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2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:12 pm
by Anonymous User
Past years' threads have been pretty informative, so hopefully this can be a good hub for exchanging news on Texas 1L SA positions.

I'm assuming there's been no real movement yet. Sent out applications on Dec 1. BB Dallas said to update with grades - just an automated response. Jackson Walker Dallas extended holiday reception invite.

T20, native Texan, Texas undergrad, non-URM, limited work experience.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:45 pm
by Anonymous User
Baker Hostetler Houston says their summer class is full.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:10 pm
by Anonymous User
T6 Native Texan and Texas UG; Submitted 12/01

Invited to BB Hou/KE Hou/JD Dallas receptions by upperclassmen but not through the firms themselves. JW Hou invited me to a reception.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:55 pm
by Anonymous User
Just got an invite for TK Hou but I won't be in town for the date. Should I send a thank you but cannot attend email or just don't respond? I applied there.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:25 pm
by Anonymous User
Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 pm
by Anonymous User
Baker McKenzie Dallas and Houston 1L apps are open.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:49 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...


FWIW Gardere and Sidley are in the same building. Last year I knew several people who hit 3 receptions in a single evening, so it is definitely doable.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:02 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...


FWIW Gardere and Sidley are in the same building. Last year I knew several people who hit 3 receptions in a single evening, so it is definitely doable.


Did those people end up doing fine with the firms, or were they affected negatively at all by not staying for the entire reception?

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:29 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...


FWIW Gardere and Sidley are in the same building. Last year I knew several people who hit 3 receptions in a single evening, so it is definitely doable.


Did those people end up doing fine with the firms, or were they affected negatively at all by not staying for the entire reception?


Anecdotally they seemed to do roughly as well as anyone else. These receptions are generally structured as a "come as you please" type event. It mostly involves standing in various circles making small talk with attorneys. As long as you meet a few people at each event and make a decent impression, you will be fine leaving early or showing up late. Firms know the game.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:27 pm
by emkay625
Lit boutiques often hire 1Ls but don't get as many applicants. Hit them up. PM me if you have questions.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:29 pm
by emkay625
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...


FWIW Gardere and Sidley are in the same building. Last year I knew several people who hit 3 receptions in a single evening, so it is definitely doable.


Did this throughout OCI. The important thing is you pick up your nametag, talk to recruiting, and have 1 or 2 conversations you could then reference later in an interview. You can get in and out of a recruiting reception in 30 minutes.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm
by Anonymous User
Any confirmed movement yet other than reception invites/grade requests? Any interview invites?

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:28 pm
by Anonymous User
Holiday reception invite for V&E Houston but nothing else so far

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:36 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Just got an invite for TK Hou but I won't be in town for the date. Should I send a thank you but cannot attend email or just don't respond? I applied there.


Might be a good idea to email and let them know you won't be in town and emphasize your continued interest in the firm. You could also reach out to UG/law school alumni at TK to see if they'd be willing to grab a coffee during the dates you're in town.

Disclaimer: I'm a fellow 1L so take this advice with a grain of salt. Just what I'd do in the same situation.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got an invite for TK Hou but I won't be in town for the date. Should I send a thank you but cannot attend email or just don't respond? I applied there.


Might be a good idea to email and let them know you won't be in town and emphasize your continued interest in the firm. You could also reach out to UG/law school alumni at TK to see if they'd be willing to grab a coffee during the dates you're in town.

Disclaimer: I'm a fellow 1L so take this advice with a grain of salt. Just what I'd do in the same situation.


Thanks for the reply. I think that's fair. I don't think it can hurt, only help. Good advice on the alumnus part too.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 pm
by GorillaWarfare
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?

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:15 pm
by Roy McAvoy
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.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:36 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Gardere, Sidley, and Norton Rose Fulbright Dallas receptions are all at the exact same time...


Add BB to this list. At least theirs starts an hour earlier than the others.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:08 pm
by poptart123
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?

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:14 pm
by ausimpv
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.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:25 pm
by Anonymous User
ausimpv wrote:
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.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:21 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
ausimpv wrote:
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 seems like the general receptions are for anybody who applies, but I've been invited to some specifically for my school or my school + another (T6).

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
ausimpv wrote:
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 seems like the general receptions are for anybody who applies, but I've been invited to some specifically for my school or my school + another (T6).


Interesting, are these T6 receptions at the big three firms? I didn't think there'd be enough T6 people with TX ties to justify a separate reception

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
ausimpv wrote:
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 seems like the general receptions are for anybody who applies, but I've been invited to some specifically for my school or my school + another (T6).


Interesting, are these T6 receptions at the big three firms? I didn't think there'd be enough T6 people with TX ties to justify a separate reception


Neither are big 3 firms but both I've been invited to are V20 or higher... so you can probably make a pretty good guess.

Re: 2018 Texas 1L SA Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
ausimpv wrote:
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 seems like the general receptions are for anybody who applies, but I've been invited to some specifically for my school or my school + another (T6).


Interesting, are these T6 receptions at the big three firms? I didn't think there'd be enough T6 people with TX ties to justify a separate reception


Neither are big 3 firms but both I've been invited to are V20 or higher... so you can probably make a pretty good guess.


Houston?

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