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TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:04 pm

Anyone who has applied to TX know the general timetable of when interview offers go out after 1L SA app submissions? Or rather, how long before I should assume I won't be getting an interview invite from x biglaw firm?

Thanks

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:44 pm

I did a 1L SA interview at BB just before Christmas, but they told me I was one of the first to interview. Notification was only a week or so before If I remember correctly.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did a 1L SA interview at BB just before Christmas, but they told me I was one of the first to interview. Notification was only a week or so before If I remember correctly.


did you receive any other 1L SA TX interviews after christmas break? how many apps did you send out and when did you send them out? thanks a bunch!

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:38 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I did a 1L SA interview at BB just before Christmas, but they told me I was one of the first to interview. Notification was only a week or so before If I remember correctly.


did you receive any other 1L SA TX interviews after christmas break? how many apps did you send out and when did you send them out? thanks a bunch!


I sent out 50 applications (every NALP firm that accepted 1Ls in every market I had ties) on exactly Dec 1st. I had a few other firms give me a tease (one midlaw firm offered to interview me if I was coming to the area on my own, but they said they probably weren't hiring any 1Ls).


Ended up getting dinged after 1st semester grades came out. Unfortunately, my 1st semester grades were a lot worse than my 2nd semester grades.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:09 pm

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby yesyesyes » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:16 pm

quick question: you guys applied before getting grades? was this like an email with your resume asking if they're hiring or what?

thanks.

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Postby de5igual » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:21 pm

yesyesyes wrote:quick question: you guys applied before getting grades? was this like an email with your resume asking if they're hiring or what?

thanks.


Nope, it was with a cover letter with a sentence saying that grades will be sent upon availability + a resume. I sent everything hardcopy to every firm.

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DoubleChecks wrote:Anyone who has applied to TX know the general timetable of when interview offers go out after 1L SA app submissions? Or rather, how long before I should assume I won't be getting an interview invite from x biglaw firm?

Thanks



I'm a 1L, and I plan to practice in Texas. BB contacted me last week for an interview. V&E and a few others said they're interested, but want to see some grades first before an interview.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:Anyone who has applied to TX know the general timetable of when interview offers go out after 1L SA app submissions? Or rather, how long before I should assume I won't be getting an interview invite from x biglaw firm?

Thanks



I'm a 1L, and I plan to practice in Texas. BB contacted me last week for an interview. V&E and a few others said they're interested, but want to see some grades first before an interview.


really? VE only emailed me a 1L reception thing, but did not ask for my grades (or said they're interested but were waiting for grades), though i did get a BB interview as well. VE must not be interested in me :(
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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:32 pm

I interviewed with BB and VE during the first week of January. It will be interest to see how many 1L SA positions the firms have this year. Last year, a number of TX firms completely rid themselves of 1L SA's.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby yesyesyes » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:38 pm

f0bolous wrote:
yesyesyes wrote:quick question: you guys applied before getting grades? was this like an email with your resume asking if they're hiring or what?

thanks.


Nope, it was with a cover letter with a sentence saying that grades will be sent upon availability + a resume. I sent everything hardcopy to every firm.


would asking before applying be the way to go, though? what if they require a letter of recommendation or something else (one asked for an undergrad transcript)?

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:Anyone who has applied to TX know the general timetable of when interview offers go out after 1L SA app submissions? Or rather, how long before I should assume I won't be getting an interview invite from x biglaw firm?

Thanks



I'm a 1L, and I plan to practice in Texas. BB contacted me last week for an interview. V&E and a few others said they're interested, but want to see some grades first before an interview.


really? VE only emailed me a 1L reception thing, but did not ask for my grades (or said they're interested but were waiting for grades), though i did get a BB interview as well. VE must not be interested in me :(


It may depend on the city, because I didn't get invited to any receptions at V&E. I went back and looked and I have also heard from Locke Lord, with basically what V&E said, and an invite to a reception.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:42 pm

yesyesyes wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
yesyesyes wrote:quick question: you guys applied before getting grades? was this like an email with your resume asking if they're hiring or what?

thanks.


Nope, it was with a cover letter with a sentence saying that grades will be sent upon availability + a resume. I sent everything hardcopy to every firm.


would asking before applying be the way to go, though? what if they require a letter of recommendation or something else (one asked for an undergrad transcript)?


I haven't heard of this. I just sent my cover letter and resume to firms that were hiring 1Ls (or said they were considering hiring 1Ls). I didn't have to send transcripts or anything. Our CSO said just the resume and cover letter after Dec 1 was fine.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:Anyone who has applied to TX know the general timetable of when interview offers go out after 1L SA app submissions? Or rather, how long before I should assume I won't be getting an interview invite from x biglaw firm?

Thanks



I'm a 1L, and I plan to practice in Texas. BB contacted me last week for an interview. V&E and a few others said they're interested, but want to see some grades first before an interview.


really? VE only emailed me a 1L reception thing, but did not ask for my grades (or said they're interested but were waiting for grades), though i did get a BB interview as well. VE must not be interested in me :(


It may depend on the city, because I didn't get invited to any receptions at V&E. I went back and looked and I have also heard from Locke Lord, with basically what V&E said, and an invite to a reception.


quoted anon -- what city were you targeting? i got the same asking for grades at locke lorde, but only the reception invite at VE. houston office btw.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:44 pm

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quoted anon -- what city were you targeting? i got the same asking for grades at locke lorde, but only the reception invite at VE. houston office btw.


I only applied to firms in Dallas

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby yesyesyes » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:48 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:
yesyesyes wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
yesyesyes wrote:quick question: you guys applied before getting grades? was this like an email with your resume asking if they're hiring or what?

thanks.


Nope, it was with a cover letter with a sentence saying that grades will be sent upon availability + a resume. I sent everything hardcopy to every firm.


would asking before applying be the way to go, though? what if they require a letter of recommendation or something else (one asked for an undergrad transcript)?


I haven't heard of this. I just sent my cover letter and resume to firms that were hiring 1Ls (or said they were considering hiring 1Ls). I didn't have to send transcripts or anything. Our CSO said just the resume and cover letter after Dec 1 was fine.


thanks for the help.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:31 pm

Sent letters out on Dec 3, got responses over the next week and a half and have four interview during the week of the 10th. I think this is more due to the fact that I go to school out of state than anything.

This is very premature, but does anyone know how 1L offers are done?

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:37 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Sent letters out on Dec 3, got responses over the next week and a half and have four interview during the week of the 10th. I think this is more due to the fact that I go to school out of state than anything.

This is very premature, but does anyone know how 1L offers are done?


congrats! 4 is a good amount; these all dallas firms? mind if you PM me which ones? thx

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:48 pm

1L applying in dallas... i sent all my apps via email dec. 1; i heard back from a few almost immediately, and others in the past week and a half. i didn't have grades yet to include, so i wrote targeted cover letters.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Does anyone know anything about Haynes & Boone's summer Fast Track program? Is there any advantage to pursuing it even if you're almost certain to be on one of the coasts 2L summer?

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know anything about Haynes & Boone's summer Fast Track program? Is there any advantage to pursuing it even if you're almost certain to be on one of the coasts 2L summer?


What do you mean by 'any advantage'? It's a 1 week program at the end of the summer, so you should be able to finish any other summer work you're doing before it starts. Even if you're on one of the coasts, you could still travel to do it in August. It's only in the Dallas office, though. It has traditionally led to 100% offers to return for second summer. I'd say that's a huge advantage to have that leg up during 2L OCI.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:34 am

Nobody targeting the Houston market has gotten an interview yet? Just receptions?

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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Nobody targeting the Houston market has gotten an interview yet? Just receptions?


I got an email from V&E Houston that my application is being reviewed and they will be in touch soon. Locke asked for grades and invited to a reception.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know anything about Haynes & Boone's summer Fast Track program? Is there any advantage to pursuing it even if you're almost certain to be on one of the coasts 2L summer?


What do you mean by 'any advantage'? It's a 1 week program at the end of the summer, so you should be able to finish any other summer work you're doing before it starts. Even if you're on one of the coasts, you could still travel to do it in August. It's only in the Dallas office, though. It has traditionally led to 100% offers to return for second summer. I'd say that's a huge advantage to have that leg up during 2L OCI.


Personally, I would advise not pursuing it if you are "certain" that you are going to be on one of the two coasts for your second summer. First, it's only a one week program. Second, consider your fellow classmates and allow someone else to have this opportunity who really wants to work atHayBoo long-term. Third, it could create some further doubt in the minds of coastal firms (especially the west coast) if you don't already have any ties to the region. Finally, firms within a given city/state talk. It's a smaller world then you think. Typically, after 2L OCI, at least, firms will share with one another who will be joining them.

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Re: TX 1L Biglaw SA Interview Timetable

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:07 pm

I would concur about the HayBoo Fast Track. Its not worth the risk of hurting 2L summer employment options just for 3K.

However, if you are considering Dallas, I would highly recommend it. HayBoo is the largest law firm in Dallas, the largest firm based in Dallas, the fifth largest Texas firm (behind the big 3 and Locke which doesn't really count), and has done really well over the past several years. If you want to be in Dallas, it should be at the top of your list.




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