URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
User avatar
Black_Swan
Posts: 238
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 pm

okaygo wrote:
ttime97 wrote:Just wondering - can anyone explain the advantage of the Law SEO program? From what I read on their website they set you up with an internship before law school? Is that the gist of it? Does it look to jobs in the future or does getting into the program somehow make you a better law school applicant? Or are there any other amazing advantages that I'm missing?


It doesn't make you a better applicant because you must place a seat deposit at a school and notify them of where you'll be attending before they will accept you.


We need more details about benefits please? :D

User avatar
Black_Swan
Posts: 238
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:
ttime97 wrote:Just wondering - can anyone explain the advantage of the Law SEO program? From what I read on their website they set you up with an internship before law school? Is that the gist of it? Does it look to jobs in the future or does getting into the program somehow make you a better law school applicant? Or are there any other amazing advantages that I'm missing?


Here's the general gist of it from GAIA’s Guide
20121109 wrote:
This is a wonderful opportunity that I wish I had jumped on. It’s essentially a program that recruits 0Ls during the admissions cycle, interviews each applicant, awaits your final school acceptance, and then if they want you, will place you in a great, and I mean GREAT firm! I know people who worked at Jones Day, S&C, Fried Frank, Weil, etc. Not only will you get paid approx. $2000/month (fact-check pls?), but if you do a great job you will receive an offer to return for your 1L summer! That’s a 1L summer job secure before you even start 1L and puts you in an awesome position for 2L OCI if you want to explore other options. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll be able to use all your money earned from three summers to pay down your tuition debt (if you have any!) DO. IT. Apply!!! I really, really wish I had! Would have made my life much easier during 1L knowing I already had a firm job :roll:



Great, thanks!!!
How long does it take for them to allow you access to the application form?

User avatar
coolbean2013
Posts: 274
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I swear ten days takes forever when you're waiting. Lol
In at Duke via email!

PT Review
Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/2/14
Decision: 1/10/14


Congrats submit twin! :D
Last edited by coolbean2013 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Black_Swan
Posts: 238
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:59 pm

coolbean2013 wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I swear ten days takes forever when you're waiting. Lol
In at Duke via email!

PT Review
Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/2/14
Decision: 1/10/14


Congrats submit twin lol! :D


Congrats!

User avatar
JodieLovesChachi
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:16 am

Black_Swan wrote:
blackbirdfly wrote:
ttime97 wrote:Just wondering - can anyone explain the advantage of the Law SEO program? From what I read on their website they set you up with an internship before law school? Is that the gist of it? Does it look to jobs in the future or does getting into the program somehow make you a better law school applicant? Or are there any other amazing advantages that I'm missing?


Here's the general gist of it from GAIA’s Guide
20121109 wrote:
This is a wonderful opportunity that I wish I had jumped on. It’s essentially a program that recruits 0Ls during the admissions cycle, interviews each applicant, awaits your final school acceptance, and then if they want you, will place you in a great, and I mean GREAT firm! I know people who worked at Jones Day, S&C, Fried Frank, Weil, etc. Not only will you get paid approx. $2000/month (fact-check pls?), but if you do a great job you will receive an offer to return for your 1L summer! That’s a 1L summer job secure before you even start 1L and puts you in an awesome position for 2L OCI if you want to explore other options. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll be able to use all your money earned from three summers to pay down your tuition debt (if you have any!) DO. IT. Apply!!! I really, really wish I had! Would have made my life much easier during 1L knowing I already had a firm job :roll:



Great, thanks!!!
How long does it take for them to allow you access to the application form?


Thank you for bringing this up. I'd heard people talking about SEO before, but had no idea what it was. For some reason, I thought it was the same as CLEO. After looking up the information on the organization, i'm definitely going to try and apply.

User avatar
JodieLovesChachi
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:17 am

Black_Swan wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I swear ten days takes forever when you're waiting. Lol
In at Duke via email!

PT Review
Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/2/14
Decision: 1/10/14


Congrats submit twin lol! :D


Congrats!


Thanks yall!

User avatar
applelover
Posts: 1921
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:43 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:28 am

Black_Swan wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I swear ten days takes forever when you're waiting. Lol
In at Duke via email!

PT Review
Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/2/14
Decision: 1/10/14


Congrats submit twin lol! :D


Congrats!


Congrats! You'll love the gifts they send in the acceptance package too ;)

User avatar
ThePiedPiper
Posts: 469
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:15 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I swear ten days takes forever when you're waiting. Lol
In at Duke via email!

PT Review
Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/2/14
Decision: 1/10/14


Congrats submit twin lol! :D


Congrats!


Thanks yall!


Congrats Jodie on the Duke acceptance!!!

User avatar
toshiroh
Posts: 439
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:58 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:26 pm

I'll be without Internet for a while. I'm heading to Australia for the Australian Open (Let's go Serena and Djokovic!!!!!!!.) Anyway, I'm sure you all will have many acceptances by the time I get back. So congrats in advance!!!

User avatar
ThePiedPiper
Posts: 469
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:07 pm

toshiroh wrote:I'll be without Internet for a while. I'm heading to Australia for the Australian Open (Let's go Serena and Djokovic!!!!!!!.) Anyway, I'm sure you all will have many acceptances by the time I get back. So congrats in advance!!!


Have a safe trip to Australia and back to the States Tosh.

User avatar
Dr.Zer0
Posts: 1030
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:11 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:08 pm

toshiroh wrote:I'll be without Internet for a while. I'm heading to Australia for the Australian Open (Let's go Serena and Djokovic!!!!!!!.) Anyway, I'm sure you all will have many acceptances by the time I get back. So congrats in advance!!!


Have fun!

User avatar
AAJD2B
Posts: 871
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:17 pm

toshiroh wrote:I'll be without Internet for a while. I'm heading to Australia for the Australian Open (Let's go Serena and Djokovic!!!!!!!.) Anyway, I'm sure you all will have many acceptances by the time I get back. So congrats in advance!!!


OMG, you are also a tennis fan??!! I live for tennis! Enjoy the Aussie Open!!! I'm hoping for Serena to snatch her 18th title and for Federer or Nadal to win. I can't stand Djoker. :roll:

User avatar
teampeeta
Posts: 422
Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:36 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:44 pm

toshiroh wrote:I'll be without Internet for a while. I'm heading to Australia for the Australian Open (Let's go Serena and Djokovic!!!!!!!.) Anyway, I'm sure you all will have many acceptances by the time I get back. So congrats in advance!!!


SO JEALOUS! I am a huge tennis fan and it is a lifelong dream of mine to make it to Melbourne for the Australian Open. Hope you have a blast!!

User avatar
okaygo
Posts: 726
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:43 pm

This Need Access application is the most annoying thing I've done in a WHILE.

With that being said, don't forget to do it y'all. You can submit even without having received any acceptances. And some schools have February or March deadlines.

User avatar
KingJamesLBJ
Posts: 194
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:22 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:12 pm

okaygo wrote:This Need Access application is the most annoying thing I've done in a WHILE.

With that being said, don't forget to do it y'all. You can submit even without having received any acceptances. And some schools have February or March deadlines.


Sorry, but whats that?

User avatar
okaygo
Posts: 726
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:59 pm

KingJamesLBJ wrote:
okaygo wrote:This Need Access application is the most annoying thing I've done in a WHILE.

With that being said, don't forget to do it y'all. You can submit even without having received any acceptances. And some schools have February or March deadlines.


Sorry, but whats that?


It's similar to the FAFSA. A lot of schools require it for need based scholarship consideration.

ttime97
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:48 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ttime97 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:45 am

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
blackbirdfly wrote:
ttime97 wrote:Just wondering - can anyone explain the advantage of the Law SEO program? From what I read on their website they set you up with an internship before law school? Is that the gist of it? Does it look to jobs in the future or does getting into the program somehow make you a better law school applicant? Or are there any other amazing advantages that I'm missing?


Here's the general gist of it from GAIA’s Guide
20121109 wrote:
This is a wonderful opportunity that I wish I had jumped on. It’s essentially a program that recruits 0Ls during the admissions cycle, interviews each applicant, awaits your final school acceptance, and then if they want you, will place you in a great, and I mean GREAT firm! I know people who worked at Jones Day, S&C, Fried Frank, Weil, etc. Not only will you get paid approx. $2000/month (fact-check pls?), but if you do a great job you will receive an offer to return for your 1L summer! That’s a 1L summer job secure before you even start 1L and puts you in an awesome position for 2L OCI if you want to explore other options. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll be able to use all your money earned from three summers to pay down your tuition debt (if you have any!) DO. IT. Apply!!! I really, really wish I had! Would have made my life much easier during 1L knowing I already had a firm job :roll:



Great, thanks!!!
How long does it take for them to allow you access to the application form?


Thank you for bringing this up. I'd heard people talking about SEO before, but had no idea what it was. For some reason, I thought it was the same as CLEO. After looking up the information on the organization, i'm definitely going to try and apply.



Thanks for the info! I might apply. Does anyone thinking having a full time job will impact your acceptance? Slash whether I'd have to quit to take advantage of SEO? My job actually ends at the end of june and I didn't plan on leaving any earlier than that.

User avatar
coolbean2013
Posts: 274
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:50 am

The SEO program starts at the end of May, near Memorial Day, and I don't there are exceptions to this because you have training and networking events, about 10 weeks with the firm, and law school sample classes to attend. I feel it would be more beneficial to use the summer for SEO since you will have multiple experiences which will be beneficial to your time in law school and as you apply and interviews for jobs, but that's just my take.

User avatar
coolbean2013
Posts: 274
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:51 am

okaygo wrote:This Need Access application is the most annoying thing I've done in a WHILE.

With that being said, don't forget to do it y'all. You can submit even without having received any acceptances. And some schools have February or March deadlines.


I was looking over that application yesterday, it's not joke.

User avatar
August Wilson
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:59 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:27 am

SEO sounds awesome. I just can't quit my job in may. :-(

californiauser
Posts: 1182
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:10 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:18 pm

Any URMs been UR1 at NYU since October? I think I'm done for :(

User avatar
August Wilson
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:59 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:24 pm

Just got a JS1. Too excited! :D :D

User avatar
AAJD2B
Posts: 871
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:37 pm

californiauser wrote:Any URMs been UR1 at NYU since October? I think I'm done for :(


Hold tight. Most URMs don't hear word until later in the cycle.

User avatar
AAJD2B
Posts: 871
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:37 pm

August Wilson wrote:Just got a JS1. Too excited! :D :D


Much congrats and good luck on the interview!!

User avatar
August Wilson
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:59 am

Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:43 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
August Wilson wrote:Just got a JS1. Too excited! :D :D


Much congrats and good luck on the interview!!


Thanks!!




Return to “Under Represented Law Student Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest