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

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have a few questions:

1. Can someone tell me more about Fulbright & Jaworski's reputation and any interview/CB tips?

2. If I start at a NY firm (V50), can I lateral back to TX eventually? What are the advantages/disadvantages of NY big law vs. TX big law? Does anyone know if lockstep is better at NY firms to compensate for the high cost of living?


Just speaking to the money: You will be making a lot more money in Texas, initially and probably later on. Even with a less generous nonlock step system. Keep in mind that there are satellite offices in Dallas and Houston that still follow NY lock step (and these people's actual take home CRUSHES NY associates' take home).

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:05 am

Anybody heard from LL Houston office?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:16 pm

....AAAAND all my scheduled interviews disappeared. I can still see my bids, but it shows nothing about preselects/alternates.

Please tell me this isn't exclusive to me.

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

Postby Perseus_I » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:....AAAAND all my scheduled interviews disappeared. I can still see my bids, but it shows nothing about preselects/alternates.

Please tell me this isn't exclusive to me.


It's not. They are redoing the schedules. You can actually call them and ask where you would stand with preselects/alternates if you cancelled any.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Rejected by A&O via email. I would assume this means callbacks have gone out. What about the Texas-based firms? The Texas-based firms? Callbacks?

Akin Gump, Baker Botts, King & Spalding (actually based in Atlanta - which is essentially Texas as far as New Yorkers are concerned) anyone? Paul Weiss? Haynes & Boone?

Or Cahill?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Wondering about the Texas firms, Paul Weiss, Davis Polk and king & Spalding. Anyone hear either way from these?

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

Postby lisjjen » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:09 am

What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:10 am

lisjjen wrote:What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?


K&L Gates is a large, international, V50 firm with a good size office in Dallas.

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Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:15 am

lisjjen wrote:What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?


Check Chambers and Partners and Chambers and Associates.

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

Postby lisjjen » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:31 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
lisjjen wrote:What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?


Check Chambers and Partners and Chambers and Associates.


Excellent source. Any advice on getting a callback? They're one of the big firms I would be interested in working for.

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

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
lisjjen wrote:What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?


K&L Gates is a large, international, V50 firm with a good size office in Dallas.


Firm still has strong Dallas roots as many of the partners and senior associates were formerly a part of Hughes & Luce (prior to the merger/acquisition).

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

Postby lisjjen » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:44 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
lisjjen wrote:What can folks tell me about K&L Gates?


K&L Gates is a large, international, V50 firm with a good size office in Dallas.


Firm still has strong Dallas roots as many of the partners and senior associates were formerly a part of Hughes & Luce (prior to the merger/acquisition).


Thanks, I'm glad to know that. I knew they were sort of a golem of older firms.

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

Postby Perseus_I » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:09 pm

How do firms like Baker Botts handle multiple office interviews? I found out I was preselected for 4 BB offices. Would they do a callback at just 1, or could there be callbacks at more than 1. Same with AG (2); Haynes & Boone (2); Weil (2); jones day (3). Most firms only selected me for one office. These didn't. So how is this going to work?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Perseus_I wrote:How do firms like Baker Botts handle multiple office interviews? I found out I was preselected for 4 BB offices. Would they do a callback at just 1, or could there be callbacks at more than 1. Same with AG (2); Haynes & Boone (2); Weil (2); jones day (3). Most firms only selected me for one office. These didn't. So how is this going to work?


Back when I did 2L OCI I had CBs at 3 BB offices, and was told I didn't get CB at 4th because I already had the other 3.

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

Postby Perseus_I » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Perseus_I wrote:How do firms like Baker Botts handle multiple office interviews? I found out I was preselected for 4 BB offices. Would they do a callback at just 1, or could there be callbacks at more than 1. Same with AG (2); Haynes & Boone (2); Weil (2); jones day (3). Most firms only selected me for one office. These didn't. So how is this going to work?


Back when I did 2L OCI I had CBs at 3 BB offices, and was told I didn't get CB at 4th because I already had the other 3.


If that's how BB views it, it sounds fine. Honestly, the others are just Houston and NYC. If a firm can't see the logic of a TX student bidding on Houston and NYC for international corporate work, then its probably better I get out of this profession sooner rather than later.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:57 pm

rejection email from Milbank.

Seriously, I have heard nothing about CB's going out for Paul Weiss, Baker Botts, King & Spalding, Cahill, or Akin Gump. What's going on with these?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:15 am

Was the Milbank rejection email post screener or post CB?

Also to the best of my knowledge Cahill is still evaluating and nothing has gone out.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:25 am

Regarding firms such as AK and BB, they are likely waiting to interview the UT students. UT oci is not for another week.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:31 am

Any UT students who did CBs get offers from the NY firms yet?

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

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:56 am

nonprofit-prophet User"]Any UT students who did CBs get offers from the NY firms yet?[/quote]

Yes. I didn't do the ny fair, but my friends did. One has 2 offers

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:00 am

nonprofit-prophet wrote:nonprofit-prophet User"]Any UT students who did CBs get offers from the NY firms yet?


Yes. I didn't do the ny fair, but my friends did. One has 2 offers[/quote]

Which firms?

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

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:nonprofit-prophet User"]Any UT students who did CBs get offers from the NY firms yet?


Yes. I didn't do the ny fair, but my friends did. One has 2 offers


Which firms?[/quote]

dont wanna share anyone's info publicly. you can PM if you'd like

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

Postby Perseus_I » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:01 pm

Does anyone have any info on Jackson Walker? I bid on their Houston office but was "not invited" in OCI; however, their published hiring guidelines say "top 50%" (I am .07 above top quarter), and their Austin office invited members of the Texas Law Review to an exclusive reception.

I am trying to find out if they are just super exclusive, despite their guidelines, or if they engage in yield protection, because I am interested in pursuing an interview with them.

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

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Perseus_I wrote:Does anyone have any info on Jackson Walker? I bid on their Houston office but was "not invited" in OCI; however, their published hiring guidelines say "top 50%" (I am .07 above top quarter), and their Austin office invited members of the Texas Law Review to an exclusive reception.

I am trying to find out if they are just super exclusive, despite their guidelines, or if they engage in yield protection, because I am interested in pursuing an interview with them.


Gotta be YP. I can't imagine JW is very exclusive.




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