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- 3:30pm 2012-04-10T17:00-05:00
Preparing For Your Law Firm Clerkship
In the first hour, learn the tips and tools you’ll need to succeed as a summer associate at a small or large firm. Panelists include Jennifer Poppe '98, Hiring Partner at Vinson & Elkins (Dallas); Gretchen Rollins, Global Hiring Manager, Entry Level, at Vinson & Elkins (Dallas); Amber MacIver '06, Associate at Baker Botts L.L.P. (Austin); and John Broussard '04, Associate at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. (Houston). Moderated by Tracy McCormack, Director of Advocacy Programs at UT Law.
At 4:30 p.m., speak with Tarlton Law Librarians about legal research strategies for summer clerkship assignments. They’ll discuss how to familiarize yourself with your firm's research environment, what questions to ask when you receive an assignment, and best practices for deciding where to start your research. Examples of actual summer assignments from law firms will be presented.
Refreshments will be served. RSVP on UT Law Symplicity by Monday, April 9, by selecting the 'Events' tab.
Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2012/04/10/13525/
- 11:30am 2012-04-11T12:30-05:00
Public Interest Fellowships Advice
Nicole Simmons, Public Interest Career Counselor with the CSO, along with 3Ls who have secured postgraduate fellowships, will discuss some of the more popular project-based fellowships obtained by UT Law graduates. Panelists will discuss the application process and provide strategies for putting together a competitive fellowship application. Panelists include Meredith Shytles ’11, Skadden Foundation Fellowship with Disability Rights Texas (Austin); Christine Nishimura ’12, Equal Justice Works Postgraduate Fellowship with Disability Rights Texas (Austin) sponsored by Texas Access to Justice Foundation & Greenberg Traurig LLP; Amelia Ruiz Fischer ’12, Equal Justice Works Postgraduate Fellowship with Texas Civil Rights Project (Austin) sponsored by Akin Gump; Keegan Warren-Clem ’12, Equal Justice Works Postgraduate Fellowship with Texas Legal Services Center (Austin) sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation; and Michael Cowles '12, Glickman Fellowship.
Lunch will be served. RSVP by Tuesday, April 10, on UT Law Symplicity by selecting the “Events” tab.
Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2012/04/11/14135/
- 2:30pm 2012-04-11T16:30-05:00
CSO Open House
- 12:30pm 2012-04-12T13:30-05:00
How to Apply for Judicial Clerkships
This is the second of two mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls who will be applying for judicial clerkships. UT Law Judicial Clerkship Advisors will discuss the clerkship application process in detail including summer deadlines and the two online systems students will be using to apply for clerkships.
Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2012/04/12/13526/
- 11:30am 2012-04-13T12:30-05:00
Federal Courts Judicial Clerkship Panel
A panel of Texas federal judges will discuss judicial clerkships at their courts and what students can do to make themselves competitive clerkship candidates. Panelists include Judge Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Judge Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Judge Craig Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas; and Magistrate Judge David Counts, U.S. Magistrate Court for the Northern District of Texas. Moderated by Dean Stefanie Lindquist. The Clerkship Advisors encourage 2Ls and 3Ls applying for judicial clerkships this year and 1Ls hoping to apply next summer to attend this panel.
RSVP on UT Law Symplicity by Thursday, April 12, by selecting the 'Events' tab.
Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2012/04/13/11918/