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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems like most of the discussion has been focused on corp and less on lit. For Houston:

1. Would a non-hys T6 in the top 1/3 waste a bid by bidding a place like AZA/Reynolds Frizzell etc? What kinds of grades do you generally need?
2. Outside the "elite" boutiques, what are the best trad biglaw firms for lit? Seems like the biggest corp players (VE/BB/Latham/Kirk) don't really emphasize lit very much.

All of these firms extend callbacks and offers to CCN students who are outside the top 1/3. So you're by no means wasting a bid.

Kirkland's lit group is growing, but I'd still say BB is the place to be for lit (if you're going the big firm route). VE has a good lit group too. I don't think Latham really competes in the lit market, at least not yet. If it were me I'd shoot for Kirkland or BB, with Kirkland being a bit of a gamble. But I'd shoot for one or multiple boutique offers before accepting one from a big firm.

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:10 pm

How much more insular is Dallas compared to Houston? I grew up in Texas but don't have direct ties to either city. Bidding more Dallas offices than Houston offices, worried that I'll be grilled about my lack of Dallas ties. Should I be doing it the other way around?

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How much more insular is Dallas compared to Houston? I grew up in Texas but don't have direct ties to either city. Bidding more Dallas offices than Houston offices, worried that I'll be grilled about my lack of Dallas ties. Should I be doing it the other way around?


Dallas is definitely more insular than Houston, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change your strategy. We need some more info from you.

Where in TX are you from? If you’re from ETX for instance, you probably won’t have any problem selling ties to Dallas. If you’re from Brownsville, you may have more trouble.

What’s your school/grade situation?

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:03 pm

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:31 am

What has Bracewell’s offer rate been like recently?

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:16 pm

How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?


I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?


I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.

Did you get the sense that this was mostly with respect to corporate, or for lit also?

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?


I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.

Did you get the sense that this was mostly with respect to corporate, or for lit also?


Corporate only.

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Re: What's going on in Texas?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Any thoughts on Foley Houston?



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