No, at large and medium firms, only a handful of your interviewers would be members of the recruiting committee. I would venture a guess that, during the peak recruiting season, no more than 10-20% of your interviewers would be with someone on the recruiting committee. One of the reasons why this happens is that, with the firm seeing (let’s just say) 5 people per day, with 6-8 interviews per day and 2-4 attorneys for lunch, you would need 40-60 attorneys (or 30 to 40 attorneys, even without lunch) in one day. As a matter of fact, did you know that the largest firms (700+ lawyers) could interview 30 candidates in one day? Do the math.
There is no hard and fast rule, but typically there are fewer than 10 attorneys on the recruiting committee, no matter how large the organization; any more than that, the process gets too unwieldy and bogged down. As you can see, it’s simply impossible for the recruiting committee members to do all the interviews.
Smaller firms typically handle their recruiting on a less structured way, so they may have only an ad hoc recruiting committee (still consisting 10 or fewer members at most).
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