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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:00 pm

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The reference should be from an employer or professor in your major or in a course relevant to your first choice internship. If you have not declared a major, or have not begun taking courses in your intended major, please request a reference from a professor in a quantitative or analytical course.


Then why do they have an Alum Reference Form available on the SEO website? Hmmm. Interesting.


Why don't you ask them instead of speculating? Have you actually ASKED SEO and confirmed we can just ask any alum to write us a reference?


No need to get an attitude. YES, I did ask and spoke to alums who advised me of same. I am just relaying such information. I am NOT speculating. :roll:

In fact, you haven't provided YOUR source of information. I know where my sources came from, website included. Where did yours? :roll:

Seriously, some folks can be so unappreciative.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:10 pm

You do need one from a professor or employer of some kind. If you have an additional one from an Alum that is great, but make sure you read the requirements and include one from a professor/employer.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You do need one from a professor or employer of some kind. If you have an additional one from an Alum that is great, but make sure you read the requirements and include one from a professor/employer.


Does it have to be a current employer? What of those applicants who are several years removed from undergrad and/or who wishes to not use a current employer as a recommender (in an attempt to be discreet of law school plans)? Would a recommendation loaded onto LSAC do?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:20 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:You do need one from a professor or employer of some kind. If you have an additional one from an Alum that is great, but make sure you read the requirements and include one from a professor/employer.


Does it have to be a current employer? What of those applicants who are several years removed from undergrad and/or who wishes to not use a current employer as a recommender (in an attempt to be discreet of law school plans)? Would a recommendation loaded onto LSAC do?


No, it's any employer, past or present, or any professor you took some relevant class in. It's pretty straight forward, they just want someone who will be able to speak to the quality of your work experience, or how you do in class etc. An Alum who has never worked with you or taught you can't really do that. You can include an Alum on as additional, they just want at least one recommendation from someone who knows you in a professional/academic capacity.

Don't look into it to much, just follow the directions. If you think you are some special case and don't know if you potential recommender is what they intended, just call them and ask.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:22 pm

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BlaqBella wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:You do need one from a professor or employer of some kind. If you have an additional one from an Alum that is great, but make sure you read the requirements and include one from a professor/employer.


Does it have to be a current employer? What of those applicants who are several years removed from undergrad and/or who wishes to not use a current employer as a recommender (in an attempt to be discreet of law school plans)? Would a recommendation loaded onto LSAC do?


No, it's any employer, past or present, or any professor you took some relevant class in. It's pretty straight forward, they just want someone who will be able to speak to the quality of your work experience, or how you do in class etc. An Alum who has never worked with you or taught you can't really do that. You can include an Alum on as additional, they just want at least one recommendation from someone who knows you in a professional/academic capacity.

Don't look into it to much, just follow the directions. If you think you are some special case and don't know if you potential recommender is what they intended, just call them and ask.


Bingo.

The alum reference should be in ADDITION to the actual reference they are asking for.

I'm glad someone actually did due diligence here.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:You do need one from a professor or employer of some kind. If you have an additional one from an Alum that is great, but make sure you read the requirements and include one from a professor/employer.


Does it have to be a current employer? What of those applicants who are several years removed from undergrad and/or who wishes to not use a current employer as a recommender (in an attempt to be discreet of law school plans)? Would a recommendation loaded onto LSAC do?


No, it's any employer, past or present, or any professor you took some relevant class in. It's pretty straight forward, they just want someone who will be able to speak to the quality of your work experience, or how you do in class etc. An Alum who has never worked with you or taught you can't really do that. You can include an Alum on as additional, they just want at least one recommendation from someone who knows you in a professional/academic capacity.

Don't look into it to much, just follow the directions. If you think you are some special case and don't know if you potential recommender is what they intended, just call them and ask.


Interestingly enough I worked with an alum (associate) at a law firm, so I guess my case is unique in this respect. From him/her, I was told the information I relayed in this thread.

Thanks for responding (and not attacking) like others did. :wink:

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote: I'm glad someone actually did due diligence here.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keep going. You're doing a mighty fine job.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote: I'm glad someone actually did due diligence here.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keep going. You're doing a mighty fine job.


In your case you actually worked for an alum. I think the clarification was for whether you should be getting references from alums even if you haven't worked for them.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:48 pm

For those who received letter of rec requests, about how long ago did you interview?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those who received letter of rec requests, about how long ago did you interview?


2 or 3 weeks ago

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby facile princeps » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:13 pm

BlaqBella wrote:Those in the know:

Is there a general age range of SEO scholars? Are there exceptions to such ranges? For example, is it common to see an SEO scholar in their late 20s/early 30s here or there?

I had asked this. The representative I asked did not give me an age range, but she said your age does not matter; they only care about you going to law school. She also confirmed that they accepted people in their 30s last year.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:14 pm

facile princeps wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:Those in the know:

Is there a general age range of SEO scholars? Are there exceptions to such ranges? For example, is it common to see an SEO scholar in their late 20s/early 30s here or there?

I had asked this. The representative I asked did not give me an age range, but she said your age does not matter; they only care about you going to law school. She also confirmed that they accepted people in their 30s last year.


Thank you SO much, facile. I'm so happy to hear this!!!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those who received letter of rec requests, about how long ago did you interview?


2/3 weeks ago

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:36 pm

Ok I know realistically I'm not going to hear back until April, but my current job is beyond boring and I just feel like if I had something intellectually challenging to look forward to that was happening in May rather than in August (which seems really very very far away) I wouldn't be so depressd. Anyone in the same boat?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ok I know realistically I'm not going to hear back until April, but my current job is beyond boring and I just feel like if I had something intellectually challenging to look forward to that was happening in May rather than in August (which seems really very very far away) I wouldn't be so depressd. Anyone in the same boat?



Meeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing that's keeping me at my job is the $$$.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ok I know realistically I'm not going to hear back until April, but my current job is beyond boring and I just feel like if I had something intellectually challenging to look forward to that was happening in May rather than in August (which seems really very very far away) I wouldn't be so depressd. Anyone in the same boat?



Meeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing that's keeping me at my job is the $$$.


Same here. Gotta pay rent. But I'm soo bored, every single day. Keep wondering whether I should let them that they are under using me but I don't want to sound like I haven't been doing anything this whole time. Even though, well, I haven't. SIGH.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ok I know realistically I'm not going to hear back until April, but my current job is beyond boring and I just feel like if I had something intellectually challenging to look forward to that was happening in May rather than in August (which seems really very very far away) I wouldn't be so depressd. Anyone in the same boat?



Meeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing that's keeping me at my job is the $$$.


Seriously want to quit my job and hang out in Central America for two months. I know you can live in some of those countries off $15 a day. Only problem is I have a lease.... :cry:

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:00 am

I submitted late December, and other than a request for additional transcripts I have heard nothing back. Is this typical?

TIA

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:I submitted late December, and other than a request for additional transcripts I have heard nothing back. Is this typical?

TIA


I don't know if it's typical, but I wouldn't be worried. Have you submitted all your acceptances yet? Are there any particularly good schools you haven't heard back from yet?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:16 pm

Well, I just applied. Hopefully it's not too late but I didn't have acceptances until now.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:09 pm

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:19 pm

Has anyone already sent in a letter of recommendation?

I went to their website and had them send the rec letter request to my recommender. Will they send me an email notification once he's sent it, so I know that that's taken care of? Thanks.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone already sent in a letter of recommendation?

I went to their website and had them send the rec letter request to my recommender. Will they send me an email notification once he's sent it, so I know that that's taken care of? Thanks.


After my recommender told me they submitted it, I logged in and there was a note that told me they had replied beneath their contact information in that section of the application. I didn't get an email though.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:07 am

BlaqBella wrote:Those in the know:

Is there a general age range of SEO scholars? Are there exceptions to such ranges? For example, is it common to see an SEO scholar in their late 20s/early 30s here or there?


Former SEO here, and I was this. While it's not common, I think there were 2 or 3 of us my year. I'd say the overwhelming majority of people were 25 or under.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlaqBella » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:13 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:Those in the know:

Is there a general age range of SEO scholars? Are there exceptions to such ranges? For example, is it common to see an SEO scholar in their late 20s/early 30s here or there?


Former SEO here, and I was this. While it's not common, I think there were 2 or 3 of us my year. I'd say the overwhelming majority of people were 25 or under.


Thanks unc0mm0n1 ! So glad to hear this. I hope HLS is treating you well and you're making preparations for Storm Nemo. Be safe.




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