2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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

Postby azaleafire » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:02 pm

I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?

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

Postby Silver928 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:37 pm

renc56 wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
latinxlawschool2020 wrote:Anyone hear back for SF or D.C.? Sent my deposit in last week!


I know of someone who got the call yesterday and placed in DC


not like I even applied to the DC region, but do you know anything about their stats? life story? how much they made the SEO director laugh?
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Hi I've been following the forum, but never made an account. Thought I should to answer your question since I'm pretty sure hammy was talking about me.

I deposited at SLS a few weeks ago and DC was my top choice. I interned in DC a few times, was a political appointee in the previous administration, and have some other political experience. I'm planning on returning to DC after graduation to practice.
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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby renc56 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:05 pm

Silver928 wrote:
renc56 wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
latinxlawschool2020 wrote:Anyone hear back for SF or D.C.? Sent my deposit in last week!


I know of someone who got the call yesterday and placed in DC


not like I even applied to the DC region, but do you know anything about their stats? life story? how much they made the SEO director laugh?
(highkey fishing for hope)



Hi I've been following the forum, but never made an account. Thought I should too answer your question since I'm pretty sure hammy was talking about me.

I deposited at SLS a few weeks ago and DC was my top choice. I interned in DC a few times, was a political appointee in the previous administration, and have some other political experience. I'm planning on returning to DC after graduation to practice.


Congratulations!

During the interview, they stressed that they want to know people will return or stay in a particular location so your strong regional ties make sense. I'm guessing at least T-14 school as well.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:37 am

azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.

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

Postby YBF-W » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:19 am

us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:03 am

YBF-W wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.


^ all of the above. I have friends that live in DC proper that live in a house with like 4 other roommates and those who live in NoVa and Baltimore. Public transit is reliable (...if you're early) and the cost of living is so much cheaper.

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

Postby azaleafire » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:08 am

renc56 wrote:
YBF-W wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.


^ all of the above. I have friends that live in DC proper that live in a house with like 4 other roommates and those who live in NoVa and Baltimore. Public transit is reliable (...if you're early) and the cost of living is so much cheaper.


Y'all are the best. I think I will aim got in DC proper only because I am a little worried about hours and want to spend as little time commuting as possible. Of course give me a week with more "lets share a studio for 1500$/person" ads I may change my tune.

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

Postby poptart123 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:14 am

azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
YBF-W wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.


^ all of the above. I have friends that live in DC proper that live in a house with like 4 other roommates and those who live in NoVa and Baltimore. Public transit is reliable (...if you're early) and the cost of living is so much cheaper.


Y'all are the best. I think I will aim got in DC proper only because I am a little worried about hours and want to spend as little time commuting as possible. Of course give me a week with more "lets share a studio for 1500$/person" ads I may change my tune.


If you are planning on public transit it's not so much DC vs NoVA/Maryland it's more, 'how close am I to the metro?' You can live in DC proper but have long walk to the closet station, though many places are close to one.

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am

azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
YBF-W wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.


^ all of the above. I have friends that live in DC proper that live in a house with like 4 other roommates and those who live in NoVa and Baltimore. Public transit is reliable (...if you're early) and the cost of living is so much cheaper.


Y'all are the best. I think I will aim got in DC proper only because I am a little worried about hours and want to spend as little time commuting as possible. Of course give me a week with more "lets share a studio for 1500$/person" ads I may change my tune.


poptart is 100% right about living close to the metro (I was spoiled af during my stay with friends so I assumed that everyone was always near one lol)

there's tons of DC subletting pages out there especially for summer interns so it might be doable to find cheaper housing and/or qualify for university dorm housing

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

Postby YBF-W » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:56 am

renc56 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
YBF-W wrote:
us3rnam3 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:I am in DC aka help why is housing so expensive I did not anticipate this from outside of NYC/SF

I put in my deposit by my second interview - I want to say first week of April?


Dc housing is right behind SF and NY in pricing. The only way to make it reasonable is to rent a room in a row house. You could check out air BnB sublets they are usually cheap but I've never tried them in the summer, I'm assuming the prices go up then.


Also, don't discount living in Northern Virginia (NoVa). I'm​ in NoVa and within about 5 mins (driving) of DC and 10-15 from Capitol Hill, depending on traffic. Metroing to city center takes like 15 mins. I'm right accross a metro stop (though I don't ride often) and I'm paying a lot less (950 in a pretty nice apt vs 1200 for an average row house) than I would've had I lived in the city.


^ all of the above. I have friends that live in DC proper that live in a house with like 4 other roommates and those who live in NoVa and Baltimore. Public transit is reliable (...if you're early) and the cost of living is so much cheaper.


Y'all are the best. I think I will aim got in DC proper only because I am a little worried about hours and want to spend as little time commuting as possible. Of course give me a week with more "lets share a studio for 1500$/person" ads I may change my tune.


poptart is 100% right about living close to the metro (I was spoiled af during my stay with friends so I assumed that everyone was always near one lol)

there's tons of DC subletting pages out there especially for summer interns so it might be doable to find cheaper housing and/or qualify for university dorm housing


Right. And for some perspective, when I first moved to DC and was in Georgetown area, it took about 40 mins to get to Capitol Hill (Georgetown traffic is a B. And the metro stop wasn't walkable so buses and driving were better options). Again, from where I am now in NoVa to Capitol Hill by metro or driving is 10-15 mins.

Also, take a look at the metro map. Metroing from some places in Arlington (blue, yellow, orange lines), for example, into DC will take less time than metroing from and to DC because there are less stops.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before or if it comes off as classless, but are we told how much we will be paid when we are accepted or does that come when we find out what firm we will be going to?

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Postby hammy393 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before or if it comes off as classless, but are we told how much we will be paid when we are accepted or does that come when we find out what firm we will be going to?


We'll find out specifics when we receive firm placement, which I was told could come in a couple of weeks

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hammy393 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before or if it comes off as classless, but are we told how much we will be paid when we are accepted or does that come when we find out what firm we will be going to?


We'll find out specifics when we receive firm placement, which I was told could come in a couple of weeks


Thank you! Do we have to accept before we know the specifics?

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Postby hammy393 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:07 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before or if it comes off as classless, but are we told how much we will be paid when we are accepted or does that come when we find out what firm we will be going to?


We'll find out specifics when we receive firm placement, which I was told could come in a couple of weeks


Thank you! Do we have to accept before we know the specifics?


Great question. My hunch is that we don't have to, but I'm not 100% sure

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before or if it comes off as classless, but are we told how much we will be paid when we are accepted or does that come when we find out what firm we will be going to?


We'll find out specifics when we receive firm placement, which I was told could come in a couple of weeks


Thank you! Do we have to accept before we know the specifics?


Since no one has their firm placement yet for this cycle, we can only guess. Likely firm placement information would include salary that we'd have to accept.

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hammy393 wrote: Great question. My hunch is that we don't have to, but I'm not 100% sure



renc56 wrote:Since no one has their firm placement yet for this cycle, we can only guess. Likely firm placement information would include salary that we'd have to accept.


Thank you both. Just trying to plan accordingly if I am lucky enough to get an offer.

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Postby lilitiger99 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Has anyone received a call today? And any NYC calls yet?

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Postby 69waystodie » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:29 pm

How much do y'all think it would help to submit seat deposit today as opposed to late next week? I am still waiting on one or two schools but otherwise pretty set. I haven't heard on financial aid though and I would have to withdraw from the other programs.

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Postby azaleafire » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:49 pm

69waystodie wrote:How much do y'all think it would help to submit seat deposit today as opposed to late next week? I am still waiting on one or two schools but otherwise pretty set. I haven't heard on financial aid though and I would have to withdraw from the other programs.


I mean I don't think its worth it to send in a seat deposit on the hopes that you get into a program. If you know you will hear from SFS by sometime next week I would hold off unless you were planning on submitting it anyway. Early can't hurt though I imagine.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:33 pm

Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?

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Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?


Nope. I sent mine in like April 10 ish and didn't

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lilitiger99 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?


Nope. I sent mine in like April 10 ish and didn't


That's what I thought. Lame. Thank you though!

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Postby renc56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:44 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?


No confirmation and it sounds like they have to go and look at your application to know you submitted it.
I told my second interviewer when I deposited and her words basically were, "Great, I'll have to go look!"

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renc56 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?


No confirmation and it sounds like they have to go and look at your application to know you submitted it.
I told my second interviewer when I deposited and her words basically were, "Great, I'll have to go look!"


lol that's a trip. Didn't think it would be that disconnected. I'm going to email her as well, thanks for the heads up.

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Postby renc56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:58 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
renc56 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation from SEO when you uploaded your proof of seat deposit/enrollment?


No confirmation and it sounds like they have to go and look at your application to know you submitted it.
I told my second interviewer when I deposited and her words basically were, "Great, I'll have to go look!"


lol that's a trip. Didn't think it would be that disconnected. I'm going to email her as well, thanks for the heads up.


It makes sense because we're not directly e-mailing them our deposit confirmations (though I'm certain that I did after my first interview lol) and there's not a special notification when we finally submit our deposits. If there was a notification system, then SEO would be notified every minute someone went back and edited their application during the months of whenever the applications were open.



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