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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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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 […]

Using Lexis Advance to Research OCI Employers

Jaclyn Olivas, the LexisNexis Account Executive for UT Law, has prepared the document “Fall OCI Interview Prep for The University of Texas School of Law” (Word; UT-EID required) to help you learn more about employers prior to your interview. This document jumps directly to materials on Lexis Advance that will enable you to impress interviewers […]

Salary Negotiations 101

Engaging in salary negotiations simply to conform to preconceived salary expectations or to gain a slight salary increase is needless and may jeopardize an offer of employment. Knowing whether negotiations are warranted takes factual investigation and self-awareness. Learn some of the right reasons to engage in salary negotiations via the article “Salary Negotiations 101″ (Carla […]

Secrets to Succeeding at Your Summer Job

Whether you are working in a large or small firm, government agency, business, or public interest organization this summer, there are steps you can take now to make sure your summer’s a success via tips found in the article  “Secrets to Succeeding at Your Summer Job” (Hillary Mantis, The National Jurist, June 14, 2012).

How to Get a Job

Tom Leatherbury, co-head of the appellate practice group at Vinson & Elkins (Dallas) and the chairman of the firm’s talent management committee, recently wrote an article on “How to Get a Job” in Texas Lawyer (May 20, 2013). As law school graduations bring three years of study to a close, some graduates are still trying […]

Business Journals / Book of Lists Available Online

UT Law students, alumni and faculty may find links to the following online Business Journals and Book of Lists for the following cities via the online CSO Resource Library or the University of Texas Libraries BizJournal portal. You may either view online or download the PDF of the full text of each publication. These publications […]

Public Defender Corps Spotlight: Mary Murphy, ’11

Recently, Equal Justice at Work (March 2013) chatted with two members of their Public Defender Corps (PDC), a joint program between Equal Justice Works and Gideon’s Promise. Mary Murphy,’11, and Christen Chapman are members of the PDC Class of 2011, and work together at the Orleans Public Defender in New Orleans, LA.  Learn a bit […]

UT Law Professional Development Institute – Register by Thursday, March 28

There are a limited number of seats still available for the 2013 UT Law Professional Development Institute (PDI). The PDI is designed with feedback from employers to help you succeed in interviews and the workplace. Learn what you really need to know outside the classroom from dynamic and entertaining speakers. Demonstrate to employers with whom […]

Six Steps to Jump-Start a Spring Job Search

Now is the right time to jump-start your job search using the six steps below, which are outlined on Susan Gainen’s Pass the Baton blog. Check your tool box (resume, contact lists, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles). Check in with the Career Services Office. Explore practice areas. Explore writing competitions. Commit to networking with one new lawyer […]