Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

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Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby MtoE » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:54 am

I am being torn by the pressure of choosing a law school.

UT has been one of my top choices (interest in energy law) and thankfully I received a modest scholarship ($$) from there.

However, one issue is holding me back from making a final commitment.

How are OCI prospects for outsiders?

As an Asian, it is scary to read all the articles on how employment prospects at UT is different for outsiders and those with ties in Texas.

To maximize my chances of getting employed, I will have to bid on law firms that have asian corporations as their clients. However, I had a hard time locating a law firm in Texas that has either asian partners or big asian clients.

I am now wondering whether going to lower ranked school in DC or NY will be a better option for me. (Although I am interested in energy law, I heard there are opportunities to engage in regulatory works (DC) or transaction works (NY) in other cities.)

Please lend me your wisdom and experience in making a decision.

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby BVest » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:44 am

This is a very particular question. If you want a good answer, you probably want to email someone at the AABA in Houston.

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:57 am

When you say Asian, do you mean international?

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby MtoE » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:10 am

BVest wrote:This is a very particular question. If you want a good answer, you probably want to email someone at the AABA in Houston.


I haven't thought about that. I'll give it a try. Thank you for the advice.

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby MtoE » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:11 am

scottidsntknow wrote:When you say Asian, do you mean international?


Sorry for the ambiguity. Asian in the sense of the international student.

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:05 pm

I would not go to a regional school as an international

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Re: Texas (UT) OCI prospects for outsiders

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:45 pm

If you're an international student, you need biglaw, so you should be focusing on NYC biglaw 100%. So... T14 or bust really.




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