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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:23 am

:roll:


Anonymous User wrote:Am I the only one hoping for some 10+ hour days? A huge portion of TLS likes to hate on big law, talk about how soul sucking it is, how you'll want to leave, etc., but ideal like this because they really didnt grasp the concept of what an 70-80 hour work week looks like and then pictured having to do it consistently. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to experience the lifestyle I intend on leading three years from now, and i mean, if I wanted to relax this summer I just wouldn't have applied and went traveling. Seems kind of pointless to want a laid back resume fluffer (since its not really needed assuming you do well 1L), but just my opinion.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote::roll:


Anonymous User wrote:Am I the only one hoping for some 10+ hour days? A huge portion of TLS likes to hate on big law, talk about how soul sucking it is, how you'll want to leave, etc., but ideal like this because they really didnt grasp the concept of what an 70-80 hour work week looks like and then pictured having to do it consistently. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to experience the lifestyle I intend on leading three years from now, and i mean, if I wanted to relax this summer I just wouldn't have applied and went traveling. Seems kind of pointless to want a laid back resume fluffer (since its not really needed assuming you do well 1L), but just my opinion.


+1 on the :roll:


seriously dude?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:07 pm

SEO alumn. Depends on your firm.

Some firms will work you like a summer associate. Might be in the office may 8-10 hours a day for 5 days a week (with a weekend every few weeks)

Some firms treat you like a baby paralegal. In at 10, out by 5, every single day (no weekends ever).

No one pulled 12 hour days consistently.

Your Monday and Tuesdays will be 12 hour days for everyone in the program because of the firm receptions. You'll probably get into work at 9-10 (in the morning), and the firm receptions won't end til maybe 9:30-10pm (or later). Some firms asked SEOs to go back afterwards if they were helping out on a deal or trial.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:33 pm

Just heard back from SEO. I was told acceptances would be going out late April/early May.

So I guess it's hurry up and wait.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby hoopydoodie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:39 pm

Wait, what do you mean just heard back from SEO? Were you contacting them specifically about acceptances or did they contact you regarding your selection?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:39 pm

hoopydoodie wrote:Wait, what do you mean just heard back from SEO? Were you contacting them specifically about acceptances or did they contact you regarding your selection?


+ 1

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:41 pm

hoopydoodie wrote:Wait, what do you mean just heard back from SEO? Were you contacting them specifically about acceptances or did they contact you regarding your selection?



Yea, sorry for being ambiguous. I sent them an e-mail letting them know I sent in all the documents, including the enrollment form. They sent me a confirmation with the expected timeline of decisions.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby hyakku » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote::roll:


Anonymous User wrote:Am I the only one hoping for some 10+ hour days? A huge portion of TLS likes to hate on big law, talk about how soul sucking it is, how you'll want to leave, etc., but ideal like this because they really didnt grasp the concept of what an 70-80 hour work week looks like and then pictured having to do it consistently. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to experience the lifestyle I intend on leading three years from now, and i mean, if I wanted to relax this summer I just wouldn't have applied and went traveling. Seems kind of pointless to want a laid back resume fluffer (since its not really needed assuming you do well 1L), but just my opinion.


+1 on the :roll:


seriously dude?


Anon guy here. Again, I'm not saying they will be kick ass fun days, but if you don't know if you want to work 12 hour days like most of us, why would you not want to experience it BEFORE you commit to going 200k+ into debt? SEO kind of seems like the goal is to give you Big Law experience. A summer wasted and if you find you don't like it seems to be better than three years and $200k but :roll:

Edit: Also heard back from SEO today, not with a decision so it looks like they are probably answering people's questions for you.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:56 pm

hyakku wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote::roll:


Anonymous User wrote:Am I the only one hoping for some 10+ hour days? A huge portion of TLS likes to hate on big law, talk about how soul sucking it is, how you'll want to leave, etc., but ideal like this because they really didnt grasp the concept of what an 70-80 hour work week looks like and then pictured having to do it consistently. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to experience the lifestyle I intend on leading three years from now, and i mean, if I wanted to relax this summer I just wouldn't have applied and went traveling. Seems kind of pointless to want a laid back resume fluffer (since its not really needed assuming you do well 1L), but just my opinion.


+1 on the :roll:


seriously dude?


Anon guy here. Again, I'm not saying they will be kick ass fun days, but if you don't know if you want to work 12 hour days like most of us, why would you not want to experience it BEFORE you commit to going 200k+ into debt? SEO kind of seems like the goal is to give you Big Law experience. A summer wasted and if you find you don't like it seems to be better than three years and $200k but :roll:

Edit: Also heard back from SEO today, not with a decision so it looks like they are probably answering people's questions for you.



Did you have an interview?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby hyakku » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:59 pm

Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby salsahips » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:13 pm

hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby law12type » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:30 pm

salsahips wrote:
hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.

Last year this thread was not in the employment forum so there couldn't be anonymous posts. That is why I had people PM me their stats and we organized on FB as well.

As far as organization, the program itself is somewhat disorganized. They are extremely professional but I don't know anyone who would consider the application process smooth or timely. I think that was my biggest complaint about the experience overall. Keep your heads up because some of the decisions didn't come till May last year.

Also, the program is an awesome but your experience will really vary by firm. Getting into SEO in no way guarantees you a job for 1L or 2L summers. It also has almost no effect on your performance as a 1L.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby salsahips » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:55 pm

law12type wrote:
salsahips wrote:
hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.

Last year this thread was not in the employment forum so there couldn't be anonymous posts. That is why I had people PM me their stats and we organized on FB as well.

As far as organization, the program itself is somewhat disorganized. They are extremely professional but I don't know anyone who would consider the application process smooth or timely. I think that was my biggest complaint about the experience overall. Keep your heads up because some of the decisions didn't come till May last year.

Also, the program is an awesome but your experience will really vary by firm. Getting into SEO in no way guarantees you a job for 1L or 2L summers. It also has almost no effect on your performance as a 1L.


I meant that last year's TLS thread was more organized. Can't speak to SEO. I think they (SEO) should be given some credit in that they are a non-profit, without the benefits of bloated law school budgets. Their staff doesn't look too big and I think Corporate Law is actually their smallest program (could be wrong).

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:10 pm

salsahips wrote:
hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.


FWIW, I deposited at YHS, no interview invite. Guess I wasn't an interview-worthy applicant...?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
salsahips wrote:
hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.


FWIW, I deposited at YHS, no interview invite. Guess I wasn't an interview-worthy applicant...?



Non-URM?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby salsahips » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
salsahips wrote:
hyakku wrote:Yea, I had one a while ago. I'm not sure if they are still doing invites but from looking over the thread last year it seems like less people got interviewed this year and the class is supposed to be bigger, so maybe less people are just posting this year? Also with the Anon change you can't really track how many unique interviews have gone out since the switch so there's that.



There might also just be less total applicants, which could lead to less interview-worthy interviewed applicants. For sure law school applications are down across the board. The drop has actually been very steep this year. (I also heard LSAT takers are down somewhere b/w 13%-20%?!)

Like you said it's hard to compare to last year. They seemed to have been pretty active and organized, and for some reason a lot of people this year "anonymize" the most mundane comments.


FWIW, I deposited at YHS, no interview invite. Guess I wasn't an interview-worthy applicant...?


Didn't mean to suggest anything negative. Maybe "interviewed applicants" would have been a better choice. I wouldnt give up on interview invites just yet though.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote::roll:


Anonymous User wrote:Am I the only one hoping for some 10+ hour days? A huge portion of TLS likes to hate on big law, talk about how soul sucking it is, how you'll want to leave, etc., but ideal like this because they really didnt grasp the concept of what an 70-80 hour work week looks like and then pictured having to do it consistently. I'm kind of looking forward to being able to experience the lifestyle I intend on leading three years from now, and i mean, if I wanted to relax this summer I just wouldn't have applied and went traveling. Seems kind of pointless to want a laid back resume fluffer (since its not really needed assuming you do well 1L), but just my opinion.


I actually agree with this. It would be a good feel for what you are getting into and give you a much more realistic impression of what firm life world be like. If I'm going to be working over the summer I might as well do it right. Plus it's just more time to meet people and I think everyone would have a more favorable opinion of you if you if you were treated as an SA as opposed to a baby paralegal.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby callmepuck » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:42 am

do you guys think because there is an increase in the class size that will bode well for the lot of us waiting?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby lndixon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:00 am

callmepuck wrote:do you guys think because there is an increase in the class size that will bode well for the lot of us waiting?



seems logical. but that might just be my hopefulness.... :?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby AS33 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:43 am

callmepuck wrote:do you guys think because there is an increase in the class size that will bode well for the lot of us waiting?


Waiting for an interview or an offer?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby lndixon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:54 am

AS33 wrote:
callmepuck wrote:do you guys think because there is an increase in the class size that will bode well for the lot of us waiting?


Waiting for an interview or an offer?


oh... I assumed offer.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just heard back from SEO. I was told acceptances would be going out late April/early May.

So I guess it's hurry up and wait.



Can anyone else confirm this?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby AS33 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:13 pm

I said this earlier, but my interviewer said the same thing to me - that they would start making offers later in April.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:40 pm

has anyone tried calling to check the status of your app (if they received your transcript, etc.)?

Ive emailed them but they havent responded




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