Anonymous User wrote:is CP (the interviewer) chitchatty or does she follow a standard questioning format?
also, anyone know whether Asians are eligible, but then are not considered for the program? I'm HYS, and I know one of the aims of the program is to give students a chance at impressing firms when they might not otherwise get a chance to. If they figure that my "prestigious" UG/GPA/LSAT/HYS is a good enough sign that I'll do just fine @ OCI w/o SEO, is that a factor weighing against me?
Asians are eligible, though not favored. Even so, there are a few in every class so you should absolutely apply.
SEO is about increasing minority entrance. Even if there are "a lot" of Asian people in law school, there really aren't once you get to these firms. So you're OK on that front. As I said, however, there is an emphasis on hiring other minorities, namely blacks and latinos. No one is going to look at your undergrad/LSAT/HYS and go, "Oh this person is going to make it on his/her own. We don't need to help him/her." That's exactly one of the characteristics that SEO is looking for.