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Strongfaithgirl
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SEO

Postby Strongfaithgirl » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:01 pm

Applied to SEO law program with a 2.96 gpa and got a kind email the next day stating, "sorry but you are not eligible for this program" lol so much for your file being viewed wholelistically. Numbers are EVERYTHING! You need a 3.0 gpa and they are FIRM on that. Rules are rules. Even law school's deviate from their median numbers but not SEO. Goodluck to those that do apply, it seems like an awesome opportunity. Though I hear that they only accept students admitted into T25, on a good day but realistically T14 to have a solid shot.

Apps due by 2/15/14

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Goodluck! :) :) :) :)

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Mojosodope
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Re: SEO

Postby Mojosodope » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:00 pm

it says on the front page that you need a 3.0 to be eligible to apply...I'm not sure what you expected

wlee1220
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Re: SEO

Postby wlee1220 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:08 pm

Mojosodope wrote:it says on the front page that you need a 3.0 to be eligible to apply...I'm not sure what you expected


+1. They are pretty firm in their requirements and the whole T14 or bust thing, but I heard that they've taken a Howard 0L or 2 in the past.

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BlakcMajikc
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Re: SEO

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:41 pm

wlee1220 wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:it says on the front page that you need a 3.0 to be eligible to apply...I'm not sure what you expected


+1. They are pretty firm in their requirements and the whole T14 or bust thing, but I heard that they've taken a Howard 0L or 2 in the past.


Just fyi they've taken a few non-T14s from more than just Howard [and those individuals were pretty remarkable.]

Strongfaithgirl
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Re: SEO

Postby Strongfaithgirl » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:28 pm

Mojosodope wrote:it says on the front page that you need a 3.0 to be eligible to apply...I'm not sure what you expected


Thanks for your observation

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femmefatale
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Re: SEO

Postby femmefatale » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:47 pm

Strongfaithgirl wrote:Applied to SEO law program with a 2.96 gpa and got a kind email the next day stating, "sorry but you are not eligible for this program" lol so much for your file being viewed wholelistically. Numbers are EVERYTHING! You need a 3.0 gpa and they are FIRM on that. Rules are rules. Even law school's deviate from their median numbers but not SEO. Goodluck to those that do apply, it seems like an awesome opportunity. Though I hear that they only accept students admitted into T25, on a good day but realistically T14 to have a solid shot.

Apps due by 2/15/14

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Goodluck! :) :) :) :)


That was actually really nice of them to e-mail you. (Especially since the site says they strictly adhere to the 3.0+ cutoff) I submitted last week and haven't heard back. Then again I also just submitted my LS applications last week.

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PhenomenalWoman
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Re: SEO

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:27 pm

I applied with a 3.27 degree GPA, but a 2.995 LSDAS GPA and got an email saying that my application was received; I guess they go by degree GPA??

I'm excited for this opportunity!

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PhenomenalWoman
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Re: SEO

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:12 pm

Got my interview request today! So excited!

jacketyellow
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Re: SEO

Postby jacketyellow » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:18 pm

PhenomenalWoman wrote:Got my interview request today! So excited!


Do they interview everyone that applies? I have yet to receive anything.

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PhenomenalWoman
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Re: SEO

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:19 pm

jacketyellow wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Got my interview request today! So excited!


Do they interview everyone that applies? I have yet to receive anything.


I'm not really sure...

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femmefatale
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Re: SEO

Postby femmefatale » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:55 am

jacketyellow wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Got my interview request today! So excited!


Do they interview everyone that applies? I have yet to receive anything.


I also have yet to receive anything, and my GPA is considerably above their minimum requirement.
Then again, I am still waiting on almost every school I applied to.

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2013hopeful:D
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Re: SEO

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:48 am

just sending out movement info

I applied during round 1 and received my placement in SF last wednesday 4/2

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PepperJack
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Re: SEO

Postby PepperJack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:02 am

This sounds like an employment discrimination exam question.

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unc0mm0n1
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Re: SEO

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:16 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:
wlee1220 wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:it says on the front page that you need a 3.0 to be eligible to apply...I'm not sure what you expected


+1. They are pretty firm in their requirements and the whole T14 or bust thing, but I heard that they've taken a Howard 0L or 2 in the past.


Just fyi they've taken a few non-T14s from more than just Howard [and those individuals were pretty remarkable.]


+1 I knew a few non-T14s during my SEO year as well.

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PepperJack
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Re: SEO

Postby PepperJack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:33 am

Wait - this is the girl who got waitlisted/rejected from Howard and a # of TTT's, and refuses to retake because "as a double minority statistics do not apply." viewtopic.php?f=1&t=221599&start=25

Any program is excess risk. OP, you have to realize it's over 99% likely that you will not be able to make loan payments so unless your parents are wealthy you want to keep debt as low as possible and save your money. Once your credit score drops below 500 you're going to need to have liquid assets to avoid being homeless again. I know you want to live the legal dream, and that's all great. I'm not saying you shouldn't make awful financial decisions, burden the taxpayer or make sure that others who work hard to do things rationally don't have to pay your loans through taxes. You are special, and others should work to pay for your dream. It's hard being so special, and you are appreciated. However, my realistic advice on this issue is to make sure you're only using loans, because you will need to have cash handy to avoid being homeless. We're accepting you will be financially ruined, and salute you in your courage. But you need to have liquid cash because you won't be able to get more loans once you graduate.

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Re: SEO

Postby jacketyellow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:03 pm

If one hasn't heard from from SEO by now, is it safe to say that that person just didn't get in? I haven't heard anything yet.

TeufelHunden88
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Re: SEO

Postby TeufelHunden88 » Sat May 10, 2014 3:56 pm

Bump this thing back to life.

So decisions are out already. Anyone else going?

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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: SEO

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat May 10, 2014 4:01 pm

You'll probably find this thread more helpful: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=50541

TeufelHunden88
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Re: SEO

Postby TeufelHunden88 » Sat May 10, 2014 4:38 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:You'll probably find this thread more helpful: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 23&t=50541



Thanks!




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