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Contract2008

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Houston Legal Market
« on: February 19, 2007, 01:05:42 AM »

I understand that big law only look for top 10-15%, but what about mid-law? 

How hard is it to get an 80K starting job if you're from UH?   

What if you're from STCL?

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Re: Houston Legal Market
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 01:44:36 PM »
Don't really know about STCL, but the career services and professors here seem to think that if you really try you can get midlaw fairly easily, like even if you arent in the top 25 or even top 40

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Re: Houston Legal Market
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 08:46:21 PM »
I have 4 questions for you:

1) What's your definition of mid law; how many attorneys?

2) And, how much can they expect to get paid?

3) What about you and your classmates? Are you guys getting any summer clerk offers yet?  If so, what kind and how's the pay? 

4) How many people actually get jobs through On Campus Interview?  The ones who don't get jobs or don't qualify to get jobs from On Campus Interview, what other services through the university can they use that's helpful in finding jobs? 

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Re: Houston Legal Market
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007, 09:26:22 PM »
I have 4 questions for you:

1) What's your definition of mid law; how many attorneys?
I think the Career services lady said it was 25-50, but I'm a little unsure
2) And, how much can they expect to get paid?
It was in the 80-90K area

3) What about you and your classmates? Are you guys getting any summer clerk offers yet?  If so, what kind and how's the pay? 
A lot of people appear to have judicial internships or public intrest gigs the first summer.

4) How many people actually get jobs through On Campus Interview?  The ones who don't get jobs or don't qualify to get jobs from On Campus Interview, what other services through the university can they use that's helpful in finding jobs? 
Career services had it to be around 19-23%. I don't know from personal experience. I also dont know what other services. Sorry...


well I hope that at least helps a lil. good luck


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Re: Houston Legal Market
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 02:49:43 PM »

What about people in the bottom 50%.  How easily can they get jobs?