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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:57 pm

Latham had a dinner last week for people who received offers. National firms tend to move pretty quickly, they're probably done.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:13 pm

Any offers for:

Akin Gump Dallas
Jackson Walker Dallas
Haynes and Boone Dallas (CBs or offers to people who weren't there for 1L summer)
Bracewell Houston

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:24 pm

ANYONE hear from jackson walker houston ???

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Any word from Weil, Dallas?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:11 pm

Any inhouse offers?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any inhouse offers?


not an offer but finally got a ding from HP after screener

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:10 pm

Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:59 pm

Simpson Thacher Houston.? Anyone heard anything back from them?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:35 pm

Dell in house offers going out.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?


I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:51 pm

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I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

It's Latham or V&E in Houston but V&E also no offers a ton so... HB is good in TX but not quite that level.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?


I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

It's Latham or V&E in Houston but V&E also no offers a ton so... HB is good in TX but not quite that level.


Uh correct me if I'm wrong but didn't V&E offer 50/52 last year?

http://www.vault.com/company-profiles/l ... rview.aspx

Also says 28/30 on NALP directory.

https://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_ ... hCondJSON=

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?


I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

It's Latham or V&E in Houston but V&E also no offers a ton so... HB is good in TX but not quite that level.


Uh correct me if I'm wrong but didn't V&E offer 50/52 last year?

http://www.vault.com/company-profiles/l ... rview.aspx

Also says 28/30 on NALP directory.

https://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_ ... hCondJSON=

This year and 2013 were way lower, lots of no offers in Houston

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?


I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

It's Latham or V&E in Houston but V&E also no offers a ton so... HB is good in TX but not quite that level.


Uh correct me if I'm wrong but didn't V&E offer 50/52 last year?

http://www.vault.com/company-profiles/l ... rview.aspx

Also says 28/30 on NALP directory.

https://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_ ... hCondJSON=

This year and 2013 were way lower, lots of no offers in Houston


Not sure about this year, but 2013 was around 88% which is pretty much standard for Texas

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any opinion on Haynes and Boone Houston for transactional?


I think V&E probably does the best Houston transactional. HayBoo seems to be king for middle market transactional in Dallas especially, but probably still does good work in Houston.

It's Latham or V&E in Houston but V&E also no offers a ton so... HB is good in TX but not quite that level.


Uh correct me if I'm wrong but didn't V&E offer 50/52 last year?

http://www.vault.com/company-profiles/l ... rview.aspx

Also says 28/30 on NALP directory.

https://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_ ... hCondJSON=

This year and 2013 were way lower, lots of no offers in Houston


Not sure about this year, but 2013 was around 88% which is pretty much standard for Texas

That might be firmwide, 6+ people were for sure no offered in Houston 2013, the percentage could be higher since NY seems to be true 100%.. I heard lots of no offers this year

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:00 pm

My understanding is that all the big Texas firms no-offer significantly more than NY because of the splits system. Especially watch out if you are clerking at one of those "not quite big law" firms like Porter Hedges, Gardere, Thompson & Knight. They have small SA classes and there is no "offer is yours to lose" presumption like with the big firms (e.g. 50% offer rate in 2013 for PH). That second half gig is going to be harder to land, because the top dog firms are all first-half, but you really should do your best to get something for both halves for extra security (unless you're summering with the satellite office of a V10 that doesn't allow splits -- Latham or Kirkland or something).

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My understanding is that all the big Texas firms no-offer significantly more than NY because of the splits system. Especially watch out if you are clerking at one of those "not quite big law" firms like Porter Hedges, Gardere, Thompson & Knight. They have small SA classes and there is no "offer is yours to lose" presumption like with the big firms (e.g. 50% offer rate in 2013 for PH). That second half gig is going to be harder to land, because the top dog firms are all first-half, but you really should do your best to get something for both halves for extra security (unless you're summering with the satellite office of a V10 that doesn't allow splits -- Latham or Kirkland or something).

-- 2015 grad


So do you think doing 10 weeks with a firm instead of splitting is safer? Say at BB or V&E?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Neff » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:My understanding is that all the big Texas firms no-offer significantly more than NY because of the splits system. Especially watch out if you are clerking at one of those "not quite big law" firms like Porter Hedges, Gardere, Thompson & Knight. They have small SA classes and there is no "offer is yours to lose" presumption like with the big firms (e.g. 50% offer rate in 2013 for PH). That second half gig is going to be harder to land, because the top dog firms are all first-half, but you really should do your best to get something for both halves for extra security (unless you're summering with the satellite office of a V10 that doesn't allow splits -- Latham or Kirkland or something).

-- 2015 grad


So do you think doing 10 weeks with a firm instead of splitting is safer? Say at BB or V&E?


Even though some of the TX places seem to want to move to a mandatory 10-week schedule, it's still hard to say whether this will lead to a rise in offer rates (from 80s to 90s). Personally I think if you had a choice between 10 weeks at BB versus 6 weeks at BB and 6 weeks elsewhere, I'd go with the latter, just in case you end up hating BB. But it's impossible to really accurately quantify the risk so go with your gut, after checking offer rates on NALP forms and asking around.
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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:47 pm

Of the Houston big 3, at BB and NRF you can clerk for 6 or 8 weeks. At BB you can clerk for 6-10 weeks. If you can't get anything your second half, do as long as possible at the one firm. If you have a second half, split. This is all kind of splitting (no pun intended) hairs though. Check offer rates and go with your gut.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:56 pm

So why is the conventional wisdom that splitting is better? Double the odds of getting an offer with no tangible negative impact?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:So why is the conventional wisdom that splitting is better? Double the odds of getting an offer with no tangible negative impact?


Doubling odds of getting an offer just in case something goes wrong with one firm, can see if you end up liking one more than other, typically can get a few extra weeks of pay too

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:02 am

Yep. Choosing to do only 6 weeks as opposed to 8 or 10 weeks at BB/V&E is not going to decrease your odds of getting an offer. You double the odds and you insure you have an out if you end up hating a place. I know people who made arrangements with firms to triple up, even.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:11 am

Makes sense. My situation is 1 offer with 2 on the table (but looking bleaker everyday). Am I still going to be in a good spot doing 10 weeks at V&E? I know it's not a 100% offer place but is it still basically mine to lose?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:Makes sense. My situation is 1 offer with 2 on the table (but looking bleaker everyday). Am I still going to be in a good spot doing 10 weeks at V&E? I know it's not a 100% offer place but is it still basically mine to lose?


I think you'll be ok at V&E for next summer. They probably realized they screwed up with their class size, and they definitely don't want the reputation as being a no-offer firm. Maybe it had something to do with crazy oil ups and downs that caused bunch of no offers, but regardless, I would assume they took a more conservative approach to their hiring this year so as to avoid no-offering that many people.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:18 am

If you only have 1 offer so far and it is from V&E then don't freak out. Just be happy you have an offer at all!




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