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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Houston?

EDIT: Are you same T6 student as the 2nd reply in the thread?


Yes.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby ausimpv » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 am

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poptart123 wrote:I'm sure it's good to go to these receptions. If I miss a few, however, does that essentially ding me from that firm for 1L summer?


No. Going doesn’t mean you’ll be hired either. At all.


About how many 1Ls usually go to these receptions? 50+? It seems like virtually everyone who applies gets an invitation to the reception.


It depends. Some receptions bring out large crowds, and when I was a 1L I went to plenty where it was kind of a waste going other than free food (I was a 1L SA and will be a 2L SA next summer). It’s just a networking tool. You still have to go through the normal recruiting process. They are not going to hire you because you went to the reception unless you have everything else they are looking for as far as grades, fit, personality and overall ability to conduct yourself as a professional. Imagine a firm only hiring students that go to their receptions. Bad press and not happening.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby GorillaWarfare » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:14 pm

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GorillaWarfare wrote:Got an offer to invite with V&E (HTX) and Hogan Lovells. I'm out of state right now and it seems like none of the firms reimburse for travels expenses. Is that standard practice for all TX big law firms?


By “offer to invite” are you referring to invited to an interview or a holiday reception? No one is going to reimburse you for travel expenses to their reception. Can’t speak for interviews though as I never traveled for one.



offer to invite. the receptions are a separate deal.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby emkay625 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:36 pm

GorillaWarfare wrote:
Roy McAvoy wrote:
GorillaWarfare wrote:Got an offer to invite with V&E (HTX) and Hogan Lovells. I'm out of state right now and it seems like none of the firms reimburse for travels expenses. Is that standard practice for all TX big law firms?


By “offer to invite” are you referring to invited to an interview or a holiday reception? No one is going to reimburse you for travel expenses to their reception. Can’t speak for interviews though as I never traveled for one.



offer to invite. the receptions are a separate deal.


What is an offer to invite? I'm not quite sure what that means.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby spacepenguin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:06 pm

Mid-level here at one of the firms throwing one of these shindigs. I would say definitely try making these and making a good impression. We've typically extended multiple callbacks based on the people we liked at the reception. Obviously your first semester grades will play a huge factor, but I wouldn't say it's a 'waste' to go to these.

Just my two cents.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:24 pm

spacepenguin wrote:Mid-level here at one of the firms throwing one of these shindigs. I would say definitely try making these and making a good impression. We've typically extended multiple callbacks based on the people we liked at the reception. Obviously your first semester grades will play a huge factor, but I wouldn't say it's a 'waste' to go to these.

Just my two cents.


Just to get some more opinions in here, would your firm dislike it if a 1L dropped in for 30-45 minutes instead of staying for the entire event? With at least four firms having receptions on the same night, that's something a lot of us are considering I think.

A poster above said it's normal to just drop in and drop out, and that seems to be the consensus, but I'm curious if that would apply to your firm as well.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby spacepenguin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:55 pm

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spacepenguin wrote:Mid-level here at one of the firms throwing one of these shindigs. I would say definitely try making these and making a good impression. We've typically extended multiple callbacks based on the people we liked at the reception. Obviously your first semester grades will play a huge factor, but I wouldn't say it's a 'waste' to go to these.

Just my two cents.


Just to get some more opinions in here, would your firm dislike it if a 1L dropped in for 30-45 minutes instead of staying for the entire event? With at least four firms having receptions on the same night, that's something a lot of us are considering I think.

A poster above said it's normal to just drop in and drop out, and that seems to be the consensus, but I'm curious if that would apply to your firm as well.



Definitely OK to just drop in for 30-45 minutes. Try making a significant connection with 1 or 2 people and you should be set. Firms completely understand that there's a million receptions going on at the same time, so no one is expecting you to stick around the whole time.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby addie1412 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:22 pm

2 calls so far to schedule interviews (PM me if you wanna know the firms) - seems like they're more of a callback structure? Both stated there'd be several rounds of interviews + lunch. I'm also flying in but didn't ask about reimbursements or anything

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

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addie1412 wrote:2 calls so far to schedule interviews (PM me if you wanna know the firms) - seems like they're more of a callback structure? Both stated there'd be several rounds of interviews + lunch. I'm also flying in but didn't ask about reimbursements or anything


Dallas or Houston? I've heard of at least one Houston firm setting up interviews already, but haven't seen any Dallas movement yet.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby addie1412 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:
addie1412 wrote:2 calls so far to schedule interviews (PM me if you wanna know the firms) - seems like they're more of a callback structure? Both stated there'd be several rounds of interviews + lunch. I'm also flying in but didn't ask about reimbursements or anything


Dallas or Houston? I've heard of at least one Houston firm setting up interviews already, but haven't seen any Dallas movement yet.


Houston!

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Baker McKenzie Dallas and Houston 1L apps are open.


FYI, Baker M Dallas had 3 1L SAs from UT last summer. That is out of a total class of 9!

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:20 pm

Any movement? Set up 1 interview with Dallas office yesterday.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby poptart123 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:59 am

I've seen a few interview requests on here. Is this the normal time most begin going out?

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Also set one up with Dallas office FYI, so there's movement
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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby addie1412 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also set one up with Dallas office FYI, so there's movement


oops, didn't mean to anon reply

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby stativus » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:10 pm

addie1412 wrote:2 calls so far to schedule interviews (PM me if you wanna know the firms) - seems like they're more of a callback structure? Both stated there'd be several rounds of interviews + lunch. I'm also flying in but didn't ask about reimbursements or anything


Hey addie, congrats on your interview offers! I'm also a 1L and I was just wondering when you scheduled the interviews for, since I'm struggling to decide when to schedule mine. The holidays are coming up fast, so did you squeeze your interviews in for next week? Or are you waiting until after the hols?

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 pm

tag

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby lawdude321 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Are people willing to post which firms they have landed interviews?

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:50 pm

I have one at Vinson and Bracewell. Both in Dallas

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby addie1412 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:45 am

stativus wrote:
addie1412 wrote:2 calls so far to schedule interviews (PM me if you wanna know the firms) - seems like they're more of a callback structure? Both stated there'd be several rounds of interviews + lunch. I'm also flying in but didn't ask about reimbursements or anything


Hey addie, congrats on your interview offers! I'm also a 1L and I was just wondering when you scheduled the interviews for, since I'm struggling to decide when to schedule mine. The holidays are coming up fast, so did you squeeze your interviews in for next week? Or are you waiting until after the hols?


Thanks!! I scheduled mine for next week. Congrats to you too!

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Grades are starting to roll in at my school. Is it best to update firms with grades as they come in, or wait until they're all back?

I'm in a situation where it's very possible I'll have every grade but one before Christmas, and that professor is notorious for not putting grades in until late January.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby meeseeks » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Grades are starting to roll in at my school. Is it best to update firms with grades as they come in, or wait until they're all back?

I'm in a situation where it's very possible I'll have every grade but one before Christmas, and that professor is notorious for not putting grades in until late January.


This must be nice. I think we are still a month out

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:57 pm

Can we get a running list of firms that have started to send interview invites out? I can confirm the following:

Baker Botts (Dallas)
Norton Rose Fulbright (Dallas)
Andrews Kurth (Dallas)

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:17 pm

Can confirm BB Dallas is setting up interviews.

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Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:31 pm

Are these interviews for 1L SA or LCLD 1L programs?




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