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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Locke Lord hasn't gone out for me either. There's no way we all got dinged. I'm guessing there's at least a 50% CB->offer rate for LL.

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

Postby lawschool65 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can confirm that BB and AK Dallas offers have gone out for TX non-UT.


was the AK offer over the phone or by snail mail?
Over the phone.


thanks. any idea how many offers they have made so far? I am assuming AK is making rolling offers?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:If you had a choice between Jackson Walker (Dallas), K&L Gates (Dallas), and Haynes and Boone (FW), which would be the best to take? Not exactly sure what practice area I want to be in, but I want to get some experience in different practice areas. I have an interest in Labor & Employment. Also, I would love to get at least 8 week of summer associate work, preferably 10 - 12 weeks if I can split. Any advice is welcome.


Can't speak for the other firms, but my friend loved the employment group at HB-FW.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord hasn't gone out for me either. There's no way we all got dinged. I'm guessing there's at least a 50% CB->offer rate for LL.


Yeah, I'd like to think this as well. There's about 10 of us at my school that interviewed with them and none of us have heard, so I'm pretty sure they're not out.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord hasn't gone out for me either. There's no way we all got dinged. I'm guessing there's at least a 50% CB->offer rate for LL.


Yeah, I'd like to think this as well. There's about 10 of us at my school that interviewed with them and none of us have heard, so I'm pretty sure they're not out.


I wish this was true for Dallas...For the person who was saying it earlier, why do you think that there will be more coming out?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can confirm that BB and AK Dallas offers have gone out for TX non-UT.


was the AK offer over the phone or by snail mail?
Over the phone.


thanks. any idea how many offers they have made so far? I am assuming AK is making rolling offers?


Shit. Didn't get a call from AK. Did they extend all offers? I'm assuming I'm dinged

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord hasn't gone out for me either. There's no way we all got dinged. I'm guessing there's at least a 50% CB->offer rate for LL.


Yeah, I'd like to think this as well. There's about 10 of us at my school that interviewed with them and none of us have heard, so I'm pretty sure they're not out.


I wish this was true for Dallas...For the person who was saying it earlier, why do you think that there will be more coming out?


New poster. I've not heard from LL Houston either.

My guess is Houston is waiting on Dallas. While most firms allow for different bidding, Dallas and Houston are, obviously, in the same Texas market and likely have a lot of crossover (over that of say Chicago or LA). My guess is the "decisions" have been made, but Houston might be waiting to see how many acceptances Dallas has. Plus isn't the Dallas office the home office? The less in Dallas may mean more in Houston and vice versa. I have no basis for this opinon--just a thought since there is at least one Dallas offer and no word on Houston.

The only good thing is the longer they wait the more likely some the higher draft picks accept somewere else and pullout of LL.

As for AK Houston, I didn't get a CB, but I got my official email ding on Friday. I was like no shit since I didn't get a CB and it was over two weeks late. But for what its worth that means AK Houston was making some kind of movement.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Any news today from LL Houston?

Also, does it look bad to your firm if you only do a first half program? I've had a lot more success with first half firms than second half firms...I know some firms have a policy of allowing summer associates to stay up to 8 weeks and just wanted to know if that is like a black mark or something...

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Any offers from these Houston offices for UT?

Latham/Bracewell/BakerBotts

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:33 pm

Trying to decide between Jackson Walker and Haynes Boone (Dallas). Any thoughts?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Trying to decide between Jackson Walker and Haynes Boone (Dallas). Any thoughts?


Can't speak for JW, but HayBoo Dallas is a pretty special place. Their offer rate this summer was also much, much higher than what NALP reflects for the previous year (seems to be the opposite of most Texas firms in that regard).

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Trying to decide between Jackson Walker and Haynes Boone (Dallas). Any thoughts?


Can't speak for JW, but HayBoo Dallas is a pretty special place. Their offer rate this summer was also much, much higher than what NALP reflects for the previous year (seems to be the opposite of most Texas firms in that regard).


Thanks. Any insight into work/life balance at HB?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks. Any insight into work/life balance at HB?


Seemed pretty good. Don't think I knew anyone who billed more than 2200 hours. Unless a deal was ramping up the office would usually empty out by around 7.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:52 pm

AK Dallas offers still going out?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Trying to decide between Jackson Walker and Haynes Boone (Dallas). Any thoughts?


When did you have your Haynes and Boone CB/
get your offer? UT?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:AK Dallas offers still going out?


Wondering this as well.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:05 pm

Snail mail rejection from FJ (Dallas). CB was third week of August. Mass Mail, Texas native, OOS

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Snail mail rejection from FJ (Dallas). CB was third week of August. Mass Mail, Texas native, OOS


I just interviewed with then Friday so I'll be waiting for a bit. Mass mail, Texas native, Texas Tech

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Thanks. Any insight into work/life balance at HB?


Seemed pretty good. Don't think I knew anyone who billed more than 2200 hours. Unless a deal was ramping up the office would usually empty out by around 7.


It seems that they don't have a minimum billable hour requirement, but is there an unspoken minimum firm wide or does it depend on practice area?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Locke Houston has started...

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:22 pm

I'm assuming you mean they have started giving out offers?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Did an associate/lawyer call for Locke lord or the recruiter? Didn't hear tonight :(

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:58 pm

Can someone else confirm Locke lord Houston?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm assuming you mean they have started giving out offers?


Yes. It might be just my school, although there have been multiple here (not UT).

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

Postby grrrstick » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone else confirm Locke lord Houston?


Confirmed. 3L at UT, but one of my 2L buddies was very pleased to get his offer from LL.




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