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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:No idea how many apply, though, if I had to bet, I wouldn't bet that it's a function of the applicant pool.

I'm going to assume that you're Asian, hence so much interest. So just apply. There's nothing to say that you won't be one of those three, so what do you have to lose?

Not sure if it's typical or not.

As for showing personality in the interview: It will come across in how you carry yourself, the questions that you ask, the way that you speak to people. Be the most professional version of yourself possible, but under no circumstances should you be anyone other than yourself.


how I carry myself & the way I speak to people sound like the same thing. to borrow an analogy I saw in another recent thread, you can carry yourself like D-howard or like kobe. How exactly does carrying yourself like kobe tell SEO that you're the type to schmooze and go out and party?


I think you're over thinking this. I also don't think you should be conveying that you like to go out and party. You should be showing that you're personable and can read social cues.

Also, someone who is not me is going to have to help you out with that sports metaphor.


I'm not sure exactly what the poster in the other thread meant with the metaphor but from what I've read recently on ESPN, it seems like commentators think Howard went to the Rockets because his personality and Kobe's didn't really mesh.

Howard was more of the disney land type, always laughing and joking. I think Kobe was more the serious type who wouldn't take any nonsense. The poster in that other thread apparently used the metaphor to contrast energetic and cheerful (Howard) with serious (Kobe).

Doesn't this go hand in hand with being personable? I'd think it'd be easier to appear personable if you're more like Howard than if you're like Kobe

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:30 pm

No. I'd consider myself fairly serious, but I'm still personable.

You're seriously over-thinking this. Just apply. Do your best. See what happens.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:18 am

What advice is there as to what city you apply to. For example it seems that NYC and DC would be the most applicant heavy locations. Is it smart to apply there and hope that you if you don't get selected for one of those you might get an offer from LA, SF, or Houston, for example? Or should you shoot straight for one of the potentially less applied to markets with a (hopefully) better shot?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:What advice is there as to what city you apply to. For example it seems that NYC and DC would be the most applicant heavy locations. Is it smart to apply there and hope that you if you don't get selected for one of those you might get an offer from LA, SF, or Houston, for example? Or should you shoot straight for one of the potentially less applied to markets with a (hopefully) better shot?


This may have changed in the years since I did the program, but I don't think you apply to locations. You rank your top 3 places and, assuming the school you deposit at fits one of those 3, you'll get one. I haven't heard of anyone who got into the program being placed in a city they didn't rank.

Also, NYC is a heavily applied for market, but it makes up ~50% of the SEO class. I don't know how SEO decides who to take, or where they're placed, so the best advice I can give you is to apply. It'll probably help to rank the markets based on the tier of school you think you're gonna go to. If you know you'll get T6, make NYC, or DC #1. If you think you're gonna take big money at GW instead of going T14, make DC your #1. Just think about where you want to work and where you'll likely go to school.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What advice is there as to what city you apply to. For example it seems that NYC and DC would be the most applicant heavy locations. Is it smart to apply there and hope that you if you don't get selected for one of those you might get an offer from LA, SF, or Houston, for example? Or should you shoot straight for one of the potentially less applied to markets with a (hopefully) better shot?


The smaller markets are harder to get because there are fewer spots, and they are no less popular. I don't think anyone was in California this summer without connections to it.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Bump. Anyone else applying this year? I intend on applying as soon as I receive my October LSAT score.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:54 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What advice is there as to what city you apply to. For example it seems that NYC and DC would be the most applicant heavy locations. Is it smart to apply there and hope that you if you don't get selected for one of those you might get an offer from LA, SF, or Houston, for example? Or should you shoot straight for one of the potentially less applied to markets with a (hopefully) better shot?


The smaller markets are harder to get because there are fewer spots, and they are no less popular. I don't think anyone was in California this summer without connections to it.


Seriously? That changed from my year. They were trying to get anyone to go to California. I was offered CA before I was offered NYC. This was a few years back though.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:41 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What advice is there as to what city you apply to. For example it seems that NYC and DC would be the most applicant heavy locations. Is it smart to apply there and hope that you if you don't get selected for one of those you might get an offer from LA, SF, or Houston, for example? Or should you shoot straight for one of the potentially less applied to markets with a (hopefully) better shot?


The smaller markets are harder to get because there are fewer spots, and they are no less popular. I don't think anyone was in California this summer without connections to it.


Seriously? That changed from my year. They were trying to get anyone to go to California. I was offered CA before I was offered NYC. This was a few years back though.


Yeah. Last summer I interviewed twice for California, but ultimately got accepted to NY.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Florida316 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:58 pm

Is anyone applying for the round deadline? I am submitting my app.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby mick234 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Anyone else get an invite to the webinar tomorrow?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:43 am

Anyone have problems trying to reserve a time slot for the interview??? There is no availability in most of the locations, including my desired location. I am trying to interview in-person. :?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have problems trying to reserve a time slot for the interview??? There is no availability in most of the locations, including my desired location. I am trying to interview in-person. :?


I don't think anyone from last summer interviewed in-person. That option may be dead, although I'm not 100% on that.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have problems trying to reserve a time slot for the interview??? There is no availability in most of the locations, including my desired location. I am trying to interview in-person. :?


I don't think anyone from last summer interviewed in-person. That option may be dead, although I'm not 100% on that.


Wow. Even Skype slots are not open on my end. The earliest available is tomorrow. I had just received the invite today.

Perhaps I may need to travel and interview outside of the location I am interviewing for?

ETA: I decided to travel to another city for my interview. A few slots just opened up. :)

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby sassybassy » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:05 pm

What are people doing to prep for the interview? Does anyone know what they want you to know about their partner firms?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:18 pm

Do SEO firms give benefits to those chosen?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do SEO firms give benefits to those chosen?


What do you mean?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do SEO firms give benefits to those chosen?


What do you mean?


I mean health, vision, etc..

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do SEO firms give benefits to those chosen?


What do you mean?


I mean health, vision, etc..


No. It's not a salaried position, just a paid internship.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:19 pm

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What do you mean?


I mean health, vision, etc..


No. It's not a salaried position, just a paid internship.


Oh okay, got it. Well that's definitely something to consider for those of us with current salaried positions.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Oh okay, got it. Well that's definitely something to consider for those of us with current salaried positions.


Yes, true, but I am willing to leave my salaried position with bonus and other corporate perks for the experience. SEO opens so many doors for those of us interested in pursuing a career in corporate law. It's worth it for me.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 am

I'm still on my parents insurance, so I don't really know the thought process for someone giving up coverage, but SEO will change your post-law school employment prospects. If you do the program the way they advise, and get decent grades, BigLaw can turn into a near certainty. The program takes care of its own.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:26 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What do you mean?


I mean health, vision, etc..


No. It's not a salaried position, just a paid internship.


Oh okay, got it. Well that's definitely something to consider for those of us with current salaried positions.[/quote]

Lol. You're about to give up your salaried position for law school, but you can't give it up 3 months early to capitalize on your law school experience?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby ktatl14 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:31 pm

How long did it take you guys to hear back after you submitted your app?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:43 pm

ktatl14 wrote:How long did it take you guys to hear back after you submitted your app?


5 days.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:22 am

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Lol. You're about to give up your salaried position for law school, but you can't give it up 3 months early to capitalize on your law school experience?


Seriously. I'd have to say that someone obviously doesn't understand the magnitude of the doors SEO opens. I was part of last year's class and I've gotten more perks than I would have imagined already. (In fact I got more perks than I would have imagined by the fifth week into the program, come to think of it). Unless you somehow end up with ebola or something during the couple of weeks of not having health insurance, SEO is completely worth it. And just test your eyes before you leave your job if you're so worried about vision. That's what I did.

1L job interviews go much more smoothly by virtue of me knowing what I'm interested in and being able to speak intelligently about life in a law firm.

P.S. Buy catastrophic insurance if you're worried you may contract the bubonic plague during those few weeks.




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