Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sub-median URM at UT? Hope you bid conservatively for OCI and have already started mass mailing, emailing alumni in relevant firms, and calling in favors from former employers. Don't expect to get anything from OCI, but it could happen. Do not wait until OCI finishes to start your job search, it will be too late.
FWIW, two secondaries aren't any better than a single secondary.
Are you from Texas? If so, better chances at TX firms. If not, worse chances. Start mailing/emailing/contacting firms in your home market now.
TICR. You need to work your ass off. Trust me, I am a MA URM in the top quarter, and I am working my ass off to make sure my prospects are as good as possible. Arguably, I only need to have some good interviews during OCI to get biglaw, but I am not getting complacent. Do not think that those above you, even the URMs, are taking it easy.
As far as your MA status goes: do you speak fluently? Do you have a hispanic last name? I know those are often very important at the Capitol. Biglaw (caveat: often) cares more about being able to report diversity to NALP, but if you're shooting for midlaw and the like, they may be more concerned about how much business you can bring from the MA community, or how much diversity you appear to add (going back to hispanic last name).