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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby subtle » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:11 pm

Skool wrote:Do they ever have talks at SEO's summer institute about the history of discrimination/segregation in the white shoe law firms? Like how the elite firms refused to hire Leon Higginbotham and Bill Coleman (they had insanely good credentials). Or the fact that John Davis (of Davis Polk) represented the segregationists in Brown v. Board?



No. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds. And frankly, how would you even bring that up in a way that is respectful? To me, those sound like good topics for student orgs to cover within law school.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Skool » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:30 pm

subtle wrote:
Skool wrote:Do they ever have talks at SEO's summer institute about the history of discrimination/segregation in the white shoe law firms? Like how the elite firms refused to hire Leon Higginbotham and Bill Coleman (they had insanely good credentials). Or the fact that John Davis (of Davis Polk) represented the segregationists in Brown v. Board?



No. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds. And frankly, how would you even bring that up in a way that is respectful? To me, those sound like good topics for student orgs to cover within law school.
Eh. You bring it up in a way that's truthful, respectful or not.

And if you're really asking, SEO's little logo is a flight of stairs. It's important to remember the old guys who built the actual stairs to these law firms, and it wasn't SEO. It's our profession and as people of color, our history within it is super fascinating.

In terms of our professional history, our social responsibility as attorneys of color, and our knowledge of the context we'll actually work in, there seems like there's plenty of angles from which to discuss this.

But whatever.

Edit: also, not all firms were equally villains. Paul Weiss was actually a legit hero.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby subtle » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:58 pm

Skool wrote:
subtle wrote:
Skool wrote:Do they ever have talks at SEO's summer institute about the history of discrimination/segregation in the white shoe law firms? Like how the elite firms refused to hire Leon Higginbotham and Bill Coleman (they had insanely good credentials). Or the fact that John Davis (of Davis Polk) represented the segregationists in Brown v. Board?



No. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds. And frankly, how would you even bring that up in a way that is respectful? To me, those sound like good topics for student orgs to cover within law school.
Eh. You bring it up in a way that's truthful, respectful or not.

And if you're really asking, SEO's little logo is a flight of stairs. It's important to remember the old guys who built the actual stairs to these law firms, and it wasn't SEO. It's our profession and as people of color, our history within it is super fascinating.

In terms of our professional history, our social responsibility as attorneys of color, and our knowledge of the context we'll actually work in, there seems like there's plenty of angles from which to discuss this.

But whatever.

Edit: also, not all firms were equally villains. Paul Weiss was actually a legit hero.


I say respectfully because of keeping your job.

I'm not at all trying to suggest that it isn't interesting or worth exploring. I'm just saying that, unfortunately, as long as talking about white people's (past) wrongs still make them uncomfortable and as long as they still control most things, be careful and do what you do purposefully, with eyes wide open.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi guys--I was recently offered a spot in New York.

Where do SEOs placed in New York typically live? Any recommendations for affordable housing options?


Folks live all over -- some with family, most sublet.
Most firms are in midtown, but handful of firms are downtown. I would recommend brooklyn -- brooklyn heights, downtown brooklyn, park slope -- so you don't have to commute from harlem/upper west side if you end up getting placed at WilmerHale or Cadwalader whose offices are in the financial district/world trade center.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Is it at all possible to defer an SEO acceptance?

It's for a reason that is out side of my control. It will require me to defer law school as well.

Think military, both my commander and superintendent are willing to write letters describing said need for my services.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby subtle » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it at all possible to defer an SEO acceptance?

It's for a reason that is out side of my control. It will require me to defer law school as well.

Think military, both my commander and superintendent are willing to write letters describing said need for my services.


Probably not, but I would communicate with SEO and see if they can keep that in mind when it's finally time for you to go to SEO.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:26 pm

subtle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it at all possible to defer an SEO acceptance?

It's for a reason that is out side of my control. It will require me to defer law school as well.

Think military, both my commander and superintendent are willing to write letters describing said need for my services.


Probably not, but I would communicate with SEO and see if they can keep that in mind when it's finally time for you to go to SEO.


Talk to them asap.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby charlesacar » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:59 pm

Does anyone know the program dates or a range?

I haven't committed to a school yet so my candidacy is still pending. But I'd have to give notice at my job if I was selected.

I heard it may be June, which would suck cause my next vesting date at my job is June 25th = /. But I guess that is only a problem if I am selected.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby maroon175 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:57 pm

charlesacar wrote:Does anyone know the program dates or a range?

I haven't committed to a school yet so my candidacy is still pending. But I'd have to give notice at my job if I was selected.

I heard it may be June, which would suck cause my next vesting date at my job is June 25th = /. But I guess that is only a problem if I am selected.



Orientation and Training run from May 26th – May 29th, the firm internship typically lasts eight weeks and the Law Institute runs from July 27th – July 31st

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby charlesacar » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:18 pm

Thank you!

I just got my call. Is anyone in San Fran for the summer?



maroon175 wrote:
charlesacar wrote:Does anyone know the program dates or a range?

I haven't committed to a school yet so my candidacy is still pending. But I'd have to give notice at my job if I was selected.

I heard it may be June, which would suck cause my next vesting date at my job is June 25th = /. But I guess that is only a problem if I am selected.



Orientation and Training run from May 26th – May 29th, the firm internship typically lasts eight weeks and the Law Institute runs from July 27th – July 31st

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby DiniMae » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:22 pm

charlesacar wrote:Thank you!

I just got my call. Is anyone in San Fran for the summer?



maroon175 wrote:
charlesacar wrote:Does anyone know the program dates or a range?

I haven't committed to a school yet so my candidacy is still pending. But I'd have to give notice at my job if I was selected.

I heard it may be June, which would suck cause my next vesting date at my job is June 25th = /. But I guess that is only a problem if I am selected.



Orientation and Training run from May 26th – May 29th, the firm internship typically lasts eight weeks and the Law Institute runs from July 27th – July 31st


Congrats! Summer in SF! Are you attending B or S this fall?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby charlesacar » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:33 pm

DiniMae wrote:
charlesacar wrote:Thank you!

I just got my call. Is anyone in San Fran for the summer?



maroon175 wrote:
charlesacar wrote:Does anyone know the program dates or a range?

I haven't committed to a school yet so my candidacy is still pending. But I'd have to give notice at my job if I was selected.

I heard it may be June, which would suck cause my next vesting date at my job is June 25th = /. But I guess that is only a problem if I am selected.



Orientation and Training run from May 26th – May 29th, the firm internship typically lasts eight weeks and the Law Institute runs from July 27th – July 31st


Congrats! Summer in SF! Are you attending B or S this fall?



Berkeley. Is that how they decided the regional placement? ha.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby DiniMae » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:03 pm

@charlesacar - I think so (or hometown or current locale). Someone else may know better than me. Did you commit to B? I thought you were still undecided

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 15, 2015 6:41 pm

Just checked out the "G-Drive" from the latest SEO email and I'm not too excited about the program anymore. Exam Academy? On top of everything else? Is the goal to burn us out before law school?

And the dress code.. *eye roll*

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby txdude45 » Fri May 15, 2015 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just checked out the "G-Drive" from the latest SEO email and I'm not too excited about the program anymore. Exam Academy? On top of everything else? Is the goal to burn us out before law school?

And the dress code.. *eye roll*


They're trying to get you paid. Are they a bit heavy handed? Yeah, but they're also crazy good at what they do and it's all to help you do well. Even if all the extra stuff is a wash, that's a small price to pay for $12-15k in your pocket and a massive leg up on networking and job hunting.

As far as the dress code, that only applies to official SEO events. You should wear whatever your office wears. My office was business casual, so I did khakis and button ups unless I had an SEO panel that evening (kept a suit in the office though, just in case I got to do something fun, but more formal). If you're at an office that is business formal all the time, you're not gonna have a super comfortable summer though.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby JusticeLeague22 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:00 pm

rfhassan wrote:looking for info on this program I stumbled upon this discussion, and it's been super helpful. 2016 applicant here, I just got an invite to interview, and was wondering if any of you would be generous enough to share any tips and advice? I'm still learning about the program a bit, I applied once someone I knew briefly mentioned it because it sounded interesting, but didn't think to much of it. Any advice helps, thanks! :)



Have you heard anything back? I'm praying that I get it.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby JusticeLeague22 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:21 pm

rfhassan wrote:I haven't heard anything back, they are really dragging their feet with getting answers out, ugh so frustrating


Yeah it really is. And I'm surprised this post is so dead this year. If it means less people applied, I'm totally okay with that as long as I'm selected. Good luck.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:35 am

rfhassan wrote:Best of luck to you as well!! Hopefully we both hear good news in the coming weeks!!



Thanks! Hope so. Where are you trying to be placed?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby JusticeLeague22 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:57 am

rfhassan wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
rfhassan wrote:Best of luck to you as well!! Hopefully we both hear good news in the coming weeks!!



Thanks! Hope so. Where are you trying to be placed?



I would really love to be placed in NYC, but San Fran would be fine too. How about yourself?



Really shooting for DC. But I'll take any place at this point lol. From looking at threads I've noticed that they notify NYC people sooner than the others, and DC seems to be a little later in the game. (I've probably read too much of the thread lol)

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

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