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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 08, 2014 4:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.


Eh. This is not necessarily the case. I was dinged and the same day I was offered a position at a NYC firm (this was all this week). It's not over until it's over...and even then it may not be over.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 08, 2014 6:47 pm

I haven't heard back either, but I'm assuming I'm not getting in and going forward with my summer plans.

Maybe they'll surprise me!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Black_Swan » Fri May 09, 2014 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.


Eh. This is not necessarily the case. I was dinged and the same day I was offered a position at a NYC firm (this was all this week). It's not over until it's over...and even then it may not be over.


Do u mean offered a position through seo after being dinged by them?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Black_Swan » Fri May 09, 2014 3:02 pm

mt2165 wrote:Dinged.......nice


Sorry to hear that mt... Did not you get into CLS? Did you choose NYC as your top location?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby mt2165 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:26 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
mt2165 wrote:Dinged.......nice


Sorry to hear that mt... Did not you get into CLS? Did you choose NYC as your top location?


Yeah I was but I ended up going Cornell.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Black_Swan » Sat May 10, 2014 7:21 am

mt2165 wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
mt2165 wrote:Dinged.......nice


Sorry to hear that mt... Did not you get into CLS? Did you choose NYC as your top location?


Yeah I was but I ended up going Cornell.


I see...

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Black_Swan » Sat May 10, 2014 7:24 am

Are finalists posting what school they will be attending? I am curious if SEO s preference for TOP 6 schools holds true.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 9:50 am

Black_Swan wrote:Are finalists posting what school they will be attending? I am curious if SEO s preference for TOP 6 schools holds true.




No they don't always. Before I withdrew from the program, I saw people from a wide variety of schools some even T-20 were accepted into the program.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby applelover » Sat May 10, 2014 9:50 am

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Black_Swan wrote:Are finalists posting what school they will be attending? I am curious if SEO s preference for TOP 6 schools holds true.




No they don't always. Before I withdrew from the program, I saw people from a wide variety of schools some even T-20 were accepted into the program.


Didn't mean to post anon.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.



All I've gotten so far was a call from an SEO rep. stating what firm I would be placed in and telling me that the firm would give me a call that afternoon. They never called :(

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby subtle » Sat May 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.



All I've gotten so far was a call from an SEO rep. stating what firm I would be placed in and telling me that the firm would give me a call that afternoon. They never called :(


How many days ago was the call? Give it a day or so. This is a busy season for recruiting, because you're coming in with all of their other summer associates. They have to coordinate all of those arrivals too. Someone will call you.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sat May 10, 2014 4:07 pm

subtle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.



All I've gotten so far was a call from an SEO rep. stating what firm I would be placed in and telling me that the firm would give me a call that afternoon. They never called :(


How many days ago was the call? Give it a day or so. This is a busy season for recruiting, because you're coming in with all of their other summer associates. They have to coordinate all of those arrivals too. Someone will call you.


Just enjoy the epicness of getting SEO. The firm placement usually doesn't make too much of a difference.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby TeufelHunden88 » Sat May 10, 2014 4:38 pm

Checking in on here. I'll be in DC.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 4:49 pm

BlakcMajikc wrote:
subtle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd say if you haven't heard back by now it's probably not happening. I'm already in contact with the firm I've been partnered with and we're balls deep in planning a schedule for the summer.



All I've gotten so far was a call from an SEO rep. stating what firm I would be placed in and telling me that the firm would give me a call that afternoon. They never called :(


How many days ago was the call? Give it a day or so. This is a busy season for recruiting, because you're coming in with all of their other summer associates. They have to coordinate all of those arrivals too. Someone will call you.


Just enjoy the epicness of getting SEO. The firm placement usually doesn't make too much of a difference.


I got the call on Tuesday and haven't heard anything since. I just wanted to make sure that this wasn't abnormal. I'm definitely looking forward to the opportunity.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 4:57 pm

For posterity: HYS non-URM dinged for LA/SF/NYC. Had what I thought was a good interview. No follow-up

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For posterity: HYS non-URM dinged for LA/SF/NYC. Had what I thought was a good interview. No follow-up


If it makes you feel better , there's only one non-URM in the Seo FB page.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 10, 2014 8:49 pm

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If it makes you feel better , there's only one non-URM in the Seo FB page.


How could you POSSIBLY know this?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby iggyminaj » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:31 pm

Looking to get into SEO Class of 2015... Woo! I know I'm early, but I want this really badly as EVERYONE who got it has said it was the best summer of their lives and set them up nicely. Anyone else trying for the first deadline? Any tips from former people on how to write an amazing app? Thanks guys. I look forward to posting and reading here for the next couple of months!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:For posterity: HYS non-URM dinged for LA/SF/NYC. Had what I thought was a good interview. No follow-up


Same here

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Skool » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:24 pm

I don't really understand- typically in litigation, legal interns/associates do cite-checking/fact checking, research memos for briefs, and other low level writing and research projects.

If you were a 0L interested in Litigation what kind of work would you do over a summer in this program? In applying, can you make it clear you're only interested in litigation? On the transactional side, what kind of work have previous interns done?

Also, after seo, have people who've done the program been better prepared to do actual 2L associate jobs? In what ways? Do people manage to come back 1L and 2L year after their 0L summer?

Has anyone heard of any negative experiences in Seo? Is there feedback during the program from supervisors? Who supervises, partners or associates (or even summers?)

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby txdude45 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:07 pm

If you were a 0L interested in Litigation what kind of work would you do over a summer in this program? In applying, can you make it clear you're only interested in litigation? On the transactional side, what kind of work have previous interns done?


The answer to this will change based on what firm you go to, although you will have a decent amount of control over what kind of assignments you get. Generally speaking it's wise to take assignments from a wide variety of groups. I came in 100% litigation focused, but I've developed interest in M&A and bankruptcy as well.

Also, after seo, have people who've done the program been better prepared to do actual 2L associate jobs? In what ways? Do people manage to come back 1L and 2L year after their 0L summer?


Better prepared? No. Better able to know what you actually want to do and relay familiarity with the firms and what they actually do? Absolutely.

Coming back 1L is unlikely with most SEO firms as they simply don't take 1Ls. The few who do generally take a good number. I think most firms extend some sort of leg up to their own SEOs at OCI.

Has anyone heard of any negative experiences in Seo? Is there feedback during the program from supervisors? Who supervises, partners or associates (or even summers?)


Nothing negative about the general experience. The firms treat you incredibly well, but the people who run SEO can be very intense.

Feedback will vary by firm. My SEO firms didn't do reviews for us, but others did. Other than that, you are treated exactly like any other summer associate. You bill hours, get staffed on stuff, research, write, etc. Until class year comes up, you're indistinguishable from any rising 3L.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Skool » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:11 pm

txdude45 wrote:Nothing negative about the general experience. The firms treat you incredibly well, but the people who run SEO can be very intense.


I think I've read about them being really concerned with people's appearances in a slightly alienating way. Anything more than that? I assume their fussing doesn't override the value of the program?

I'm sure some one over there monitors this thread, so I would welcome pms with particulars not suitable for public conversation. Just trying to figure out the particulars of what I want out of next summer and whether costs outweigh benefits.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby txdude45 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:08 am

Skool wrote:
txdude45 wrote:Nothing negative about the general experience. The firms treat you incredibly well, but the people who run SEO can be very intense.


I think I've read about them being really concerned with people's appearances in a slightly alienating way. Anything more than that? I assume their fussing doesn't override the value of the program?

I'm sure some one over there monitors this thread, so I would welcome pms with particulars not suitable for public conversation. Just trying to figure out the particulars of what I want out of next summer and whether costs outweigh benefits.


I have no fucks to give as to if an SEO staff member is lurking this thread. They can be very not chill about appearances. Their guidelines are incredibly conservative, but you only really have to abide by them at orientation, panels, and the law institute. When you go to your firm, you wear whatever they wear. My firm was very business casual, so I went to work in khakis and whatever shirt I wanted, sometimes just a polo.

If you are a URM and going to law school next year, there is no question that you need to try to get into this program. Unless what you want next summer is something other than literally the best pre-law program out there and basically a grade-proof shot at biglaw, you need to have an application in when they open. I guarantee you that no one who has done the program would advise you not to do it. We all like to complain about stuff that is just annoying in the moment, but has no actual affect on anything.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Skool » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:22 pm

txdude45 wrote:
If you are a URM and going to law school next year, there is no question that you need to try to get into this program. Unless what you want next summer is something other than literally the best pre-law program out there and basically a grade-proof shot at biglaw, you need to have an application in when they open. I guarantee you that no one who has done the program would advise you not to do it. We all like to complain about stuff that is just annoying in the moment, but has no actual affect on anything.


Maybe, but everyone's circumstances are a little different. I like where I'm at now and The projects are really awesome. Plus I have a commitment through the end of next summer. Tough to risk damage to a great professional relationship I want to keep. I'll probably apply and see what happens.

But thanks for all the info, this was very helpful!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:36 pm

Skool wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
If you are a URM and going to law school next year, there is no question that you need to try to get into this program. Unless what you want next summer is something other than literally the best pre-law program out there and basically a grade-proof shot at biglaw, you need to have an application in when they open. I guarantee you that no one who has done the program would advise you not to do it. We all like to complain about stuff that is just annoying in the moment, but has no actual affect on anything.


Maybe, but everyone's circumstances are a little different. I like where I'm at now and The projects are really awesome. Plus I have a commitment through the end of next summer. Tough to risk damage to a great professional relationship I want to keep. I'll probably apply and see what happens.

But thanks for all the info, this was very helpful!


No. Except if you are working for the president (and I basically mean that literally), then SEO is the best pre-law program and the only thing you should try to do before law school -- and that's even if you don't want to end up a big law.




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