interview skills so that you become more comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with the process.

In this online course we help you to:
  • Understand the crucial role of the interview as part of your professional career journey.
  • Understand the different types of legal interviews you may encounter.
  • Investigate your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the different types of interviews.
  • Avoid common interview mistakes.
  • Fully take advantage of the opportunity to share more of yourself with your potential employer and gauge whether the organisation is right for you.

Is this course for you?

Preparing For Your First Legal Interview” is part of the Africa Legal Learn career advice series. The series aims to equip students, graduates and junior members of our community with the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s legal market. We hope you enjoy the course. Don’t forget to share your successes with the African legal community.

If you are looking for a course on drafting your CV and cover letter, the first course in the career advice series -How To Draft Your Legal CV - will provide you with insights and downloadable templates for you to develop an eye-catching CV and cover letter.

Your Course Contributors

This course has been developed by the Africa Legal Learn team with the support of leading law firms’ recruitment specialists and leaders.



Templars is a full service law firm with the know-how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment. With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.

Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP

Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP (A&K)

Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with over 100 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. A&K is the founding member of ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms in fifteen key African jurisdictions and the UAE.

Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel

With over 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially-minded business solutions within record times.

This course includes:

  • 45 minutes worth of learning with resources for additional study.
  • Discussion forums – meet colleagues from around the world and start to build your professional network.
  • Practical guidance from recruitment specialists and leading practitioners on how to best prepare for your legal interviews.
  • Option to save data – switch off the video and download or read the transcript.
  • Ability to access this self-paced course wherever and whenever it suits you.

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    What web browser should I use?

    The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.
    See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

    Who should take this course? 

    This course is aimed at law students, graduates and junior lawyers in Africa.

    How long will it take me to complete the course?

    The course should take you about one hour, not including optional activities, discussions and extra reading materials. Once you are enrolled in the course, you can work through the content at your own pace. Feel free to access any part of the content at any time.

    How do I access the course?

    This course is free to access. To access the course please sign in to Africa-Legal. If you don’t yet have an account with Africa Legal follow the steps to sign up and then press the enrol button.

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