I hear you can get them at NW without too much difficulty, but not so at UT.
Don't know where you heard that, but plenty of UT 1Ls will be enjoying high paying big-law summers this year.
Sorry to see you go Sladkaya, but glad things seem to be working out!
I heard it from MindTheGap, so it must be true...lol. UChicago trolling, you know. It's all anecdotal.
What % would you say = plenty? What grade percentile do you need at UT to be competitive for those internships? I think MTG has a top 10% UT friend that couldn't get a summer 1L big law intership.
Grades don't really matter for 1L biglaw. The ones that do get hired are the ones that have prior connections or are looking to work in IP. This is the same for most schools, not just UT. If you're looking for corporate work, it's basically a crapshoot.