Robby Reeb Quoted in 'Texas Lawyer' on Transition From Student to Associate


The article, titled “New Associates Discuss the Unexpected Changes of Going from Student to Associate,” appeared in the Oct. 27, 2014, edition of the magazine as part of Texas Lawyer‘s annual report on new associate hires. In addition to survey data, the report included several associates’ responses to the question: “What is an unexpected change you’ve experienced in the transition from student to full-time lawyer?”

“Time flies,” Mr. Reeb said. “Law school is a generally passive environment, where sitting and listening in class can make minutes feel like hours. The work environment is far more active, with each day bringing new challenges and problems to solve. Some workdays feel shorter than a commercial paper class ever did.”

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Mr. Reeb is an associate in the Real Estate section at Jackson Walker. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an intern to the Honorable Judge Melody M. Wilkinson for the Tarrant County 17th District Court, where he conducted legal research and wrote memoranda with recommendations for summary judgment proceedings. In terms of his personal background, Mr. Reeb was born and raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School in 2007.