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Kohinoor
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:56 pm

jaen78 wrote:Wow, their standards seem really high this year. Those of you who got rejected today, did you all interview and did you send in a confirmation to attend a T-14 yet? And did you find out via email?
Yes, No, Yes. They knew I was in at UVA/Berk tho.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:56 pm

kurla88 wrote:They said they have 60 positions this year.

I had an interview in like, February. I did not fax them my acceptances or deposits yet but I did update my acceptances on the SEO app.

Edit: I received an email telling me to check my app page, where my rejection awaited.

Same.

This might be good news for everyone that didn't get rejected eh?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Skadden Stairs » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:35 pm

Not rejected yet... still waiting for it after my fail interview. But I can once again update my acceptances online, so that's something? :? I think the screen looks different somehow, though, but I'm not sure where...
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby treple » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:37 pm

Still alive... I didn't exactly go to a top undergrad though...

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jaen78 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:29 pm

Maybe tomorrow might be the day for some acceptance phone calls? Here's hoping for good news! 60 spots seems like a fair amount given our crap-tastic economy.....

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby summertimechi » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:38 pm

no idea how i'm still alive. perhaps because i haven't given them a seat deposit receipt yet. hmmm.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jubileeez » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:27 pm

lex talionis wrote:Not rejected yet... still waiting for it after my fail interview. But I can once again update my acceptances online, so that's something? :? I think the screen looks different somehow, though, but I'm not sure where...
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yeah. i think my status used to say decision available or something with a link to a page telling me they've decided to wait to make a decision on my file, but now it looks just like yours, with "submitted" as the status.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby magnumxlv » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:33 am

summertimechi wrote:no idea how i'm still alive. perhaps because i haven't given them a seat deposit receipt yet. hmmm.


Same with me. I didn't think my interview went well, but I would love this internship. I hope my soon to be deposit at an SEO "feeder" school works in my favor. :mrgreen:

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jubileeez » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:34 pm

any news today?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby treple » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:53 pm

I've got news... PM's though.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jubileeez » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 am

rejected via email this morning

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby cougarlive » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:48 am

jubileeez wrote:rejected via email this morning


That is unbelievable. Sorry to hear that.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby daisyduck » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:55 am

jubileeez wrote:rejected via email this morning

WHAT??????????? Aren't you HLS/YLS-bound????? That is unbelievable.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jubileeez » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:56 am

yeah, i'll be going to YLS in the fall.

thanks for the sympathy! im an international applicant so i guess the chances are different for us...or i just really bombed my interview. anyway, good luck to everyone else still waiting!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:12 am

jubileeez wrote:rejected via email this morning

Summer off before Yale Law School sounds awesome actually.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby cougarlive » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:14 am

My guess is that they place a WHOLE LOT more weight on one's background than where they get in (unless I am an anomaly). I have yet to get a law school acceptance (a few waitlists), have "OK" numbers, still got an interview a day after sending in my application, and still alive at SEO.

For those of you who have gotten accepted or rejected--would you consider your upbringing "privileged" or "underprivileged"? (taking into account parent's education level, socioeconomic status, etc.)

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jubileeez » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:35 am

i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby daisyduck » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:43 am

jubileeez wrote:i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)

Damn. Props to your parents. And of course to you too, on YLS :)

Yeah I think your public-interest stance may have had a lot to do with it. When SEO came to my campus for recruiting, they explicitly said if you want to do public interest, there's a separate Philanthropy program. Corporate Law Program is, indeed, for those who want to succeed in corporate law firms.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:50 am

jubileeez wrote:i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)

God I'm jealous right now.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby cougarlive » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:51 am

jubileeez wrote:i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)



Yeah, then my theory doesn't hold for you. I am in a similar boat as you though. I am a first generation Mexican-American who just got Permanent Residency. Parents and I worked in the fields (them picking strawberries, me bucking hay bales). First in my family to go to college. Also heavily involved in public interest and non-profits.

Anyone else care to chime in?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:05 am

cougarlive wrote:
jubileeez wrote:i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)



Yeah, then my theory doesn't hold for you. I am in a similar boat as you though. I am a first generation Mexican-American who just got Permanent Residency. Parents and I worked in the fields (them picking strawberries, me bucking hay bales). First in my family to go to college. Also heavily involved in public interest and non-profits.

Anyone else care to chime in?
SEO wants people who will be successful in large corporate firms and give back to SEO. I got dropped because of my grades and jubilee because she doesn't want to be a drone.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby TheNerdProject » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:25 am

cougarlive wrote:My guess is that they place a WHOLE LOT more weight on one's background than where they get in (unless I am an anomaly). I have yet to get a law school acceptance (a few waitlists), have "OK" numbers, still got an interview a day after sending in my application, and still alive at SEO.

For those of you who have gotten accepted or rejected--would you consider your upbringing "privileged" or "underprivileged"? (taking into account parent's education level, socioeconomic status, etc.)

I won't get into specifics but I got rejected and my backround is definitely underprivileged.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby yorubella » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:32 am

Hmm. Interesting theory. I got into a SEO undergraduate program, and I noticed that everyone else came from very prestigious schools, whereas I go to a no name school and my GPA is not that great and I don't think my interview went that well. I'm Black but do come from a pretty privileged economic background, and it shows. Maybe this had something to do with my acceptance?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby dramaqueen_87 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:40 pm

jubileeez wrote:i grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant; i'm a first-generation immigrant (though i still do not have citizenship here) and my parents worked their way up from Chinatown sweatshops.

ive only been involved with public-interest organizations (and heavily) and that really came out on my resume and during the interview. i have a feeling they picked up on the fact that i wasnt really into corporate law, but just wanted to take a random stab at it.

and yes, now that ive recovered from being caught off-guard, im actually really excited about having a free summer! gives me time to go back to China and do everything i haven't been able to do in my undergrad summers. :)


I've been involved with a lot of human rights/public interest organizations and that came up in my interview as well. I wonder what bearing that will have on my decision, especially since I haven't sent a seat deposit yet. Good luck to you@ YLS!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby kurla88 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:47 pm

cougarlive wrote:My guess is that they place a WHOLE LOT more weight on one's background than where they get in (unless I am an anomaly). I have yet to get a law school acceptance (a few waitlists), have "OK" numbers, still got an interview a day after sending in my application, and still alive at SEO.

For those of you who have gotten accepted or rejected--would you consider your upbringing "privileged" or "underprivileged"? (taking into account parent's education level, socioeconomic status, etc.)


I'm relatively privileged...




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