Anonymous User wrote:0L here with TX roots. Just curious: around what % must you be at UT to secure a V&E houston CB and offer?
There is no such thing as "secure" for a call back. I'm sure there are few very high % (10% or higher) people who did not get a call back. Grades and rank alone, anywhere, will never get "guarantee" someone an interview, a call back or a summer offer.
Don't take it the wrong way the rank and grades will always help but it is not the only thing. Fitting the personality of the firm is always big; do you look the part; are you interested in practice areas that the firm is looking for. If you want to increase your chances you need to start talking to Partners now and all through 1L year.
This board is full of tragic stories of top %ers at top law schools who thought they were a shoe-in for a particular firm, but didn't even get an interview. And some who didn't even come away with a summer offer.
It's not the late 90s or early 2000s anymore--there are no more guarantees.