2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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

Postby seandpor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 am

renc56 wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



It wasn't a hard interview or unpleasant one, for me at least. It just was very dry and seemed unimportant. As previous people have suggested, it probably comes down to your stats and the school you get into a lot more than this interview. I wouldn't dread it, just don't expect much out of it

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:02 am

us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D



Nah man, not negativity. I had an inkling that maybe it was me or something in my application. Seeing that others had the same experience made my day better, because I don't feel it was all me.

I will still take SEO if offered, but we shouldn't put organizations above critique. If I were the director, I would be glad that I ran into this thread. Because I would have already found an area in need of improvement.

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

Postby call-me-bubbles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:35 am

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

Postby slurp » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:47 am

Idk I didn't really get that impression with her. We shot the breeze for few minutes before getting into the more law school/legal questions, and not to say she was overly engaged, but I definitely didn't get a vibe that she didn't wanna be there. Ymmv, I guess

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

Postby 69waystodie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:45 pm

My interviewer was actually super nice, she was a Brazilian woman, I don't remember her name. Has anyone had the second interview already? I'm curious if it will be the same questions in regards to why law, pitch me the two firms you'd like to work at, etc.

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

Postby HarvardHopeful95 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 pm

seandpor wrote:
renc56 wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



It wasn't a hard interview or unpleasant one, for me at least. It just was very dry and seemed unimportant. As previous people have suggested, it probably comes down to your stats and the school you get into a lot more than this interview. I wouldn't dread it, just don't expect much out of it


It seems like everyone else's interview went badly? Who did you guys interview with? Because I interviewed with the new director, Van Ann Bui and it was an extremely conversational and fun interview

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

Postby renc56 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:57 pm

HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
seandpor wrote:
renc56 wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



It wasn't a hard interview or unpleasant one, for me at least. It just was very dry and seemed unimportant. As previous people have suggested, it probably comes down to your stats and the school you get into a lot more than this interview. I wouldn't dread it, just don't expect much out of it


It seems like everyone else's interview went badly? Who did you guys interview with? Because I interviewed with the new director, Van Ann Bui and it was an extremely conversational and fun interview


Mine's tomorrow with Luisa Ewing.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:09 pm

HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
seandpor wrote:
renc56 wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



It wasn't a hard interview or unpleasant one, for me at least. It just was very dry and seemed unimportant. As previous people have suggested, it probably comes down to your stats and the school you get into a lot more than this interview. I wouldn't dread it, just don't expect much out of it


It seems like everyone else's interview went badly? Who did you guys interview with? Because I interviewed with the new director, Van Ann Bui and it was an extremely conversational and fun interview


Was that your second interview? Shes doing my second interview but I think the first interviews up until the beginning of march were all luisa

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

Postby call-me-bubbles » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:09 pm

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

Postby renc56 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:12 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
renc56 wrote:
Mine's tomorrow with Luisa Ewing.


When I interviewed, she said she was doing all of this year's interviews. I guess they subsequently added a second interview round, and now all of those are being conducted by Van Ann Bui, per the email sent out a couple days ago.


Interesting.

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Postby call-me-bubbles » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:17 pm

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:21 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anyone else wondered if maybe everyone who's applied will get it? Like, maybe there are only 90-something applicants total, so this is just a formality to make it feel like it's more selective than it actually is? I have no clue how many people have applied, so this is just wild speculation to kill some time and try to make sense of the whole process.


I did but from what i've read it seems like 100's of people apply and only a few get it.But i don't know how people hear about it, if a girl at an open house didn't tell me I wouldn't have known.

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

Postby renc56 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:30 pm

us3rnam3 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anyone else wondered if maybe everyone who's applied will get it? Like, maybe there are only 90-something applicants total, so this is just a formality to make it feel like it's more selective than it actually is? I have no clue how many people have applied, so this is just wild speculation to kill some time and try to make sense of the whole process.


I did but from what i've read it seems like 100's of people apply and only a few get it.But i don't know how people hear about it, if a girl at an open house didn't tell me I wouldn't have known.


Former threads of 2016 and 2015 are helpful to look at. Not everyone from HLS gets it but it's skewed toward HLS and NYU..at least according to TLS data.

Edit: http://www.top-law-schools.com/urm-appl ... grams.html

"The program is quite selective; by utilizing LSAC's CRS (Candidate Referral Service) and yearly college visits, the SEO recruits more than 600 applicants for the Corporate Law program each year. In previous years, the acceptance rate has hovered around 10-13% according to SEO officials; however, the current economic climate is likely to alter the number of spots available within the program. Additionally, the program's notoriety has permitted them to select most of their interns from the "Top 20" law schools, as dictated by U.S. News and World Report's ranking system."

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

Postby HarvardHopeful95 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:49 pm

us3rnam3 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
seandpor wrote:
renc56 wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



It wasn't a hard interview or unpleasant one, for me at least. It just was very dry and seemed unimportant. As previous people have suggested, it probably comes down to your stats and the school you get into a lot more than this interview. I wouldn't dread it, just don't expect much out of it


It seems like everyone else's interview went badly? Who did you guys interview with? Because I interviewed with the new director, Van Ann Bui and it was an extremely conversational and fun interview


Was that your second interview? Shes doing my second interview but I think the first interviews up until the beginning of march were all luisa


No, she was my first interview

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

Postby lilitiger99 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:24 am

http://www.dallasbar.org/sites/default/ ... ties_0.pdf

Some data from the 2012 cycle. 50 came from Harvard, 30 from Columbia, 8 from Cornell, 6 from Michigan,
1 from Howard, etc.

Guess people weren't kidding about them being elitist

And did anyone have the second interview yet? Have mine today and nervous.
I just quit my job unexpectedly and neeeed SEO

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

Postby Harry Ass Truman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:11 am

Has anyone had the 2nd interview yet? Was it just like the first or more casual?

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

Postby crookedsmile » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:53 am

Harry Ass Truman wrote:Has anyone had the 2nd interview yet? Was it just like the first or more casual?


I think the first ones were scheduled for a little later today if I'm not mistaken.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:55 am

crookedsmile wrote:
Harry Ass Truman wrote:Has anyone had the 2nd interview yet? Was it just like the first or more casual?


I think the first ones were scheduled for a little later today if I'm not mistaken.


agreed

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

Postby treetops_rising » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:19 pm

I have my first round interview today! Will report back and tell y'all how it went!

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

Postby crookedsmile » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:27 pm

treetops_rising wrote:I have my first round interview today! Will report back and tell y'all how it went!


You're the guinea pig lol. Good luck!

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

Postby cautiouscalamity » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:54 pm

Had my 2nd, went really really well. A couple of behavioral questions, a critical thinking question or two, but it was just a very pleasant interview.

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

Postby treetops_rising » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:15 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
treetops_rising wrote:I have my first round interview today! Will report back and tell y'all how it went!


You're the guinea pig lol. Good luck!


It went well! Ann is so nice, asked about undergrad, which law firm/practice area, and a legal hypo with some normal job interview stuff thrown in!

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

Postby lilitiger99 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:33 pm

[quote="cautiouscalamity"]Had my 2nd, went really really well. A couple of behavioral questions, a critical thinking question or two, but it was just a very pleasant interview.[/quo
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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 pm

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

Postby notorious_mig » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
lilitiger99 wrote:
cautiouscalamity wrote:Had my 2nd, went really really well. A couple of behavioral questions, a critical thinking question or two, but it was just a very pleasant interview.


She's really nice. I had mine today and it was very smooth, the behavioral portion threw me a little
- I was in the car and didn't have a pen and paper . Overall I think the follow up is for her to see if we stand out or can be a good fit. I don't think she asked me what school I'm attending.


What do you mean by "behavioral portion"? Feel free to PM.


If you could also slide into my DMs with the answer to this that would be divine



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