2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:08 am

azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
That's fair though, I suppose. Think of it like a job. Can't get out of jobs to go have fun! Lol.


Oh definitely. And it's definitely worth missing it for, but I had a brief moment of "aw."


Lol, understandable. The experience we could gain would be worth it though, for sure!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby uhwrestler » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:28 am

about how long after applying did you guys get a interview invite?

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Postby brinicolec » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:31 pm

uhwrestler wrote:about how long after applying did you guys get a interview invite?


Applied mid-/late-November, got the interview invite the second week of January, interviewed a few days after that (because a lot of the times are crazy early -- I think because the interviewer lives in London -- but there was a reasonable time open for a few days later).

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Postby chasima » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:34 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby hammy393 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm

uhwrestler wrote:about how long after applying did you guys get a interview invite?


2 weeks

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:05 pm

uhwrestler wrote:about how long after applying did you guys get a interview invite?


Same as above. Two weeks.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby bunney_j » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Do the interviews still involve reading an article and answering questions on it? I just received my interview request and tell you to have a pencil and paper - is that to take notes on what you've read?

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:19 pm

bunney_j wrote:Do the interviews still involve reading an article and answering questions on it? I just received my interview request and tell you to have a pencil and paper - is that to take notes on what you've read?


No.

I had a pen and paper and didn't use it. I did have notes about the different firms in front of me though, which was useful.

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:29 pm

I added some info to the OP based on what I was told when I interviewed and stuff. If anyone has any info they want to contribute, let me know. Feel free to PM me if you're worried posting it on here will out you or something.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby bunney_j » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:30 pm

brinicolec wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Do the interviews still involve reading an article and answering questions on it? I just received my interview request and tell you to have a pencil and paper - is that to take notes on what you've read?


No.

I had a pen and paper and didn't use it. I did have notes about the different firms in front of me though, which was useful.


Thanks!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby beantheshadow » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:26 am

Is there a bank of questions from people who've interviewed before? Really want to start practicing for my interview!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby 20171lhopeful » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:16 am

has anyone applied for SEO and then submitted their scholarship essay later? My app is ready to go, but the scholarship essay is taking me some time.

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Postby crookedsmile » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:06 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:has anyone applied for SEO and then submitted their scholarship essay later? My app is ready to go, but the scholarship essay is taking me some time.


This is what I'm planning on doing. I can't imagine them not taking your scholly essay as long as its before the deadline to apply which is February 1, 2017 according to their website.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:24 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:has anyone applied for SEO and then submitted their scholarship essay later? My app is ready to go, but the scholarship essay is taking me some time.


This is what I'm planning on doing. I can't imagine them not taking your scholly essay as long as its before the deadline to apply which is February 1, 2017 according to their website.


yes and I already interviewed without submitting my essay yet.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby 20171lhopeful » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:33 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:has anyone applied for SEO and then submitted their scholarship essay later? My app is ready to go, but the scholarship essay is taking me some time.


This is what I'm planning on doing. I can't imagine them not taking your scholly essay as long as its before the deadline to apply which is February 1, 2017 according to their website.


yes and I already interviewed without submitting my essay yet.


great! and thanks for the deadline reminder--I thought I had until longer!!!!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:15 pm

beantheshadow wrote:Is there a bank of questions from people who've interviewed before? Really want to start practicing for my interview!


Previous cycle's interviews aren't at all representative of the new interview format. If you've interviewed for any law schools yet, I'd say that's your best prep because (at least for me) the interview was similar to the interviews I've had for schools. The main difference is that you need to know at least a little about some of their partner firms.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby lnsl123 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:13 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby azaleafire » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:22 pm

lnsl123 wrote:
Do you think it's good to have more than two firms to be interested in?


I don't think it's bad. However time-wise having two firms that you have a series of really solid reasons for being interested in, as opposed to for example four which you can only speak to one point for each I think makes a difference.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:57 pm

azaleafire wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:
Do you think it's good to have more than two firms to be interested in?


I don't think it's bad. However time-wise having two firms that you have a series of really solid reasons for being interested in, as opposed to for example four which you can only speak to one point for each I think makes a difference.


I had two but really focused on one because it was by far the one I'd prefer :lol:

Edit: but I had notes in front of me that had info about all the firms I had researched and had marked the ones that most interested me in case I needed to know more.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby lula43 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:13 pm

I truly love all the support I am seeing from fellow URMs this year. Thanks, brinicolec for making this thread! I have a few quick questions for those who have applied and interviewed:

1) Can the resume be more than a page? Even using the exact template with 10 pt. font I cannot cut mine shorter than a page and a half.

2) Are you asked to explain your locations, specifically your 2nd choice, during the interview?

Thanks!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:35 pm

lula43 wrote:I truly love all the support I am seeing from fellow URMs this year. Thanks, brinicolec for making this thread! I have a few quick questions for those who have applied and interviewed:

1) Can the resume be more than a page? Even using the exact template with 10 pt. font I cannot cut mine shorter than a page and a half.

2) Are you asked to explain your locations, specifically your 2nd choice, during the interview?

Thanks!


1) im not sure about the resume being more than one page. I would recommend keeping it at one though

2) yes you are

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:22 pm

lula43 wrote:I truly love all the support I am seeing from fellow URMs this year. Thanks, brinicolec for making this thread! I have a few quick questions for those who have applied and interviewed:

1) Can the resume be more than a page? Even using the exact template with 10 pt. font I cannot cut mine shorter than a page and a half.

2) Are you asked to explain your locations, specifically your 2nd choice, during the interview?

Thanks!


I'm also not sure about the resume. Locations, yes. They ask why you want to go to ___. If your second choice is located somewhere differently than your first, I'd imagine that they'd like to know why.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby lula43 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:26 pm

brinicolec wrote:
lula43 wrote:I truly love all the support I am seeing from fellow URMs this year. Thanks, brinicolec for making this thread! I have a few quick questions for those who have applied and interviewed:

1) Can the resume be more than a page? Even using the exact template with 10 pt. font I cannot cut mine shorter than a page and a half.

2) Are you asked to explain your locations, specifically your 2nd choice, during the interview?

Thanks!


I'm also not sure about the resume. Locations, yes. They ask why you want to go to ___. If your second choice is located somewhere differently than your first, I'd imagine that they'd like to know why.


Ohhh, I see. I assumed that "Other option?" was a request to chose a second location in the event there is an abundance of people who want to be in one place or something like that. I will just list my preference twice. Thanks a lot!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:32 pm

lula43 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
lula43 wrote:I truly love all the support I am seeing from fellow URMs this year. Thanks, brinicolec for making this thread! I have a few quick questions for those who have applied and interviewed:

1) Can the resume be more than a page? Even using the exact template with 10 pt. font I cannot cut mine shorter than a page and a half.

2) Are you asked to explain your locations, specifically your 2nd choice, during the interview?

Thanks!


I'm also not sure about the resume. Locations, yes. They ask why you want to go to ___. If your second choice is located somewhere differently than your first, I'd imagine that they'd like to know why.


Ohhh, I see. I assumed that "Other option?" was a request to chose a second location in the event there is an abundance of people who want to be in one place or something like that. I will just list my preference twice. Thanks a lot!


Wait. Are you talking about on the application?

They don't ask you to explain your second location that you listed on your application. That's just for if they happen to not have somewhere to place you in your first location; although, my understanding is that where you get placed is mostly dependent on what firms are asking for.

I thought you were saying if you chose a second firm in a different location!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby beantheshadow » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:45 pm

Finished my interview earlier! I think it went great! Pretty excited.

Questions I was asked

Why Law?

Why SEO is a good fit?

Describe two partner firms you'd want to work for?

Name a time you've made a difficult decision, what was your thought process and the outcome?

Feel free to PM for any additional details.

From past threads I read it looks like for those admitted there is usually an additional interview? Is that correct?




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