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Renne Walker
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Renne Walker » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:45 pm

helloscriptkitti wrote:My interview was last week also

Did they ask you to send in the paperwork for proof of matriculation, reference, etc.? Just trying to discern the reason or relevance of not being contacted as of yet.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby helloscriptkitti » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Renne Walker wrote:
helloscriptkitti wrote:My interview was last week also

Did they ask you to send in the paperwork for proof of matriculation, reference, etc.? Just trying to discern the reason or relevance of not being contacted as of yet.



They mentioned at the interview that I needed to submit transcripts and LORS. I submitted them but have no indication of whether they received them or not. No one asked me to submit proof of matriculation, although I was asked about my preference of law school based on my current acceptances.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:53 pm

Renne Walker wrote:
helloscriptkitti wrote:My interview was last week also

Did they ask you to send in the paperwork for proof of matriculation, reference, etc.? Just trying to discern the reason or relevance of not being contacted as of yet.


Well I sent in my LOR and transcripts and stuff but that was weeks ago. At the interview they didn't specifically ask me for anything else. I did get confirmation at the interview they had all of my materials.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby cmik801 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:24 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:27 pm

cmik801 wrote:do you have to receive a follow up interview to be accepted into the program? Can you be admitted without a follow up?


From last year at least they said the super strong candidates were admitted with no follow up, the good but not great got a follow up and the rest were rejected. Although this cycle appears to be very different. By this time last year they already had a FB page with 10+ acceptances. I'm not sure how everything is going to play out because there seems to be a divergence from past cycles.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby helloscriptkitti » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:52 pm

I really hope things are moving a little slower than last year. I'm still waiting on decisions from 5 schools and am afraid I will be at a disadvantage if they start accepting people soon. All of this waiting is driving me nuts :cry:

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby ksimon2007 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:53 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby yellowsubmarine55 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:21 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
cmik801 wrote:do you have to receive a follow up interview to be accepted into the program? Can you be admitted without a follow up?


From last year at least they said the super strong candidates were admitted with no follow up, the good but not great got a follow up and the rest were rejected. Although this cycle appears to be very different. By this time last year they already had a FB page with 10+ acceptances. I'm not sure how everything is going to play out because there seems to be a divergence from past cycles.


I heard the same thing. Definitely grateful for another opportunity, but I assumed it meant I'm a borderline candidate. I also thought there'd be an acceptance by now. Perhaps some people are too shy to come out with it publicly? Come on, all you super strong candidates... where are you?

Oh, my alum friend said SEO has been really trying to recruit more applicants this year because it appears there are less applications this year than last year... guess due to improving economy?

Anywhos, that's what I heard. Could be wrong...
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:28 pm

yellowsubmarine55 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
cmik801 wrote:do you have to receive a follow up interview to be accepted into the program? Can you be admitted without a follow up?


From last year at least they said the super strong candidates were admitted with no follow up, the good but not great got a follow up and the rest were rejected. Although this cycle appears to be very different. By this time last year they already had a FB page with 10+ acceptances. I'm not sure how everything is going to play out because there seems to be a divergence from past cycles.


I heard the same thing. Definitely grateful for another opportunity, but I assumed it meant I'm a borderline candidate. I also thought there'd be an acceptance by now. Perhaps some people are too shy to come out with it publicaly? Come on, all you super strong candidates... where are you?

Oh, my alum friend said SEO has been really trying to recruit more applicants this year because it appears there are less applications this year than last year... guess due to improving economy?

Anywhos, that's what I heard. Could be wrong...


Less applicants?!?! This thread has been SWARMING! They've gone a super blitzkrieg campaign from what I surmise.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby TLSNYC » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:41 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:
yellowsubmarine55 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
cmik801 wrote:do you have to receive a follow up interview to be accepted into the program? Can you be admitted without a follow up?


From last year at least they said the super strong candidates were admitted with no follow up, the good but not great got a follow up and the rest were rejected. Although this cycle appears to be very different. By this time last year they already had a FB page with 10+ acceptances. I'm not sure how everything is going to play out because there seems to be a divergence from past cycles.


I heard the same thing. Definitely grateful for another opportunity, but I assumed it meant I'm a borderline candidate. I also thought there'd be an acceptance by now. Perhaps some people are too shy to come out with it publicaly? Come on, all you super strong candidates... where are you?

Oh, my alum friend said SEO has been really trying to recruit more applicants this year because it appears there are less applications this year than last year... guess due to improving economy?

Anywhos, that's what I heard. Could be wrong...


Less applicants?!?! This thread has been SWARMING! They've gone a super blitzkrieg campaign from what I surmise.


The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby DorianGray89 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:42 pm

When I interviewed this week the lady told me that they had already released some decisions. I guess they're not TLSers

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:49 pm

TLSNYC wrote:The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.


That's a good problem for me. :D But I sense as if they have gotten more selective over the years (maybe just out of caution for the law firms). Apps may be down but word has definitely gone out. Reading past forums, people were like "ehhh, I'll think about SEO, but I rather go boating across the Caribbean during my last free summer for 3 years." Now, it's "HOT DAMN! Biglaw 0L?! What a great way to put your foot in the door, ITE! I pray to the heavens I make this!" The economy has got to have boosted up their apps in my opinion.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:23 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.


That's a good problem for me. :D But I sense as if they have gotten more selective over the years (maybe just out of caution for the law firms). Apps may be down but word has definitely gone out. Reading past forums, people were like "ehhh, I'll think about SEO, but I rather go boating across the Caribbean during my last free summer for 3 years." Now, it's "HOT DAMN! Biglaw 0L?! What a great way to put your foot in the door, ITE! I pray to the heavens I make this!" The economy has got to have boosted up their apps in my opinion.


It makes sense but I posted something about SEO on my LSN and three minority students with T14 acceptances wrote me and asked me what it was (including a black Yale acceptance). So there are still a lot of people who don't know about SEO. I don't know how but it's true.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 pm

Please know that this process can drag out. Someone may be able to find it in this thread, but I don't remember when I got in. I believe it was in April after interviewing in Feb. I also only got the follow-up interview after writing them and asking them if everything was okay with my file. So...

Interview...long wait...email asking them if they needed anything else from me...follow up invite...follow up interview the next day...accepted 5 hours after follow up interview.

Moral of the story--everyone's timeline is different and somewhat random. Hang in there.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:50 pm

Rand M. wrote:Please know that this process can drag out. Someone may be able to find it in this thread, but I don't remember when I got in. I believe it was in April after interviewing in Feb. I also only got the follow-up interview after writing them and asking them if everything was okay with my file. So...

Interview...long wait...email asking them if they needed anything else from me...follow up invite...follow up interview the next day...accepted 5 hours after follow up interview.

Moral of the story--everyone's timeline is different and somewhat random. Hang in there.


But you can't get accepted until you send in your enrollment letter, correct?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:33 pm

Knock wrote:But you can't get accepted until you send in your enrollment letter, correct?


That's the rule. I have heard of one exception, but that's an outlier. You will need to send your proof of deposit to be admitted.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:33 pm

Rand M. wrote:
Knock wrote:But you can't get accepted until you send in your enrollment letter, correct?


That's the rule. I have heard of one exception, but that's an outlier. You will need to send your proof of deposit to be admitted.


Thanks, Rand!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:45 am

Malcolm8X wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.


That's a good problem for me. :D But I sense as if they have gotten more selective over the years (maybe just out of caution for the law firms). Apps may be down but word has definitely gone out. Reading past forums, people were like "ehhh, I'll think about SEO, but I rather go boating across the Caribbean during my last free summer for 3 years." Now, it's "HOT DAMN! Biglaw 0L?! What a great way to put your foot in the door, ITE! I pray to the heavens I make this!" The economy has got to have boosted up their apps in my opinion.


I hope they have too few applicants! It allows for people to mess up their interview but still get in with a good enough school! :mrgreen: In all seriousness though, it sounds like they have fewer from all the alums posting on here that they keep getting emails reminding them to tell people to apply.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Renne Walker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:49 am

In reading the boards, a callback for a second interview might be good since it means you are still being considered, but wait, perhaps it’s not good because this could mean you are on the bubble. No callback interview might mean you have been classified as a shoe-in. But then again, no callback could mean you are no longer in contention. Am I missing something here :?:

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:56 am

Renne Walker wrote:In reading the boards, a callback for a second interview might be good since it means you are still being considered, but wait, perhaps it’s not good because this could mean you are on the bubble. No callback interview might mean you have been classified as a shoe-in. But then again, no callback could mean you are no longer in contention. Am I missing something here :?:


Haha so true. But there's no way we can control any of this, so we all just need to calm down. We all just need to do the best we can on each individual component since we don't know if it might be the last step, and then hopefully the acceptance calls will come as soon as we deposit. :D At least it seems there are fewer applicants, so we all have a decent shot. Let's just hope for the best!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:30 am

Renne Walker wrote:In reading the boards, a callback for a second interview might be good since it means you are still being considered, but wait, perhaps it’s not good because this could mean you are on the bubble. No callback interview might mean you have been classified as a shoe-in. But then again, no callback could mean you are no longer in contention. Am I missing something here :?:


Thats about right if you look at my post a few spots up, this is exactly what I found out.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:56 am

No callback does not necessarily mean you are on the bubble. It is a necessary next step for a lot of people. Just do it with a smile. If you have one, be thankful for that.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law_monkey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:59 pm

Does anyone know if they use the video feature when they skype you?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:03 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.


That's a good problem for me. :D But I sense as if they have gotten more selective over the years (maybe just out of caution for the law firms). Apps may be down but word has definitely gone out. Reading past forums, people were like "ehhh, I'll think about SEO, but I rather go boating across the Caribbean during my last free summer for 3 years." Now, it's "HOT DAMN! Biglaw 0L?! What a great way to put your foot in the door, ITE! I pray to the heavens I make this!" The economy has got to have boosted up their apps in my opinion.

It's funny because this is exactly the dilemma I'll be in.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:06 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:
Malcolm8X wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:The fact that they could have less applicants makes a bunch of sense. Consider the fact that most T14 schools have noted that they are seeing a decline in applications this year, i.e. I spoke with someone at UVA in the admissions office who said apps were down 10%. If we assume (not safe to do this, but just go with it) that apps are down equally across all demographics, that means the number of eligible applicants has declined. (This would hold even if the number of URMs + asians hadn't declined as much as 10% but still went down a bit) Add in the fact that SEO has given signs that it has expanded its corporate law program and you have a problem. Declining number of eligible applicants and an increased amount of open seats.


That's a good problem for me. :D But I sense as if they have gotten more selective over the years (maybe just out of caution for the law firms). Apps may be down but word has definitely gone out. Reading past forums, people were like "ehhh, I'll think about SEO, but I rather go boating across the Caribbean during my last free summer for 3 years." Now, it's "HOT DAMN! Biglaw 0L?! What a great way to put your foot in the door, ITE! I pray to the heavens I make this!" The economy has got to have boosted up their apps in my opinion.

It's funny because this is exactly the dilemma I'll be in.


lol yeah I was gonna back pack through asia and Australia but I'd throw that away in a second if I got this.




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