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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:28 pm

timertimer61 wrote:what are the chances of getting an offer if given a telephone interview?


Why does this matter? Are you going to turn down the interview if told that the chances are slim? If you can impress the interviewer, and the interviewer decides to go to bat for you in front of the full committee, and if the full committee is impressed with what the interviewer says about you.... I hope you have relevant work experience, and a clue about what you are talking about.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby timertimer61 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:14 am

Danteshek wrote:
timertimer61 wrote:what are the chances of getting an offer if given a telephone interview?


Why does this matter? Are you going to turn down the interview if told that the chances are slim? If you can impress the interviewer, and the interviewer decides to go to bat for you in front of the full committee, and if the full committee is impressed with what the interviewer says about you.... I hope you have relevant work experience, and a clue about what you are talking about.

uhh...well it matters b/c it determines whether i should turn down another offer that i have that requires a decision before the SEC responsds (i already interviewed).

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby busted » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:33 pm

I turned down my offer to play with the SEC to take a position with EEOC, since I am interested in employment law. Good luck to everybody going after these SEC spots.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 pm

timertimer61 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:
timertimer61 wrote:what are the chances of getting an offer if given a telephone interview?


Why does this matter? Are you going to turn down the interview if told that the chances are slim? If you can impress the interviewer, and the interviewer decides to go to bat for you in front of the full committee, and if the full committee is impressed with what the interviewer says about you.... I hope you have relevant work experience, and a clue about what you are talking about.

uhh...well it matters b/c it determines whether i should turn down another offer that i have that requires a decision before the SEC responsds (i already interviewed).


Yep, I had the same problem and decided not to go back to SEC for 2L summer. How badly do you want to work for SEC this summer?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:48 am

has anyone accepted a position and received their clearance to start yet? Mine is just taking forever and I want a start date so was wondering. Also, i asked about start dates and they said the program is 10 weeks, depending on the budget. that doesn't mean it still might be paid, does it?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:24 pm

Did they say when you'd be told?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:37 am

nope. i am just worried why i still have not gotten clearance and i have no bad credit or criminal history. has anyone received theirs??

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Is there anything else we need to do?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:43 pm

I got a bunch of forms when I first got the offer, and sent those in. The offer letter said I would be receiving more things to fill out "in the coming weeks", but I never did. Has anyone else gotten those/what are they?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:10 pm

I had to do fingerprints a few weeks ago but just got my start date within the last couple of days. So I assume I'm good?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:04 pm

i got fingeprints and sent them in early feb but they will not give me a date in DC til I get clearance. it is just making me antsy. anyone in dc get a start date?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:33 pm

I have an interview for a fall position with them. Can anyone enlighten me as to the sorts of questions they ask in their interview? Is it at all substantive?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:17 pm

has any 2L working here actually received clearance and a start date? i was accepted in early jan and have neither yet....

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:37 pm

i haven't received clearance yet either. anyone else?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:25 pm

I have received a starting date, but no clearance.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:53 pm

Wait you can receive a starting date w/no clearance? Argh.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:10 pm

i was told i couldnt. which office did receive a start date but no clearance?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:03 am

Actually I don't even know what "clearance" involves. I sent in HR paperwork and received my starting date. Enforcement division.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:42 am

dc office?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:18 pm

i know hr is swamped but im just getting frustrated no one will respond regarding my clearance... i have emailed and left voicemails for 2 individuals this week and heard nothing

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:06 am

anyone have their start/end date for the dc office?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:52 pm

june 6...anyone else?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:33 am

Just a word of advice from a 2010 intern (DC):
If you do not take the initiative, you will be bored. You need to seek out challenging assignments from whomever is willing to give them to you.
Go to Commission meetings whenever you can.
Talk to Maya Samms about the softball team (I was captain last year).
If you have any questions, ask them here with your real username. I will not respond to PMs or anonymous posts.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby teem705 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:35 pm

That's really good advice thanks. Any more? I can't think of any specific questions right now but if I do I'll post. Esp. taking initiative. Why did you not go back and where are you now? Feel free to PM me.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:44 am

teem705 wrote:That's really good advice thanks. Any more? I can't think of any specific questions right now but if I do I'll post. Esp. taking initiative. Why did you not go back and where are you now? Feel free to PM me.


I did not go back because I though it would be repetitive. This summer I am interning for a federal district judge in Los Angeles, which so far has been a far superior experience. I am writing memos and orders every day. At the SEC most interns did very little writing.

I will apply for advance commitment but that is probably a non-starter. SEC only hired four kids out of law school last year. I am moving to DC when I graduate regardless of the job situation (fiancee is a student at Georgetown). I will look for positions with plaintiff side firms that represent whistleblowers. I may enroll in the Securities and Financial Regulation LLM at Georgetown.

If you want to distinguish yourself, you should publish an article on securities regulation before you graduate. If you are interested, you can read my article that I am publishing with a journal at the University of Maryland: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1857889 (not a final version, but close).




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