I haven't posted in a long time.
I'm a 1L at UT, I have a firm job set up for the summer in a market outside of Texas but near my hometown. The firm was very impressed that I had left my midwest home to go to "such a fine law school" and gave me an offer without seeing my first semester grades. I do have a solid undergraduate record, but no work experience. I hope all is well, I'll check this thread.