DoubleChecks wrote:J-e-L-L-o wrote:How do Texas firms look at non-Texans...even for IP?
I use to hear that roots to TX mattered...but the hiring partner of one biglaw TX firm explicitly told me that was not true. I think Texans will NOT look negatively toward non-Texans for 2L SA. There might be some 1L SA suspicion though.
I think it really depends on the firm. I had a midLaw firm interviewer tell me that because I was from Houston and had no ties to Dallas, that there was no way they would hire me. The entire interview was about how I would hate Dallas since I was from Houston. On the other hand, I have had tons of out of state law school classmates get Big Law offers in all of the major metropolitan Texas cities. They all attended UT Law so I'm sure that has something to do with it.