Any way to spin these ties to TX?

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Re: Any way to spin these ties to TX?

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:26 am

There were a few 1L summers at the firm I worked with (as a 1L) who were not from Texas. If you come from a good school and are able to convince them that you'd like to work in Texas, then you'll have a decent shot. From my experience speaking with partners in Dallas, market-paying firms are striving to get more students from T14 schools -- e.g. HayBoo has a "1L Fast Track" program that was designed specifically to introduce students from T14 schools to the city of Dallas.

If you're able to coherently discuss your interest in living and working in Texas (you're a fan of the culture, you enjoy the quality of life, you think it's a great place to raise your family--we Texans are big on families) then you should be fine. That's not to say you'll have a guaranteed in, but I think you'll be able at least get a few interviews in DFW and/or Houston.

Also, don't say corny stuff like "there must be something in the water."

Feel free to PM me if you'd like me to be more specific/have other questions.

ETA: Also, if you're not planning on interviewing over Winter Break, you're not getting a 1L SA in Texas.
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Re: Any way to spin these ties to TX?

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:30 am

Stanford4Me wrote:If you're able to coherently discuss your interest in living and working in Texas (you're a fan of the culture, you enjoy the quality of life, you think it's a great place to race your family--we Texas are big on families) then you should be fine. That's not to say you'll have a guaranteed in, but I think you'll be able at least get a few interviews in DFW and/or Houston.


One of the most famous TX past times; I'm personally clocking 1:27 w/ mine atm, but once little Timmy cuts back on the country fried steaks, I think we'll be looking at 1:23 lol. :P

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Re: Any way to spin these ties to TX?

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:34 am

DoubleChecks wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:If you're able to coherently discuss your interest in living and working in Texas (you're a fan of the culture, you enjoy the quality of life, you think it's a great place to race your family--we Texas are big on families) then you should be fine. That's not to say you'll have a guaranteed in, but I think you'll be able at least get a few interviews in DFW and/or Houston.


One of the most famous TX past times; I'm personally clocking 1:27 w/ mine atm, but once little Timmy cuts back on the country fried steaks, I think we'll be looking at 1:23 lol. :P

Haha.

:? ..... :oops:

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Re: Any way to spin these ties to TX?

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:42 am

Stanford4Me wrote:Haha.

:? ..... :oops:


:P Happens all the time, just poking fun early in the morning haha. btw, S4M (whoah, just realized, how cool would it be if your irl name was Sam? lol), which firm in Dallas did you work in this past summer?




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