2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:29 pm

ah well that explains it. thanks.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:53 am

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Anonymous User wrote:i've heard about two different offers extended by Big 3 H-town firms today


T-14, T6, or HYS?


HYS


Can verify that a Big 3 D firm extended offer to someone at CCN Monday.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:38 pm

Big 3 interview this week.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:06 pm

What are peoples thoughts on BB Houston? I have an offer there. Interested in lit.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:11 pm

great firm, but everybody there seemed so damn nerdy/boring. Im sorry but if im working 60-70 hrs a week, i want to enjoy being around my colleagues

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are peoples thoughts on BB Houston? I have an offer there. Interested in lit.


did you get the offer this week or last?

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:06 pm

so where's everybody going to be this summer?

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 pm

for those of you applied to Texas big law, did you mass mail with physical letters or just email the recruiters? is it too late to get in the game?

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:for those of you applied to Texas big law, did you mass mail with physical letters or just email the recruiters? is it too late to get in the game?


mass mailed w/ physical letters. and yeah, i'd say its a little late as Texas firms fill up fast (i think even late December was too late)

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:19 pm

any movement out there?

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:04 pm

Email is fine, according to my school's CS office. It's too late for some firms, but other Texas firms have requested that 1L applicants wait until their grades are in to apply, which for many wasn't until just recently.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:01 pm

Just got my first responses since applying on Jan. 6.

Fulbright - rejected (see us at oci, blah blah)
V&E - interview

1L Top 1-2% in-state school (not UT).

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:31 pm

Anyone know if Locke Lord Austin is 1st half or 2nd?

I got an interview request today.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know if Locke Lord Austin is 1st half or 2nd?

I got an interview request today.


second half.

BTW office is at great location but seems kindof tiny

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:26 pm

What is everyone's input on V&E vs. Fulbright in Houston?
Why would you guys prefer one firm over the other?
Thanks!!

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is everyone's input on V&E vs. Fulbright in Houston?
Why would you guys prefer one firm over the other?
Thanks!!


Fulbright bc of the people

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:37 am

T-14, from TX (UT undergrad) w/substantial work experience, not URM

I interviewed over break and received offers from all of the Big 3 before grades came out

All Big 3 are first half (of the summer) programs
Fulbright - 8 weeks (6 if you're splitting with another firm) and a 2L return requirement
BB - 6-8 weeks and a 2L return requirement
V&E - At least 6 weeks but NO 2L return requirement

Tough decision, but I decided on V&E and will be splitting the summer between them and the TX office of a non-TX firm

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:46 pm

Accepted Hayboo Fast Track offer this week. Any movement out there or is 1L biglaw hiring winding down?

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:53 pm

What is the general consensus on Hayboo? About equal to Locke Lord? Locke's PPP seems a bit higher, does that suggest that partners make more? Hayboo seems like a really chill (relatively) place to work; would it be crazy to work at Hayboo over one of the Big 3? Are partner prospects better at hay boo than at big 3 firms?


edit: I was referring to Hayboo Dallas and Locke Houston

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:16 pm

hayboo seems to be in better shape overall and in growth mode nationally

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:hayboo seems to be in better shape overall and in growth mode nationally


Care to elaborate? What makes them "in better shape?"

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:11 pm

one thing to look at: nalpdirectory stats. LL had 1 entry level associate in 2009 and only 7 in 2011; HB consistently has had large entering classes.

LL laid off over 100 people in 09. HB denied having any layoffs (prob had a few)
http://abovethelaw.com/2009/03/nationwide-layoff-watch-locke-lord-layoffs/

also, just from interviewing with both HB-D and LL-H, I have to say that HB-D is just an awesome group of people and very energetic/happy/outgoing

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:one thing to look at: nalpdirectory stats. LL had 1 entry level associate in 2009 and only 7 in 2011; HB consistently has had large entering classes.

LL laid off over 100 people in 09. HB denied having any layoffs (prob had a few)
http://abovethelaw.com/2009/03/nationwide-layoff-watch-locke-lord-layoffs/

also, just from interviewing with both HB-D and LL-H, I have to say that HB-D is just an awesome group of people and very energetic/happy/outgoing


Thanks for the stats! Yea I'd have to agree with you about Hayboo. I have friends at big 3 firms and just assumed I'd want to end up working at one of em, but the Hayboo people i've interacted/interviewed with have been amazing.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Cubyfan21 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:24 am

I second the idea that the people at HB seem really great to work with. Interviewed for the Fast Track program and had a great experience.

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Re: 2012 Texas Biglaw Summer 1L Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:07 pm

Cubyfan21 wrote:I second the idea that the people at HB seem really great to work with. Interviewed for the Fast Track program and had a great experience.


Anyone know how long Hayboo waits to make offers after conducting fast track interviews? They did a first round in January and a second round at UT on friday.




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