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Researching Employers

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 […]

Requesting Reciprocity to Visit Other Law Schools During the Winter Break

As some of you may find yourself seeking employment out of state, the CSO will facilitate reciprocity requests with other ABA-accredited law schools that accord reciprocal services to UT Law. This is a formal process that goes between one career office to another. Do not contact the school you are seeking reciprocity without the UT […]

AM Law 2013 Summer Associate Survey Released

The American Lawyer 2013 Summer Associate Survey (The American Lawyer, September 16, 2013) has been released. Findings from this annual survey of nearly 4,00 students at 134 law firms includes an overall summary of the summer of 20123, national rankings, and results by city.

Less Is More: 7 Advantages of Tweeting for a Job

(Vault Blogs, April 17, 2013 by Cathy Vandewater) Twitter is becoming the new job board—or so says the Wall Street Journal. The sprawling site, with its disjointed snippets of conversation, endless links and retweets, and tangled webs of followers can be tough to navigate. But master the waters, and you’ll have world of opportunity on […]

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 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 […]

Hottest and Coldest Practice Areas

(From The National Jurist, July 10, 2013 by Hillary Mantis): You want to focus your energy on practice areas where there are signs of growth, right? The economy does seem to be slowly improving, and with that, there are some areas that are getting hotter, according to Robert Denney Associates. As you think about upcoming fall […]

Vault Releases 2014 Regional Law Rankings

(From Vault Law Editors, Thursday, July 11, 2013): has just released its annual Regional Law Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific legal markets—including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New York City, Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Washington, DC. While the Vault Law 100 […]

Vault Releases 2014 Best Law Firms to Work For

(From Vault Law Editors, July 16, 2013): Vault recognizes that prestige is just one factor among many for law students and associates searching for the right law firm. For some candidates, quality of life weighs far more heavily in their considerations than a firm’s reputation in the community. That’s why each year Vault compiles its […]