URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:40 pm

Hey all, I need advice about the SEO email we all just received. Its asking for a letter of recommendation to make the file complete. I can either ask a professor or my internship (DOJ) coordinator for one.

I would prefer to ask my DOJ supervisor, but I just started last month so I wouldn't feel right asking until at least mid March. On the other hand I could ask my favorite professor now, and probably have it within the next couple of weeks or so.

I know SEO doesn't accept you until they get proof of enrollment, but would it be better to still get everything in ASAP?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:42 pm

okaygo wrote:
BobMoses wrote:I go to the barbershop/gym and come back to all this! Congrats to you all. This is good stuff.

Okay you're aiming for the DC market right? UVA must feel awesome.


Yes! Aiming for DC big law so I'm so over the moon. Now begins the UVA vs. Georgetown internal battle.


That's awesome! Happy for you.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:17 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
EvMont wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Placed on First Reserve at Columbia. :(


Sorry to hear that AA. There's definitely still time for this to turn itself into an acceptance. Gotta have faith, think positively, and write that LOCI.


+1 Things will work out AAJD2B. Just remain confident and remove negativity out of the atmosphere.


Thanks to you both. Still somewhat bummed about it, but everything happens for a reason I guess.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm

okaygo wrote:Hey all, I need advice about the SEO email we all just received. Its asking for a letter of recommendation to make the file complete. I can either ask a professor or my internship (DOJ) coordinator for one.

I would prefer to ask my DOJ supervisor, but I just started last month so I wouldn't feel right asking until at least mid March. On the other hand I could ask my favorite professor now, and probably have it within the next couple of weeks or so.

I know SEO doesn't accept you until they get proof of enrollment, but would it be better to still get everything in ASAP?


Yes, the earlier the better for the LOR. Remember, they still have to read the LORs. Give them ample time to do this.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm

okaygo wrote:Hey all, I need advice about the SEO email we all just received. Its asking for a letter of recommendation to make the file complete. I can either ask a professor or my internship (DOJ) coordinator for one.

I would prefer to ask my DOJ supervisor, but I just started last month so I wouldn't feel right asking until at least mid March. On the other hand I could ask my favorite professor now, and probably have it within the next couple of weeks or so.

I know SEO doesn't accept you until they get proof of enrollment, but would it be better to still get everything in ASAP?



I was told to just submit one of the ones that you did for your law school applications, it doesn't need to be tailored at all. Luisa also confirmed this during the webinar.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Frozen98 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:50 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:51 pm

If you have interviewed with seo, can u share your experience here or pm me? Where are they placing interns this cycle? Has anyone heard back yet?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:55 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Black_Swan wrote:If you have interviewed with seo, can u share your experience here or pm me? Where are they placing interns this cycle? Has anyone heard back yet?


I interviewed with them not too long ago. They mentioned something about around 3 spots in Houston, around 53+ in NYC and slightly fewer in San Fran.. If you have specific questions about the interview, feel free to PM me!



okaygo wrote:Hey all, I need advice about the SEO email we all just received. Its asking for a letter of recommendation to make the file complete. I can either ask a professor or my internship (DOJ) coordinator for one.

I would prefer to ask my DOJ supervisor, but I just started last month so I wouldn't feel right asking until at least mid March. On the other hand I could ask my favorite professor now, and probably have it within the next couple of weeks or so.

I know SEO doesn't accept you until they get proof of enrollment, but would it be better to still get everything in ASAP?


I also got this email. Is it really the sooner you get info in the better? I thought they don't give the app a second look until you've at least put down a deposit?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:03 pm

Black_Swan wrote:If you have interviewed with seo, can u share your experience here or pm me? Where are they placing interns this cycle? Has anyone heard back yet?


They don't place people until they send in proof of enrollment which, short of ED people, won't happen for a minute. And most minorities know better than to ED.

They are placing interns in the same firms they always do. A list of their partner firms can be found on their website.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:06 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!


CONGRATULATIONS!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:21 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!


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Jodie still out here swaggin it out with the acceptances!!!

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So had to make it twice as nice for you bro!!! Congrats on the Michigan acceptance!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:58 pm

I was a placed on priority track reserve yesterday at Duke.....it seems like a hold but it feels like a waitlist...like they haven't explicitly made a decision and say they will make one later, but does this hold after PT bode poorly for me? Feels that way :(

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:02 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!


Image
Jodie still out here swaggin it out with the acceptances!!!

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So had to make it twice as nice for you bro!!! Congrats on the Michigan acceptance!!!


LMAO preciate it man. Always look forward to those gifs. hahahaa
blackbirdfly wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS!


But the congrats is all yours Blackbird! Thanks a bunch

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:03 am

Frozen98 wrote:but for people (like apple) who made the decision between going to NYC or just skyping it:

I live in a 2 hour radius of NYC. I currently work in MA/VT/CT/NJ/PA/upstate NY.
I'd rather skype it but do you think that 2 hours is reasonable enough that they'd think that choosing to skype indicates that I don't want it enough?

Should I just go? Tips on how to prepare?

thanks!



I don't think it will look bad if you decide on skype over in person. I mean it is a 4hr round trip after all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:45 pm

mt2165 wrote:I was a placed on priority track reserve yesterday at Duke.....it seems like a hold but it feels like a waitlist...like they haven't explicitly made a decision and say they will make one later, but does this hold after PT bode poorly for me? Feels that way :(


Ive been held at a couple of schools this cycle so i know that feeling :-(. However I do think it is a step above the waitlist and it is a sign that they will def look at your app again while a waitlist is more we will look only if we have space.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:49 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!


Congrats Jodi and Okaygo!!!!

And anyone else I'm forgetting, congrats all around !!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby gmjm14 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:14 pm

Congrats to everyone on their admissions!

Finally checking in after weeks of lurking...

I'm a DMV native, mother, and working professional, so I only applied to the part-time programs at local schools (GULC, GW, GMU, AUWLC).

I'm somewhat of a reverse splitter; have above-average & unique softs, strong letters of rec (academic and prof), and an intriguing PS. Not really sure what to expect this cycle, but hoping for the best!

Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby calle_25 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:42 pm

gmjm14 wrote:Congrats to everyone on their admissions!

Finally checking in after weeks of lurking...

I'm a DMV native, mother, and working professional, so I only applied to the part-time programs at local schools (GULC, GW, GMU, AUWLC).

I'm somewhat of a reverse splitter; have above-average & unique softs, strong letters of rec (academic and prof), and an intriguing PS. Not really sure what to expect this cycle, but hoping for the best!

Best of luck to everyone!

Best of luck and welcome!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:53 pm

gmjm14 wrote:Congrats to everyone on their admissions!

Finally checking in after weeks of lurking...

I'm a DMV native, mother, and working professional, so I only applied to the part-time programs at local schools (GULC, GW, GMU, AUWLC).

I'm somewhat of a reverse splitter; have above-average & unique softs, strong letters of rec (academic and prof), and an intriguing PS. Not really sure what to expect this cycle, but hoping for the best!

Best of luck to everyone!


Good luck your cycle. And Welcome!!! Its much better to join in on the party than to lurk :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Trippel » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:44 pm

Congrats Mandy and Jodie!

mandyjay11 wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I'm int at Michigan Y'all!!!!! omgggg my first acceptance!!


Mandy, I'm with you at Michigan!

Sent:12/29/13
Complete: 1/24/14
Decision: 2/7/14

Congratulations to everyone getting in to schools!!!!! The cycle's starting to move quicker!


Congrats Jodi and Okaygo!!!!

And anyone else I'm forgetting, congrats all around !!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Frozen98 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:01 pm

nvm
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:22 pm

Frozen98 wrote:SEO folks: what's the article analysis all about? do you read it before you go in or do you have to skim it in like 2 min and then answer questions like it's an LSAT blurb lol?


The latter, and you can't take notes.

Not sure if this happens over Skype, but it certainly does in-person.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:40 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Frozen98 wrote:SEO folks: what's the article analysis all about? do you read it before you go in or do you have to skim it in like 2 min and then answer questions like it's an LSAT blurb lol?


The latter, and you can't take notes.

Not sure if this happens over Skype, but it certainly does in-person.


Mine let me take notes.

Also, thanks for the congrats everyone!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Frozen98 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:03 am

nvm
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