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Interviewing Tips

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 […]

Career Resources in the Tarlton and CSO Libraries

You may search the CSO’s Online Resource Library’s catalog for career and professional development handouts, books, periodicals, online resources, as well as audio and video recordings of CSO panels and workshops. Books from the CSO Resource Library may be checked out from the CSO during office hours, which are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, in TNH […]

Be Prepared: How to Research Employers for Your Interviews

Joe Noel, Reference Librarian with the Tarlton Law Library, has produced a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation on how to use various resources available for researching employers including the NALP Directory, Chambers Associate, Vault Career Insider, The American Lawyer,, Lexis Advance, Law360, Westlaw Next, Bloomberg Law, and more. We encourage students to take a moment to […]

Interviewing Tips & Resources

Job interviews vary in style and format depending upon the interviewer and the applicant. The content, however, typically centers around two issues: what you can offer the employer and what the employer can offer you. Careful preparation will enable you to be more confident and present yourself as an attractive potential employee. Interview Guides on […]

U.S. Department of Justice Security and Suitability Review Process

From the  U.S. Department of Justice: If you are applying or have applied to the DOJ, please note that the determination of a candidate’s suitability is different from a security clearance. All attorneys and legal interns will have a suitability review and determination made by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) and, if a […]

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? […]

Law Firm Pronunciation Guide

Law Firm Pronunciation Guide Before your next interview, review our online Law Firm Pronunciation Guide to ensure you are pronouncing a firm’s name correctly. Many firm names may be pronounced differently than their spelling might lead you to believe.

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 […]

InterviewStream: New 24/7 Online Interview Platform Available to UT Law Students & Alumni

Whether you are new to interviewing, feel like you need some extra practice, or received a last-minute interview and do not have a lot of time to prepare, our new interview platform, InterviewStream, provides expert tips and the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills on your own schedule. Anytime. Anywhere. Using your own computer and […]