“So, do you have any questions for us?”
A very common question at the end of a typical AALS interview prompts the interviewee to ask the hiring committee questions of their own. Obviously, this presents the candidate with an opportunity to show their interest as well as to actually gather information.
As I’m on Temple’s hiring committee this semester, I’ve noticed that several candidates’ first response to this question starts with some version of the following: “well, the internet basically answers most of questions that I might otherwise have had.” And, of course, that’s true. So I figured I’d open a thread for folks to suggest questions that they find to prompt useful answers. Here’s mine: what is [X] law school doing about rising tuition, and consequent borrowing?