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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:32 pm
by PrezRand
How likely is one to get accepted into this program?

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:38 pm
by principalagent
I have a question about Texas. How many people are at firms in Texas, and which firms are partners? Did the fellows in Texas tend to be from UT or elsewhere?

I'm mostly targeting T10, but my home market is Texas and I want work in biglaw in Texas after graduation, so SEO seems like a great way to maintain a tie while in law school elsewhere.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:56 pm
by PrezRand
principalagent wrote:I have a question about Texas. How many people are at firms in Texas, and which firms are partners? Did the fellows in Texas tend to be from UT or elsewhere?

I'm mostly targeting T10, but my home market is Texas and I want work in biglaw in Texas after graduation, so SEO seems like a great way to maintain a tie while in law school elsewhere.

^^^^^ except I'm more interested in UT than a t10

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:58 pm
by dietcoke1
PrezRand wrote:How likely is one to get accepted into this program?


Depends on the school you attend and how well you Interview. Apparently there was 1300 applicants this last summer and 100 fellows.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:03 pm
by dietcoke1
principalagent wrote:I have a question about Texas. How many people are at firms in Texas, and which firms are partners? Did the fellows in Texas tend to be from UT or elsewhere?

I'm mostly targeting T10, but my home market is Texas and I want work in biglaw in Texas after graduation, so SEO seems like a great way to maintain a tie while in law school elsewhere.


There were 4 fellows placed in Texas. 2 in Dallas, 2 in Houston. I believe 3 of the 4 are attending Texas law and the last one went to undergrad in Texas.

As far as firm placement, all of them are great firms. Any one of of them would be a great place to start as a 0L.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:03 pm
by PrezRand
dietcoke1 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:How likely is one to get accepted into this program?


Depends on the school you attend and how well you Interview. Apparently there was 1300 applicants this last summer and 100 fellows.

Is there any data on the number of future 1L students that apply from each t14 and schools like UT/UCLA/Vandy?

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:42 am
by dietcoke1
PrezRand wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:How likely is one to get accepted into this program?


Depends on the school you attend and how well you Interview. Apparently there was 1300 applicants this last summer and 100 fellows.

Is there any data on the number of future 1L students that apply from each t14 and schools like UT/UCLA/Vandy?

None that I'm aware of or have access to

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:18 pm
by zil020511
Hello! I was curious to know if SEO placed anyone in Atlanta (Jones Day) and if so, were these students attending law schools in GA? Also, if any past fellows are willing to share what they thought really separated themselves in the interview? Thank you!

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:04 pm
by poptart123
zil020511 wrote:Hello! I was curious to know if SEO placed anyone in Atlanta (Jones Day) and if so, were these students attending law schools in GA? Also, if any past fellows are willing to share what they thought really separated themselves in the interview? Thank you!


Yes, there was one placed there, but not at a GA school. To separate yourself, I would suggest talking about meaningful work experience; it seemed to be one of the major themes of this last class.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:55 pm
by renc56
principalagent wrote:I have a question about Texas. How many people are at firms in Texas, and which firms are partners? Did the fellows in Texas tend to be from UT or elsewhere?

I'm mostly targeting T10, but my home market is Texas and I want work in biglaw in Texas after graduation, so SEO seems like a great way to maintain a tie while in law school elsewhere.


There were 4 SEOs in Texas this year and three of them go to UT Law. The four of us had ties to TX - work, school, hometown, significant others. The 2016 SEO class for Texas has two UT law students and there's at least one 3L who was formerly SEO. There's not of us but I've heard getting a recommendation from a former SEO helps (and it also helps us).

The only choices in Texas are: Jones Day in Houston or Dallas or Vinson & Elkins in Houston or Dallas.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:02 am
by renc56
PrezRand wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:How likely is one to get accepted into this program?


Depends on the school you attend and how well you Interview. Apparently there was 1300 applicants this last summer and 100 fellows.

Is there any data on the number of future 1L students that apply from each t14 and schools like UT/UCLA/Vandy?


Of the 100 chosen this year... I'm pretty sure the number that fall into this category (UT, Vandy, Virginia, Duke and Georgetown) is less than 15 people.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:22 am
by poptart123
renc56 wrote:
principalagent wrote:I have a question about Texas. How many people are at firms in Texas, and which firms are partners? Did the fellows in Texas tend to be from UT or elsewhere?

I'm mostly targeting T10, but my home market is Texas and I want work in biglaw in Texas after graduation, so SEO seems like a great way to maintain a tie while in law school elsewhere.


There were 4 SEOs in Texas this year and three of them go to UT Law. The four of us had ties to TX - work, school, hometown, significant others. The 2016 SEO class for Texas has two UT law students and there's at least one 3L who was formerly SEO. There's not of us but I've heard getting a recommendation from a former SEO helps (and it also helps us).

The only choices in Texas are: Jones Day in Houston or Dallas or Vinson & Elkins in Houston or Dallas.


You can definitely get SEO at UT, but you will probably have to choose Dallas or Houston as your choice cities. I'm also not sure how many people attending UT apply to SEO. There were 3 this year, but who knows how many didn't get it. The SEOs in Texas from prior years were all from Texas or were attending UT. Renc56 is spot on.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:40 am
by principalagent
:shock: if fewer than 15 fellows come from two mid-T14 powerhouses and the 14-17 tier... how many fellows come from the T6 alone?

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:59 am
by poptart123
principalagent wrote::shock: if fewer than 15 fellows come from two mid-T14 powerhouses and the 14-17 tier... how many fellows come from the T6 alone?


There are a ton. The program is mainly based in NYC. There seem to be a lot of Columbia/NYU students; perhaps because of where most of the placement locations are or perhaps because of the quality of the schools. Probably a combo. T6, in general, is VERY well represented, though.

Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:08 am
by renc56
poptart123 wrote:
principalagent wrote::shock: if fewer than 15 fellows come from two mid-T14 powerhouses and the 14-17 tier... how many fellows come from the T6 alone?


There are a ton. The program is mainly based in NYC. There seem to be a lot of Columbia/NYU students; perhaps because of where most of the placement locations are or perhaps because of the quality of the schools. Probably a combo. T6, in general, is VERY well represented, though.


+100

If we had the time to do the math, I'm guessing more than half are going to Columbia and NYU. This doesn't mean that there's no chance for the other T-14 but it does mean less spots. If you have the grades and LSAT to get it, have some work experience or interesting life experiences, and can nail why you want to work in x city, you'll be fine.

Recommendations from former SEOs also help.