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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:32 am

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:It's crazy I posted something about SEO on my LSN profile and 3 minority students so far asked me what it was. THey all had t14 acceptances but none of them even knew about SEO. I'm surprised at how few people know about this. My interviewer said they had upwards off 70 spots. If only about 300 people interview, and you take out the people who interview poorly, don't get into a T14 or decide to go to a non T14, Or those who get other jobs or decide they don't want to do it. I think we have a great chance of getting this esp if you are certain URM's.


Just out of curiosity, why do you think its about 300 people who interview? Or was that a hypothetical?


As the class sizes increase, so do the interview spots available. Therefore, you should extrapolate from the SEO article that there should be more interviews this year in addition to the new spots.


Maybe I'm missing something or you were referring to a different article... This isn't reflective of my LSAT score :) , but definitely not seeing how we can figure out the # of interview spots from this:

How Competitive is the SEO program?

The program is quite selective; by utilizing LSAC's CRS (Candidate Referral Service) and yearly college visits, the SEO recruits more than 3,000 applicants for the Corporate Law program each year. In previous years, the acceptance rate has hovered around 10% according to SEO officials; however, the current economic climate is likely to alter the number of spots available within the program.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:35 am

:| I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you extrapolated the 300 from the 10% of the 3,000 and was merely pointing out that SEO is getting more spots as the economy (hopefully) improves.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:37 am

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote::| I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you extrapolated the 300 from the 10% of the 3,000 and was merely pointing out that SEO is getting more spots as the economy (hopefully) improves.


Gotcha...

+1 for the bolded

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Renne Walker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:57 am

I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).

I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).

The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:54 am

Renne Walker wrote:I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).

I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).

The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.


This is completely right. but they also made it clear that if I decided to go to one of my safeties instead of say Berkeley they'd boot me from the program. It makes a difference where you go because that's where their partners recruit. I picked the Bay Area as my first choice so it helps that I'm leaning toward Berkeley.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:00 am

Renne Walker wrote:I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).

I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).

The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.


SEO has various partnerships with NYU (they made a big donation to SEO a year ago and SEO uses some of their facilities). Getting into/matriculating to NYU is a big boost for your SEO chances.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby yellowsubmarine55 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:08 pm

anybody know the answer to this......

so for people who've already gone through the interview (i guess the first wave of interview invites), is it normal not to hear a peep from SEO yet? i haven't made my final enrollment decision because i'm waiting on $$ aid. should we (i) not expect to hear anything until we (i) make that decision? my gut feeling is that is why i haven't received any follow up communication, but i don't know.

thanks!!!!!!!!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:12 pm

yellowsubmarine55 wrote:anybody know the answer to this......

so for people who've already gone through the interview (i guess the first wave of interview invites), is it normal not to hear a peep from SEO yet? i haven't made my final enrollment decision because i'm waiting on $$ aid. should we (i) not expect to hear anything until we (i) make that decision? my gut feeling is that is why i haven't received any follow up communication, but i don't know.

thanks!!!!!!!!


Yeah they won't give you a decision until they have your enrollment form. It's how they ensure you end up at one of the schools they want.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:08 pm

Renne Walker wrote:I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).

I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).

The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.


True about the school; but the nature of the interview really depends on the interviewer. Most of the ppl who were in the program last year got the stress interviewer style.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby CMDantes » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:21 pm

I got the stress interview in the face, hard.

Edit: To say that it really wasn't that bad. It was a panel interview and they do grill you about certain things. You need to do your research and be intelligent about what comes out of your mouth.

Not much different from a regular interview, but it just felt more stressful when you have interviewers looking completely disinterested and/or typing on their phones.
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:40 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:50 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
Renne Walker wrote:I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).

I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).

The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.


True about the school; but the nature of the interview really depends on the interviewer. Most of the ppl who were in the program last year got the stress interviewer style.


Define "stress interview." What does this entail? I seriously doubt my interview could be categorized as such so I am just curious to know what the stress interviews were like? Did they just ask harder questions? Did they really drill you about your knowledge of mergers and acquisitions?


Mostly they try to do things to get you fluster. They might cut you off or not really pay attention to what you are saying. They try to make you feel as if you are performing poorly so that they can see how you conduct yourself when things aren't going your way. YMMV.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:04 pm

Rand M. wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
True about the school; but the nature of the interview really depends on the interviewer. Most of the ppl who were in the program last year got the stress interviewer style.


Define "stress interview." What does this entail? I seriously doubt my interview could be categorized as such so I am just curious to know what the stress interviews were like? Did they just ask harder questions? Did they really drill you about your knowledge of mergers and acquisitions?


Mostly they try to do things to get you fluster. They might cut you off or not really pay attention to what you are saying. They try to make you feel as if you are performing poorly so that they can see how you conduct yourself when things aren't going your way. YMMV.


Yeah, I accidently said the name of the program incorrectly a few times and they made fun of me and joked(at least I think it was a joke) that I had ruined my chances. They also were holding back smirks when they asked me a few law specific questions that I obviously didnt know the answer to. I think it is one of those interviews where you always feel like you did worse than you actually did(I hope thats the case b/c I dont feel I did anything special).

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:12 am

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby socraticmethodman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:34 pm

Has anyone else not received an interview invite yet? I submitted my application on February 7th :?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby dkt4 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:50 pm

what kind of stuff did they expect ya'll to know in the interview?

also, when did everybody turn in letters of rec?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:00 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:56 pm

dkt4 wrote:what kind of stuff did they expect ya'll to know in the interview?

also, when did everybody turn in letters of rec?


about 6 weeks ago. the same time I requested my transcripts be sent to them.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby benji929 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:13 am

Question for those of you who have done the program before: do you need to pass a drug test to get final acceptance into the program? Thanks.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby helloscriptkitti » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:48 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
dkt4 wrote:what kind of stuff did they expect ya'll to know in the interview?

also, when did everybody turn in letters of rec?


about 6 weeks ago. the same time I requested my transcripts be sent to them.


Does your homepage show that they have received your transcripts and LOR? I sent my stuff in a few weeks ago and was wondering if I should call/email to verify receipt. I know in previous years they updated your page when they received stuff.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby cmik801 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:15 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:11 pm

Hey did other people get a followup invite too?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby helloscriptkitti » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:14 pm

I just got one. Do u know if the received your LOR and transcripts law_monkey?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby masterthearts » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:23 pm

What's a followup invite? Is that done after the interview?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:50 pm

helloscriptkitti wrote:I just got one. Do u know if the received your LOR and transcripts law_monkey?

Not yet. I know for sure my recommender hasn't sent in my letter yet, so if this is a good sign it must be based on acceptances.




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