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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.

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How to Nail the On-Campus Interview

(August 7, 2014 via The American Lawyer): Grover Cleveland, author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer, gives law students tips on surviving (and winning) on-campus interviews via his article “How to Nail the On-Campus Interview” on The American Lawyer.

Vault’s Best Law Firms to Work For

(From Vault.com – Nicole Webber | July 08, 2014) While prestige is certainly an important factor in the law firm job-seeking process, there are many other aspects of firm life to consider as well. In Vault’s annual Law Firm Associate Survey nearly 17,000 associates rated and commented on various areas of their work life including […]

5 Questions for Summer Associates & Interns

Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners, recently posted these useful tips. From her June 2014 enewsletter: 5 Questions for Summer Associates & Interns If you started work a few weeks ago as a summer associate or intern, by now, you should feel fairly comfortable around the office. You should know something about […]

Getting the Most From Your Summer Clerkship

Gavin Villarreal, ’98, a partner at Baker Botts (Austin), discusses how summer clerks can learn the most and maximize the odds of getting an employment offer when the summer ends in the article “Getting the Most From Your Summer Clerkship” (Gavin Villarreal, Texas Lawyer, June 9, 2014). Learn how to work with a mentor, produce […]

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 […]

Sublite: A Student-to-Student Subletting Network

Founded by students at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, SubLite provides an easy solution to finding the perfect summer sublet for university students across the United States. Unlike other housing platforms, all users are verified using their school email addresses. There are currently more than 2,200 users from undergraduate, law, and business school across […]

Summer Associate Writing Tips

As many of you prepare for your summer clerkships and internships, keep in mind the importance of producing solid writing samples. We encourage you to read the article “Summer Associate Writing Tips (Don’t Believe Everything You Learned in Law School)” from Bloomberg Law (Marilyn Bush LeLeiko, March 19, 2012), which provides helpful rules such as: […]

10 Things You Need To Know This Summer

Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners, recently posted these useful tips. From her April 23, 2014 enewsletter: The most successful summer associates, interns and new hires enter the workforce with strong technical skills. However, employers consistently report that soft skills—social graces, communication skills, positive personal habits, friendliness and optimism—often determine whether summer […]

Available Online: Recordings of CSO Panels & Workshops

Did you miss a program this past year? You may now review many of the panels and workshops presented by the Career Services Office this past year (UT EID required): Government Career Panel & Workshops International Law Career Panels Judical Clerkship and Internship Workshop & Panels Law Firm Career Panels Nonpracticing / Alternative Career Panels […]