2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:16 pm

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm

So if I have good grades (probably top 15-10%) at UT and LR, safe to assume I missed any firm I don't have a CB for yet?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Feeling worried. Only a few callbacks do far. Any chance for a few more?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Yeah 100%. Try not to worry too much. Some firms will only start the callback process after they interview at each school they send people to. Yes, the general rule is that good news comes quickly and bad news comes later in the form of a rejection letter, but it isn't always true. Also, the key is to get a job. The best firm is the one that will give you a chance.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:07 pm

BB Dallas offer

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Feeling worried. Only a few callbacks do far. Any chance for a few more?


Mass mail (if you haven't been already).

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 am

Now that callbacks/ offers are rolling - what is the state of the Houston market? Who are the top firms in 2017 and heading into the next few years? Who are the firms to stay away from?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!


OP here. Kirkland Houston callback on Friday, offer today.


Were you designated as a corporate or litigation summer?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!


OP here. Kirkland Houston callback on Friday, offer today.


Were you designated as a corporate or litigation summer?


Corporate. I told them I only was interested in transactional work.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!


OP here. Kirkland Houston callback on Friday, offer today.


Were you designated as a corporate or litigation summer?


Corporate. I told them I only was interested in transactional work.


Well, congratulations! Hopefully I'll be joining you, offer-wise. I know all the litigation-designated summers were given callbacks two days later than the corporate ones here (Non-Texas school), since there are fewer spots available.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did a CB with BB Houston. Nothing too different from other firms but I did note they are very proud of their conservative/quiet culture, the roots in the community, and the concept of the firm as institution with long relationships with certain clients. Some partners asked tougher questions about the energy industry but that was based on my expressing interest and them wanting to test me a little. Very similar to my other CBs.


Did they give you a timeline on how quick you would hear from them post callback other than "soon," or have you heard from them yet?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:29 pm

A wise TLS sage once wrote:There are about a billion threads about post callback timelines. Stop trying to start some bizarre cavemanlike superstitions about recruting patterns and send some god damn job applications.

Also, you rejection letter is most likely waiting to be sent by a secretary, you'll get it in a week or two.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:53 pm

Why post about callback timelines when you could be mass mailing?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:52 am

Anyone heard about Austin offers yet?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:23 am

Compilation of info from thread and grapevine, please keep posting CBs/Offers/Dings

CB HOUSTON
Winston Strawn
Baker Hostetler
V&E
Baker Botts
Bracewell
Vinson Elkins
Mayer Brown
Latham
Andrews Kurth
Bracewell
Gardere
Gibbs & Bruns
Jackson Walker
Jones Day
King & Spalding
Kirkland
Locke Lord
NRF
Orrick
Paul Hastings
Porter Hedges
Thompson Knight
Sidley
Akin Gump

CB DALLAS
Sidley
Akin Gump
Andrews Kurth
Jackson Walker
Kelly Hart
Gardere
NRF
Lock Lorde
Polsinelli
Jones Day
Strasburger
Thompson Knight
V&E
Holland & Knight
K&L
Hunton & Williams
Winston
Baker Botts
Fox
Weil
Alston
Dorsey
GIbson

DINGS
McDermott
HP

OFFERS
Baker Botts - Dallas
Kirkland - Houston
V&E - Houston
Jones Day - Dallas

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:23 pm

Baker Hostetler (Houston) ding

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:46 pm

Pillsbury NY ding (probably not relevant to most on here)

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:57 pm

Bracewell Dallas ding

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Any BB houston offers?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:20 pm

any BB NYC movement yet?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:42 pm

V&E Houston CB ding

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:54 am

Edited - TMI

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any BB houston offers?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:14 pm

Latham Houston has/is making offers.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham Houston has/is making offers.


As long as they don't fill up too quickly lol. Because of time constraints, I wasn't able to set my callback with them until next week.




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