Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So, as the time draws nearer to start law school I find myself wanting to spend one last summer with my family and friends. Who here wants to remind me why if I'm accepted to SEO it would be irresponsible not to go?
You can cruise through TT and see alum after alum talk about how it was the best move they could make for their future career. You're talking about a program that lets 0Ls work at V25 firms. When those V25 firms decide they may take on a couple 1L SAs, you think they're more likely to hire the people with 1 semester of grades, or someone who has grades and they already know?
Apparently the SEO network is absurd and, when you think about the constant rush for diversity hiring, if the SEO alums can put their weight behind you, that's huge. The feeling I've gotten is that if you get SEO, all you have left to do to pretty much guarantee V50 employment is not fuck up your grades. You don't have to kill it, just don't embarrass yourself.
I also think this depends on the school you're headed for...
HYS? SEO is really not a big deal IMO. You'll get biglaw anyways.
CCNP - again, you'll probably get biglaw anyways.
Rest of the T13 - Biglaw is probable and quite likely but here SEO may add a little value.
Outside of the T13 - here's where the real value is.... if you get SEO from say GW or something, well you may have secured your chances at biglaw from a school where usually only 20% of the class can attain that outcome. And presumably you may have done it with a lower debt load. In that situation SEO is too good of a deal to pass up on.
Of course, it seems to be harder to get into the program from outside the T13.
EDIT: Having said that I love SEO and would do anything to get it regardless of school I'm heading for!!!