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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bickel Brewer already give out offers?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:43 pm

Is there anyone who has not gotten an offer from Porter Hedges yet and not received a ding in the mail? I know offers and ding letters went out and not sure if my mail lady lost it. Thanks

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there anyone who has not gotten an offer from Porter Hedges yet and not received a ding in the mail? I know offers and ding letters went out and not sure if my mail lady lost it. Thanks

I know someone who just a ding in the mail yesterday so it's possible some letters are still working there way through the system. Best of luck.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 pm

K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


Have you reviewed this thread? There is quite a bit of discussion about both of these firms. Do you have any particular practice group interests? And what was the turnaround time on your offers at both firms (I sometimes encourage people to pick the firm with the faster turnaround time if there was a significant difference as it might be an indication that firm likes you better)?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:40 pm

Offer from Bracewell Houston today.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Bracewell Houston today.



Mind saying what week your CB was?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:19 pm

Interview was last week.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Any other B & G Houston offers lately?

Anonymous User wrote:Interview was last week.


Did you have a deadline coming up for another offer?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


I have a close friend who is a 6th or 7th year associate at K&L Dallas and told me not to go there. He said things worked out for him b/c he is in a few of the partners' good graces, but he said it would be a gamble going there and could end up badly. He didn't sound confident in the firm's direction and said it offered lower QOL than some of the native Dallas firms.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


I have a close friend who is a 6th or 7th year associate at K&L Dallas and told me not to go there. He said things worked out for him b/c he is in a few of the partners' good graces, but he said it would be a gamble going there and could end up badly. He didn't sound confident in the firm's direction and said it offered lower QOL than some of the native Dallas firms.


I've heard similar stories - I've also heard that their corporate group is completely dead.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 pm

So, anyone received LL Dallas rejections? Trying to figure out if I am on the WL or just waiting for my ding.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any other B & G Houston offers lately?

Anonymous User wrote:Interview was last week.


Did you have a deadline coming up for another offer?



Not that they knew about.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


I have a close friend who is a 6th or 7th year associate at K&L Dallas and told me not to go there. He said things worked out for him b/c he is in a few of the partners' good graces, but he said it would be a gamble going there and could end up badly. He didn't sound confident in the firm's direction and said it offered lower QOL than some of the native Dallas firms.


I've heard similar stories - I've also heard that their corporate group is completely dead.



Thanks! I'm taking Haynes & Boone.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby squ1rtle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:17 am

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Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


I have a close friend who is a 6th or 7th year associate at K&L Dallas and told me not to go there. He said things worked out for him b/c he is in a few of the partners' good graces, but he said it would be a gamble going there and could end up badly. He didn't sound confident in the firm's direction and said it offered lower QOL than some of the native Dallas firms.


I've heard similar stories - I've also heard that their corporate group is completely dead.



Thanks! I'm taking Haynes & Boone.


Congrats, good choice! =D

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:K&L Gates Dallas and Haynes & Boone Dallas offers. I'm trying to choose. Any suggestions? (non UT)


I have a close friend who is a 6th or 7th year associate at K&L Dallas and told me not to go there. He said things worked out for him b/c he is in a few of the partners' good graces, but he said it would be a gamble going there and could end up badly. He didn't sound confident in the firm's direction and said it offered lower QOL than some of the native Dallas firms.


I've heard similar stories - I've also heard that their corporate group is completely dead.



Thanks! I'm taking Haynes & Boone.


You'll be glad you did! It seems like there are quite a few HayBoo offers on this thread. Any idea how big the class will be this year?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote: You'll be glad you did! It seems like there are quite a few HayBoo offers on this thread. Any idea how big the class will be this year?


I remember reading somewhere that this year's HayBoo Dallas class was going to be a bit smaller (low 20s) so that they could have a high offer rate. Then again, I also remember reading on this thread that they were only taking students in the top 15% this year because they had a lot of fast track coming back. I got an offer and am only in the top 1/3 (UT), so obviously that's not true.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:35 pm

JW or Haynes (Dallas)?

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:JW or Haynes (Dallas)?


My opinion would be JW for lit, HayBoo for transactions. If you want to stay in Dallas, I don't think you can go wrong with either, though I think HayBoo is the clear choice if you want to do corporate.

Either way, two good firms with good reputations in Dallas.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:JW or Haynes (Dallas)?


My opinion would be JW for lit, HayBoo for transactions. If you want to stay in Dallas, I don't think you can go wrong with either, though I think HayBoo is the clear choice if you want to do corporate.

Either way, two good firms with good reputations in Dallas.


Disagree, HB for lit as well. http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/Editorial/71296

Also, their lit group gets you doing real work faster than a lot of other big law firms. Talked to a few second and third years that were second-chairing cases.

Edit: I'm not summering there, so this is unbiased advice.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:JW or Haynes (Dallas)?


My opinion would be JW for lit, HayBoo for transactions. If you want to stay in Dallas, I don't think you can go wrong with either, though I think HayBoo is the clear choice if you want to do corporate.

Either way, two good firms with good reputations in Dallas.


Disagree, HB for lit as well. http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/Editorial/71296

Also, their lit group gets you doing real work faster than a lot of other big law firms. Talked to a few second and third years that were second-chairing cases.

Edit: I'm not summering there, so this is unbiased advice.


This is what I've heard as well. HB has a much bigger presence in Dallas that will also help with exit oppotunities too.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby straberi93 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:10 pm

Any post-CB offers or dings from Baker McKenzie Dallas?

Just got a ding from Yetter Coleman CB via snail mail. Both Baker Donelson and Baker Hostetler had their last CBs this past Friday and said they were waiting to discuss the interviews, so decisions still aren't out yet.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:22 am

What's the story with LL Houston? I saw people posting earlier about offers, but I still haven't heard one way or the other. Does anybody know if we should expect a second wave? I'm still looking for a second half firm.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:What's the story with LL Houston? I saw people posting earlier about offers, but I still haven't heard one way or the other. Does anybody know if we should expect a second wave? I'm still looking for a second half firm.


You and me both. Besides LL and AK, I cannot find any firms that offer a second half. Any suggestions? I'm OOS, so OCS is useless for me.

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Re: Texas OCI (and non-UT students bidding on TX firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:10 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the story with LL Houston? I saw people posting earlier about offers, but I still haven't heard one way or the other. Does anybody know if we should expect a second wave? I'm still looking for a second half firm.


You and me both. Besides LL and AK, I cannot find any firms that offer a second half. Any suggestions? I'm OOS, so OCS is useless for me.



Bracewell is a second-half firm.




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