mojangles wrote:jrsbaseball5 wrote:txdude45 wrote:There should be 100% crossover between this thread and whatever SEO 13-14 applicants thread pops up. If you want BigLaw as a URM and don't apply, you're an idiot. It's pre 0L money, you meet incredible people, get exposure to the people who you want to know when looking for a job, and you almost always leave with either 1L SA, or an auto callback (i.e. guaranteed job) for 2L SA. Seriously, OP should add the SEO Law program site to the first post.
I didn't know about it until it was almost too late, which is why I'm dropping it here now. --LinkRemoved--
Thank you very much for posting this! I try to keep as up to date on URM stuff as possible, but I have only heard a little bit about SEO.
Do you mind sharing a little bit about how you got the internship, what it's like and anything else you think would be pertinent to know? I'm sure I'm not the only one here who would like to learn a bit more.
First of all, thank you again for posting this link, looks like a really great program. For someone who has a preference to try and work in the midwest (Either Chicago or a secondary market like Minneapolis), would you still recommend this program? It looks like their internships are all on the coasts and TX. While it would probably offer some great hands on experience, I am curious if that would really help in obtaining an SA in the midwest at all.
Yes, yes, yes! Where you intern doesn't matter as much as the experience you gain from interning. The program has explained it to us like this: just this experience puts you in a better place than your other 1L peers, because you have had exposure to theu inner workings of a law firm and have made valuable connections. Firms are going to want to take the person with experience over another inexperienced person. This puts you in a great position for applying to 1L SA positions and 2L SA positions all over. As long as you have a tie to the region or a legitimate reason why you want to be in a certain market, you should be fine. It definitely cannot hurt.
Tx, your thoughts?
ETA: Oops, didn't see that txdude already responded to this.