The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Main menu:

About the Blog

A resource for students at The University of Texas School of Law regarding the on-campus and off-campus application and interview process, as well as news about upcoming career panels and professional development workshops.

CSO Homepage

feed icon linkedin icon twitter icon

Fall OCI

Law Firm Summer Receptions for Rising 2Ls (Class of 2016)

Each summer, many law firms across the country hosts receptions so rising 2Ls may learn more about the firms and become acquainted with attorneys and recruiting staff prior to Fall OCI. Invitations will be sent directly by the firms; however, you may also see the complete list  on UT Law Symplicity and select the ‘Events’ […]

Vault Career Insider Now Available

UT Law students now have access to the Vault Career Insider, which is is an educational tool that provides you unlimited, online access to comprehensive career information and management tools. It includes access to: Industry and Professions: Build the foundation for your career search by researching a broad range of disciplines with quick, easy-to-read profiles […]

Advice from Big Firm Summer Associates Who Got Offers

What do summer associates need to know to succeed? Students are encouraged to read the article “Advice from Big Firm Summer Associates Who Got Offers” (Jeanne Graham, Texas Lawyer, May 19, 2014) to obtain advice from UT Law 2013 grads, Jennifer Cannan and Kevin Hess, and others, who worked as summer associates at their respective […]

What Employers Really Value

As many of you gear up for Spring OCI and job fairs, we encourage you to read the article “What Employers Really Value” in ABA’s Student Lawyer (Vol. 42, No. 6, February 2014). Erin Binns, Director of Career Planning at Marquette University Law School, states that “despite all the hype (especially at this time of […]

Five Tips for Callback Interviews

Mary Crane, author of “Starting Work for Interns, New Hires, and Summer Associates”, and a past speaker at the UT Law Professional Development Institute, has the following tips for students who have callback interviews: Be prepared. Carry several copies of your resume in a portfolio with a pen. Arrive with several specific questions to ask. […]

The Careerist: Interview Tricks You Should Know

(The Am Law Daily; August 15, 2013 by Vivia Chen) The on-campus interview season is about is under way, and you are probably feeling very anxious. What will those firms ask you? What should you ask them? Will they figure out that you are a total fraud and have absolutely no useful skill to offer? […]

Three-Minute Videos on Interviewing and Etiquette Tips

Want to know how to succeed at on-campus interviews, receptions and callbacks?  Morgan Matson, ’99, President of Preferred Counsel Legal Placement Services (San Antonio), offers the following interviewing and etiquette tips. These short videos – most of which are under three minutes –  include tips on how to sell yourself in a 20-minute interview, what […]

Peer-to-Peer Employer Insights

Peer-to-Peer Employer Insights In addition to your employer research, get insider perspectives from 3Ls who have generously volunteered their time to answer your questions. To talk to 3Ls about any of the employers listed on the Peer-to-Peer Employer Insights webpage, please send a request to cso@law.utexas.edu with the name(s) of the employer/location you are interested in […]

Top 10 Tips from Legal Recruiters: How to Land an Interview

To help you prepare for Fall OCI and summer/fall off-campus interviews, take a moment to review “Top 10 Tips from Legal Recruiters: How to Land an Interview” (Hilary Mantis, The National Jurist, June 6, 2013).

Resume and Cover Letter Review Available

Please contact cso@law.utexas.edu or your career counselor directly if you would like to have your applications materials reviewed. We encourage you to send your resume and cover letters (if applicable) as soon as possible in order to give the counselors time to return your materials so you can submit your bids for Fall OCI and/or […]