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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jerjon2 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:23 pm

Interviewed last week, PM if anyone wants a new perspective.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:10 pm

groundkontrol wrote:I applied to SEO on December 15th but I still haven't heard anything yet. Last week I received a brochure from them asking me to apply. Today I received an email from them telling me to apply. Is it possible that they never received my application? I did get the confirmation email after I submitted.


That's weird. If it were me, I'd call them up or email them and ask if there was a problem with the application.

I just sent my app in a couple weeks ago, and didn't send law school apps until Jan. 15, so I have a feeling my SEO app is DOA.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:51 pm

Hey guys, how long after app submission does it usually take to get an interview offer?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:04 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:Hey guys, how long after app submission does it usually take to get an interview offer?


From having read some of the thread and stuff elsewhere, people seem to be saying as early as a few days/a week to pretty much final admissions decisions for telephone interview. I'm guessing they do something like an invisible waitlist and just keep people waiting if they don't know if they want them yet, but I don't know.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:08 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:Hey guys, how long after app submission does it usually take to get an interview offer?


For me it was 4-6 days.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:21 pm

BlankC wrote:From having read some of the thread and stuff elsewhere, people seem to be saying as early as a few days/a week to pretty much final admissions decisions for telephone interview. I'm guessing they do something like an invisible waitlist and just keep people waiting if they don't know if they want them yet, but I don't know.


Rand M. wrote:For me it was 4-6 days.


Cool, thanks guys.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 pm

Yeah, thanks Rand. :D

A bit off topic, but are there other programs like SEO, for undergrads on their way to law school? I poked around a bit and it seems most things are only for current law school students.

EDIT: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=104989&hilit=+SEO Sharing is caring.
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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jitsrenzo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:31 pm

Interview...I can haz?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby kinch » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 pm

Rand M. wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Hey guys, how long after app submission does it usually take to get an interview offer?


For me it was 4-6 days.

Have you done SEO in the past, or have you received an offer for this summer?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby ogman05 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:03 pm

BlankC wrote:Yeah, thanks Rand. :D

A bit off topic, but are there other programs like SEO, for undergrads on their way to law school? I poked around a bit and it seems most things are only for current law school students.

seo is also for undergrad just not the corporate law section. I imagine if you are an alumnus when it come to the corporate law program time and you did well it will only serve for a boost in your chances.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlankC » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:04 am

Sakura3210 wrote:
BlankC wrote:From having read some of the thread and stuff elsewhere, people seem to be saying as early as a few days/a week to pretty much final admissions decisions for telephone interview. I'm guessing they do something like an invisible waitlist and just keep people waiting if they don't know if they want them yet, but I don't know.


Rand M. wrote:For me it was 4-6 days.


Cool, thanks guys.


Okay, so I sent my app in on January (20 something) and got an in-person interview invitation email recently.

6 days.

Off to watch the webinar stuff.

Apparently I read wrong about telephone interviews, because the email they sent me said they don't do telephone interviews for the Corporate Law program. My bad, sorry.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby jitsrenzo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:39 pm

Is it true that EVERYONE who applies gets an interview? It sure seems that way.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby BlankC » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:44 pm

jitsrenzo wrote:Is it true that EVERYONE who applies gets an interview? It sure seems that way.


It does seem that way. I was really surprised considering my numbers. I guess since they don't cover travel or anything, it doesn't cost them very much to interview whoever.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby MissLucky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:50 pm

so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby kinch » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:50 pm

jitsrenzo wrote:Is it true that EVERYONE who applies gets an interview? It sure seems that way.

I don't think so. There have been some people here who haven't heard back yet.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby avacado111 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:51 pm

kinch wrote:
jitsrenzo wrote:Is it true that EVERYONE who applies gets an interview? It sure seems that way.

I don't think so. There have been some people here who haven't heard back yet.


anyone know the stats.
How many peeps interviewed and actually got accepted?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby MissLucky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:59 pm

MissLucky wrote:so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?


anyone?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:01 pm

kinch wrote:
Rand M. wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Hey guys, how long after app submission does it usually take to get an interview offer?


For me it was 4-6 days.

Have you done SEO in the past, or have you received an offer for this summer?


This is for this summer. I haven't had my interview yet.

With regards to everyone getting an interview, I really highly doubt this is true. You must remember that TLS is a highly self-selecting group. We are probably some of the more motivated and well put together SEO applicants.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:10 pm

MissLucky wrote:
MissLucky wrote:so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?


anyone?


No. You are not at a significant disadvantage. They don't make any decisions until they have received all applications and interviewed all candidates. After that the decision is largely based on the school you have put your seat deposit down at. If your interview goes well and you fax them your deposit to a T-14 then you are likely to get it.

The required essay is just required. I didn't spend too much time on it and wrote something fairly straight-forward. I have seen another poster say they wrote just a few sentences and got an interview.

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby MissLucky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:14 pm

Rand M. wrote:
MissLucky wrote:
MissLucky wrote:so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?


anyone?


No. You are not at a significant disadvantage. They don't make any decisions until they have received all applications and interviewed all candidates. After that the decision is largely based on the school you have put your seat deposit down at. If your interview goes well and you fax them your deposit to a T-14 then you are likely to get it.

The required essay is just required. I didn't spend too much time on it and wrote something fairly straight-forward. I have seen another poster say they wrote just a few sentences and got an interview.


oh damnit! i thought getting the internship would help me get off a waitlist to a T-14 but now that you said they have a keen eye on the school to which you've put down a seat deposit it seems like the process won't necessarily work out the way i envisioned...i didn't think they would have any idea of law skls to which i was deciding on...hmm..thanks!

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:24 pm

MissLucky wrote:
Rand M. wrote:
MissLucky wrote:
MissLucky wrote:so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?


anyone?


No. You are not at a significant disadvantage. They don't make any decisions until they have received all applications and interviewed all candidates. After that the decision is largely based on the school you have put your seat deposit down at. If your interview goes well and you fax them your deposit to a T-14 then you are likely to get it.

The required essay is just required. I didn't spend too much time on it and wrote something fairly straight-forward. I have seen another poster say they wrote just a few sentences and got an interview.


oh damnit! i thought getting the internship would help me get off a waitlist to a T-14 but now that you said they have a keen eye on the school to which you've put down a seat deposit it seems like the process won't necessarily work out the way i envisioned...i didn't think they would have any idea of law skls to which i was deciding on...hmm..thanks!


The last page of the application asks you for the schools you have applied to and the status of your application with them. And after the interview they won't make a decision on you application until you prove to them you have committed to a school. Understandable since they don't want to waste a spot on someone who ends up not going to law school, and they want to be able to tell the firms that they are sending them people from xyz schools (the higher the better).

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby MissLucky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:47 pm

Rand M. wrote:
Rand M. wrote:
MissLucky wrote:
MissLucky wrote:so i got their email telling me to apply a couple days ago. am i at a significant disadvantage if i submit by like the last day possible (feb 15th)? how does this all work? also, did you guys put a lot of effort into the required essay for SEO Corporate Law (the only internship im eligible for)?


anyone?


No. You are not at a significant disadvantage. They don't make any decisions until they have received all applications and interviewed all candidates. After that the decision is largely based on the school you have put your seat deposit down at. If your interview goes well and you fax them your deposit to a T-14 then you are likely to get it.

The required essay is just required. I didn't spend too much time on it and wrote something fairly straight-forward. I have seen another poster say they wrote just a few sentences and got an interview.


oh damnit! i thought getting the internship would help me get off a waitlist to a T-14 but now that you said they have a keen eye on the school to which you've put down a seat deposit it seems like the process won't necessarily work out the way i envisioned...i didn't think they would have any idea of law skls to which i was deciding on...hmm..thanks!


The last page of the application asks you for the schools you have applied to and the status of your application with them. And after the interview they won't make a decision on you application until you prove to them you have committed to a school. Understandable since they don't want to waste a spot on someone who ends up not going to law school, and they want to be able to tell the firms that they are sending them people from xyz schools (the higher the better).[/quote]

hmm interesting...thanks a lot - do they typically ONLY take t-14 kids?

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby ogman05 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:54 pm

This is known to be extremely preferred but not completely necessary. Read through thread. Its like the amount of people who get scotus and make partner at v20 firms. Most are t14 but not exclusively. And preference for HYS

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby MissLucky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:55 pm

ogman05 wrote:This is known to be extremely preferred but not completely necessary. Read through thread. Its like the amount of people who get scotus and make partner at v20 firms. Most are t14 but not exclusively. And preference for HYS


what an intense program. never knew. how did everyone else find this out? is there some sort of chart ..wow

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Re: SEO Corporate Law

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:43 pm

These are the only numbers I have ever seen and they have been floating around here with regards to last year's interns:

Columbia 10
Harvard 9
Stanford 5
Upenn 5
Yale 4
NYU 4
UVA 4
Berkeley 2
Michigan 2
UCLA 1
USC 1
Chicago 1
Cornell 1
Duke 1
Georgetown 1

Once you start adjusting for class size and some of the things that we know are true about certain schools, you see that there is a definite preference for the top schools (only two coming from outside the t14) and a slight NYC bias (Columbia's dominance and UPenn and NYU's strong showings).




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