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Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:17 pm
by poptart123
AaronCarter wrote:
Prudence wrote:
principalagent wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:Looking at UChi specifically. Their 1L class only had a total of 9 black people (they were all women).


Not to thread hijack but yikes


Honestly was shocked at this figure too...



Yikes af.....but if they accept me, i'll become a mega UChi fan haha

I wonder if it's an issue of blacks not applying or simply not attending when accepted or just not being admitted for the most part.


Current UChi student and SEO alum from last year. Where did you get the 9 black people in the 1L class are all women? I'm pretty sure I can think of 3 black men off the top of my head in my section alone (those three may fall into the two or more races category). Also, feel free to PM me with any questions.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:29 pm
by stjeff00
poptart123 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Prudence wrote:
principalagent wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:Looking at UChi specifically. Their 1L class only had a total of 9 black people (they were all women).


Not to thread hijack but yikes


Honestly was shocked at this figure too...



Yikes af.....but if they accept me, i'll become a mega UChi fan haha

I wonder if it's an issue of blacks not applying or simply not attending when accepted or just not being admitted for the most part.


Current UChi student and SEO alum from last year. Where did you get the 9 black people in the 1L class are all women? I'm pretty sure I can think of 3 black men off the top of my head in my section alone (those three may fall into the two or more races category). Also, feel free to PM me with any questions.


https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Std5 ... -38-43.pdf

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:38 pm
by igogo
Checking in!

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:04 am
by Aspire
stjeff00 wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Prudence wrote:
principalagent wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:Looking at UChi specifically. Their 1L class only had a total of 9 black people (they were all women).


Not to thread hijack but yikes


Honestly was shocked at this figure too...



Yikes af.....but if they accept me, i'll become a mega UChi fan haha

I wonder if it's an issue of blacks not applying or simply not attending when accepted or just not being admitted for the most part.


Current UChi student and SEO alum from last year. Where did you get the 9 black people in the 1L class are all women? I'm pretty sure I can think of 3 black men off the top of my head in my section alone (those three may fall into the two or more races category). Also, feel free to PM me with any questions.


https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Std5 ... -38-43.pdf


Wow, Chicago's class was 4.8% black and 0% black male. Disconcerting...

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:22 am
by ToddCraines
Just to be clear, we can't change our Location preference right??

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:05 pm
by fastfretxfingers
Aspire wrote:
stjeff00 wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Prudence wrote:
principalagent wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:Looking at UChi specifically. Their 1L class only had a total of 9 black people (they were all women).


Not to thread hijack but yikes


Honestly was shocked at this figure too...



Yikes af.....but if they accept me, i'll become a mega UChi fan haha

I wonder if it's an issue of blacks not applying or simply not attending when accepted or just not being admitted for the most part.


Current UChi student and SEO alum from last year. Where did you get the 9 black people in the 1L class are all women? I'm pretty sure I can think of 3 black men off the top of my head in my section alone (those three may fall into the two or more races category). Also, feel free to PM me with any questions.


https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Std5 ... -38-43.pdf


Wow, Chicago's class was 4.8% black and 0% black male. Disconcerting...


Especially when you consider 30%+ of Chicago is African American. I would hate to be in the adcomms chair because that is embarrassing.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 pm
by AaronCarter
fastfretxfingers wrote:
Aspire wrote:
stjeff00 wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
Especially when you consider 30%+ of Chicago is African American. I would hate to be in the adcomms chair because that is embarrassing.




Just in case there are UChi adcomms on here...if you want to help fix that problem, LET ME IN! :D

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:17 pm
by dlord1
selmangh wrote:Has anyone gotten an interview request yet?


Submitted back in the fall. Put Los Angeles as my first preference. I have heard that interviews and placements for non-NY applicants takes longer. Is this true? Thank you.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 pm
by AaronCarter
selmangh wrote:Has anyone gotten an interview request yet?

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05 pm
by AlPastor
I applied back in the fall and have updated my app with the acceptances I've received. Has anyone else been doing this? I haven't heard anything from SEO so far

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:25 pm
by Prudence
AlPastor wrote:I applied back in the fall and have updated my app with the acceptances I've received. Has anyone else been doing this? I haven't heard anything from SEO so far


I also have been updating my app as I get acceptances too. The only thing I heard was the email from the director during the holidays and older fall recruitment emails.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:17 pm
by Mikey
I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:30 pm
by AvatarMeelo
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Agreed - but I'm throwing my hat in the ring anyway!

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:01 pm
by Prudence
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Yeah im applying anyway. I graduate on 5/4 so i am traveling right after to Europe and would be back before the program so i get the best of both! Something to consider!

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 pm
by Mikey
Prudence wrote:
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Yeah im applying anyway. I graduate on 5/4 so i am traveling right after to Europe and would be back before the program so i get the best of both! Something to consider!

True.. When is the end date for it? I think I saw like July 27th or something like that somewhere, is that accurate?

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 pm
by Prudence
Mikey wrote:
Prudence wrote:
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Yeah im applying anyway. I graduate on 5/4 so i am traveling right after to Europe and would be back before the program so i get the best of both! Something to consider!

True.. When is the end date for it? I think I saw like July 27th or something like that somewhere, is that accurate?


Yes on SEO law’s faqs it lists the program dates as May 20, 2018 – July 27, 2018. Although if you’re thinking of traveling after just remember some law school semesters begin mid-August (with moving, 1L orientation, and classes, etc.)

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 pm
by AaronCarter
Prudence wrote:
AlPastor wrote:I applied back in the fall and have updated my app with the acceptances I've received. Has anyone else been doing this? I haven't heard anything from SEO so far


I also have been updating my app as I get acceptances too. The only thing I heard was the email from the director during the holidays and older fall recruitment emails.



same.

I think they said they will start sending interview invitations this month.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
by dietcoke1
dlord1 wrote:
selmangh wrote:Has anyone gotten an interview request yet?


Submitted back in the fall. Put Los Angeles as my first preference. I have heard that interviews and placements for non-NY applicants takes longer. Is this true? Thank you.


Last year I believe the first interview requests went out to everyone at the same time regardless of city preference.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 pm
by charlie90
AvatarMeelo wrote:
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Agreed - but I'm throwing my hat in the ring anyway!


If you do SEO, you're going to be spending at least a week in NYC (covered by your firm most likely..unless you place in NYC) and then, completely dependent on the firm, you may have the chance to travel with the firm (e.g. go to a trial in x city).

If you seriously have some nice vacation planned, law firms will allow SEOs who had pre-planned vacations beforehand to take them. That doesn't mean you could be gone for a month tho.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm
by Mikey
charlie90 wrote:
AvatarMeelo wrote:
Mikey wrote:I really want to apply for this as it seems like a great opportunity, but I also kinda want to travel a bit this summer..


Agreed - but I'm throwing my hat in the ring anyway!


If you do SEO, you're going to be spending at least a week in NYC (covered by your firm most likely..unless you place in NYC) and then, completely dependent on the firm, you may have the chance to travel with the firm (e.g. go to a trial in x city).

If you seriously have some nice vacation planned, law firms will allow SEOs who had pre-planned vacations beforehand to take them. That doesn't mean you could be gone for a month tho.

Didn't know that, thanks!

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 pm
by principalagent
Adding this thread to the list of those which stress me out with new posts

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:59 pm
by AaronCarter
principalagent wrote:Adding this thread to the list of those which stress me out with new posts



stressed out reacts only

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:04 pm
by LawShopeful
Has anyone actually here gotten an interview request yet? Or do they mean the end of January when they say that's when the interviews begin?

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:10 pm
by AaronCarter
LawShopeful wrote:Has anyone actually here gotten an interview request yet? Or do they mean the end of January when they say that's when the interviews begin?



"Over the next few weeks, we will begin reviewing applications and will be extending the first round of interview invitations sometime in January. We look forward to reviewing your application and wish you the best of luck."

That was part of a message sent by Van Bui (director of SEO) on Dec 28, 2017.

Re: 2017-2018 SEO Law Fellowship Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:23 am
by crookedsmile
SEO Alum - placed out West. LMK if you have any questions!