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1L in the Texas Market...?

Postby totalidiot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:43 pm

Was hoping maybe some of the 2L/3Ls and others might throw their 2 cents in:

Any hope for 1Ls from HYSCCN with the big names in Texas? (I'm thinking of Fulbright & Jaworski, V&E, Baker Botts, etc).


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Re: 1L in the Texas Market...?

Postby NYU2011 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:19 pm

I'm assuming you mean for 1L summer- I don't know anything about TX in particular, but I think the consensus for everywhere is that if you are URM, look for a diversity clerkship with a firm, otherwise start looking for public interest work.

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Re: 1L in the Texas Market...?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:49 pm

Im at a T14 but not T6. I only know of 1 1L at my school that got a firm job in TX last summer. Her grades were below median but she had connections. I don't mean ties to the area, but rather family that are well-known lawyers in TX, which I think helped. I don't know of anyone else with any luck.

I didn't try for 1L summer, but I did as a 2L. None of the firms recruited at my school but I had pretty good success spamming the firms. It can't hurt to try as a 1L. I know Fulbright in particular hires usually a good number of 1Ls, and Bracewell does a few each year.


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Re: 1L in the Texas Market...?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:58 pm

These kind of questions are fairly pointless. The answer to all of them is:

Chances are [X] (where X ranges from "extremely unlikely" (i.e. biglaw anywhere as a 1L this year for a non-URM,) to "chances are pretty good.") Regardless of [X], not sending in an application would be absolutely idiotic, as the cost of sending in an application is very low, and X is almost always > 0% (though biglaw anywhere this year is certainly approaching it.)

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Re: 1L in the Texas Market...?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:59 am

Yea, concur with the post above me. I mean, don't hold your breath, and don't spend all of finals study time applying to firms, but pick a decent number to apply to and give it a shot because it's not all that hard to send in an app.

I'm a 2L now at a T6, and the consensus advice last year was also "firms aren't gonna be hiring 1Ls," but quite a few actually got 1L firm jobs, myself included (although my firm was more in the midsized range). Also, a bunch of firms in Texas hire at least some 1Ls, including the firms you mentioned. And yes, Fulbright hires a bunch.

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