2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:10 pm

beantheshadow wrote: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?


I don't believe that this year's application process is the same. Also, there's only one person conducting interviews, so I don't think that she will be re-interviewing.

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

Postby lnsl123 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:10 am

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

Postby bunney_j » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:47 pm

Just had mine. My questions were the same as everyone elses + name your worst failure and what you learned + where do you see your law career (after asking Why LAW).

My interviewer mentioned they are more interested in WE than they used to be.

Did anyone else get the sense that this is just a preliminary step? Like it matters far less than LSAT + deposited school rank? My interviewer seemed to be just reading off a list of questions.

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

Postby AJ1010 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:06 pm

bunney_j wrote:Just had mine. My questions were the same as everyone elses + name your worst failure and what you learned + where do you see your law career (after asking Why LAW).

My interviewer mentioned they are more interested in WE than they used to be.

Did anyone else get the sense that this is just a preliminary step? Like it matters far less than LSAT + deposited school rank? My interviewer seemed to be just reading off a list of questions.


It seems like the schools you get accepted to matter the most. My interviewer said that the firms often request only people who will be attending certain schools. I'm assuming some firms only request the most "prestigious" schools.

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:07 pm

AJ1010 wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Just had mine. My questions were the same as everyone elses + name your worst failure and what you learned + where do you see your law career (after asking Why LAW).

My interviewer mentioned they are more interested in WE than they used to be.

Did anyone else get the sense that this is just a preliminary step? Like it matters far less than LSAT + deposited school rank? My interviewer seemed to be just reading off a list of questions.


It seems like the schools you get accepted to matter the most. My interviewer said that the firms often request only people who will be attending certain schools. I'm assuming some firms only request the most "prestigious" schools.


Agreed. I don't think LSAT matters (minus the fact that high LSAT -> better school) lol

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

Postby AJ1010 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:06 pm

Did anyone send a thank you after their SEO interview?

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

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:46 pm

Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city

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

Postby bunney_j » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:38 pm

notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm pretty sure UChi places very well in Chicago.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:38 pm

AJ1010 wrote:Did anyone send a thank you after their SEO interview?


I didn't because I know that the interviewer is super busy.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:39 pm

bunney_j wrote:Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.


Thanks for updating us on that! Added that to the OP in case anyone else ends up wondering about it!

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Postby bunney_j » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:40 pm

notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm sure you'll get it. My friend is at Northwestern now, and outside CHI and WUSTL she said there's not too much competition in the area..

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

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:23 pm

brinicolec wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm pretty sure UChi places very well in Chicago.


WOOOOOOOOO THIS MADE MY DAY THANK YOU KINDLY!

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

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:23 pm

bunney_j wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm sure you'll get it. My friend is at Northwestern now, and outside CHI and WUSTL she said there's not too much competition in the area..


That is so good to know!!! Woohoo thank you very much!

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:13 pm

brinicolec wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.


Thanks for updating us on that! Added that to the OP in case anyone else ends up wondering about it!


Are you a k-jd? I'm 5 years out of school so fitting my info into one page will be tough. Just wondering if there's a 1pg max for people who've been out for a while...

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Postby lnsl123 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:14 pm

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

Postby lula43 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 pm

I'm a little confused by the application. I finally have everything on my profile including essay, I just don't see anywhere to process or submit?

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

Postby bunney_j » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:44 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.


Thanks for updating us on that! Added that to the OP in case anyone else ends up wondering about it!


Are you a k-jd? I'm 5 years out of school so fitting my info into one page will be tough. Just wondering if there's a 1pg max for people who've been out for a while...


Kind of - I graduated a year early to go to my M.A. program and then will be straight into my JD. I asked her about fitting all my research on there + publications + my two schools and she said basically cut out clubs, descriptions, research that's not relevant and that firms won't even read it if it's over a page/they won't send it out :(

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

Postby bunney_j » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:44 pm

notorious_mig wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm sure you'll get it. My friend is at Northwestern now, and outside CHI and WUSTL she said there's not too much competition in the area..


That is so good to know!!! Woohoo thank you very much!


Np. Congrats on getting your top school!

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

Postby hammy393 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:45 pm

lula43 wrote:I'm a little confused by the application. I finally have everything on my profile including essay, I just don't see anywhere to process or submit?


just hit submit for each section of your profile (scroll to bottom of a section). To verify that you did submit everything, you should see a time stamp for every section when you're looking at the app overview

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:47 pm

bunney_j wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.


Thanks for updating us on that! Added that to the OP in case anyone else ends up wondering about it!


Are you a k-jd? I'm 5 years out of school so fitting my info into one page will be tough. Just wondering if there's a 1pg max for people who've been out for a while...


Kind of - I graduated a year early to go to my M.A. program and then will be straight into my JD. I asked her about fitting all my research on there + publications + my two schools and she said basically cut out clubs, descriptions, research that's not relevant and that firms won't even read it if it's over a page/they won't send it out :(


Thanks for the heads up. Although now I'm worried that I won't be competitive since my resume is so clearly PI focused.

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

Postby bunney_j » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:52 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Also Re:resume it MUST be one page. Interviewer said firms won't look at them if not. She was basically like fix it now, so in case you get in you won't have less than 24 hours to fix before we send it to firms.


Thanks for updating us on that! Added that to the OP in case anyone else ends up wondering about it!


Are you a k-jd? I'm 5 years out of school so fitting my info into one page will be tough. Just wondering if there's a 1pg max for people who've been out for a while...


Kind of - I graduated a year early to go to my M.A. program and then will be straight into my JD. I asked her about fitting all my research on there + publications + my two schools and she said basically cut out clubs, descriptions, research that's not relevant and that firms won't even read it if it's over a page/they won't send it out :(


Thanks for the heads up. Although now I'm worried that I won't be competitive since my resume is so clearly PI focused.


I really think, as people upthread have suggested, School prestige + location + GPA + LSAT matters. I know people say LSAT doesn't, but I feel like if firms see the LSAT and GPA, they'd be more likely to choose top numbers. Past threads mentioned a t14 and even t6 school matters more than anything else.

I wouldn't worry. I have a lot of PI/international stuff that's not corporate at all too.
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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:53 pm

bunney_j wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Do you guys know how popular of a first choice Chicago is? I got accepted to UChicago on 1/20 and I want to be in Chicago this summer and if the price is right at UChicago in the fall. I'm assuming getting into UChicago bodes well for my application since Chicago is my top choice city, but I wasn't sure if Chicago firms would want HYS folks over UChicago, especially if Chicago is a particularly competitive city


I'm sure you'll get it. My friend is at Northwestern now, and outside CHI and WUSTL she said there's not too much competition in the area..


That is so good to know!!! Woohoo thank you very much!


Np. Congrats on getting your top school!


Thank you kindly!!! <3 and best of luck to you, I have no doubt you will ~slay~ your cycle 8)

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

Postby lula43 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 pm

hammy393 wrote:
lula43 wrote:I'm a little confused by the application. I finally have everything on my profile including essay, I just don't see anywhere to process or submit?


just hit submit for each section of your profile (scroll to bottom of a section). To verify that you did submit everything, you should see a time stamp for every section when you're looking at the app overview


How long after submitting all sections were people contacted for an interview?

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

Postby bunney_j » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:15 pm

Are any old alum of SEO lurking and have an idea about placement? I'm seriously considering Cornell mostly bc of it's employment stats and placement in big law. Are New York firms that partake in SEO partial to Cornell at all? Like over higher ranked schools like UVA/NU?




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