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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 […]

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 […]

Free CLE for UT Law Students: Ethical Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association has invited UT Law students to join them at their General Membership/CLE meeting featuring “Ethical Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice.” A four-member panel, consisting of Amie Rodnick, ‘78, Kiele Linroth Pace, ‘00, Jana Terry, and Shannon Hutcheson, ‘96, will each discuss their experiences with ethical issues in starting […]

Free CLE for UT Law Students: A Survey of Texas Legal Updates on Friday, April 25, 2014

A Survey of Texas Legal Updates (CLE) Friday, April 25, all day at the Texas Law Center in downtown Austin The Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas is presenting a full-day CLE event, “A Survey of Texas Legal Updates,” in Austin on Friday, April 25, at the Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado […]

10 Things Summer Hires Must Know

Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners, recently posted these useful tips. From her March 20, 2014 enewsletter: The most successful summer associates and interns enter the workforce prepared to succeed. Whether you are a career services professional or a recruiting and training professional, make sure every summer hire knows the following 10 […]

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 […]

UT Law Student Business Cards: Order Online by February 13, 2014

The Action Committee for Career Services is providing students the opportunity to purchase 250 student business cards for $25. Ordering business cards is an easy two-step process. Submit your order online and then go to the ordering site to complete you order. You will then immediately see a proof online before finalizing your order. Orders […]

How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn

Ever wondered how to make your profile stand out on LinkedIn, or whether people who use the site actually find jobs with it? While the article “How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn” (Vault Blogs, January 23, 2014) is a broad overview of using LinkedIn, remember that most legal recruiters will check to see if […]