nonprofit-prophet wrote: Perseus_I wrote: nonprofit-prophet wrote:
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.
What I would have thought -- except for the TLR invitation. It seems odd that a firm would specifically recruit members of the Texas Law Review and then YP one of the lowest GPA's on the Texas Law Review. Are they specifically known for something that would make them a top choice of top students -- that would cause them to be super exclusive?
FYI, at least according to NYC firms, especially on a very painful callback with Milbank/S&S, my resume DOES scream Texas. Permanent address in Texas, undergrad in Texas. W/E out of Texas is the only thing I can think of.
JW really doesn't get TLR people. Even if your resume screams texas, that doesn't mean it screams JW. They probably thought you'd go to work for a big 3 or something. something tells me you'll be fine without a JW interview.
This doesn't make the most sense. JW is not going to YP all of TLR. (And JW isn't "below" TLR either--I think viewing firms just based on prestige isn't the best way to do it.) Legal hiring isn't like applying to law schools--there's a ton of other things that go into the mix besides grades and firms can be more selective than schools (especially ITE). Take into account the office in question is the Houston office, a non-home base office that has been taking very small SA classes (some of these spots may be already be essentially reserved for a UH student or two), the firm can be randomly picky about a lot of things.
Perseus shouldn't worry about not getting a screener there (and if he really does want a screener there, he should go talk to the JW houston recruiting coordinator, drop off a resume, and say something like "I was wondering if there was any open slots where I could be squeezed in to interview with the houston office. I am very interested in this office and would love the opportunity to have an interview"). But having the first reaction be YP might not be the most accurate (that's not to say that there's no chance of YP happening, it could very well be that, it just seems like there's so many other random factors involved and just some randomness in general for that to be the go-to reason).