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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 well-written work, and receive substantive feedback during your summer clerkship.

Litigation and Advocacy Directors Conference in Austin – Registration scholarship request due June 6, 2014

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s annual Litigation and Advocacy Directors Conference, will be held July 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, TX.  NLADA’s Litigation and Advocacy Directors’ Conference is a national gathering of experienced advocacy leaders designed to foster peer interaction and learning on the most important litigation and other strategic advocacy issues affecting legal aid programs and the communities they serve. For more information about the conference, review the attached brochure.

A limited number of scholarships for conference registration are available. Any students interested in attending one day or the entire conference should contact Sonja Hartley, at by Friday, June 6, 2014.

Law Firm Summer Receptions for Rising 2Ls (Class of 2016)

Each summer, many law firms across the country hosts receptions so rising 2Ls may learn more about the firms and become acquainted with attorneys and recruiting staff prior to Fall OCI. Invitations will be sent directly by the firms; however, you may also see the complete list  on UT Law Symplicity and select the ‘Events’ tab. We encourage you to check the calendar throughout the summer.

Unless stated otherwise, business casual attire is appropriate.

  • Akerman LLP Law Student Reception (Miami, FL) – July 22, 2014
  • Baker & McKenzie 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion (New York, NY) – June 10, 2014
  • Baker & McKenzie 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion (San Francisco, CA) – June 12, 2014
  • Baker & McKenzie 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion (Washington, DC) – June 11, 2014
  • Cadwalader Pre-OCI Reception (New York, NY) –  June 16, 2014
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel Rising 2L Reception (New York, NY) – June 16, 2014
  • Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Reception (Boston, MA) – June 09, 2014
  • Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Reception (Los Angeles, CA) – June 11, 2014
  • Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Reception (New York, NY) – June 12, 2014
  • Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Reception (Northern CA) – June 12, 2014
  • Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Reception (Washington, DC) – June 12, 2014
  • Holland & Hart Rising 2L Reception (Denver, CO) – July 09, 2014
  • Lathan & Watkins Pre-OCI Reception (Costa Mesa, CA) – June 19, 2014
  • Proskauer Rising 2L Reception (Los Angeles, CA) – June 24, 2014
  • Simpson Thacher Open House (Palo Alto, CA) – July 23, 2014
  • Skadden Reception for Rising 2Ls (New York, NY) – June 24, 2014
  • The Kate Stoneman Project (New York, NY) – June 17, 2014

Sports Lawyers Association Networking Event in New York on June 10, 2014 – RSVP

The Sports Lawyers Association, along with the ISDE/St. John’s LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law, invites UT Law students and alumni to a free networking event and panel discussion:

Cross-Border and International Aspects of New Media
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

6:00- 6:30 p.m. – Networking reception
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Panel with Q&A afterwards

Panelists include Anil George, VP & Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.; Sarah Horvitz, Senior Counsel, MLB Advanced Media; Daniel A. Malin, Counsel, NFL; and Guiselle Torres, Legal Counsel, MLS. Moderated by Anthony Dreyer, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates.

Please RSVP to Itziar Murillo at 610-608-6982 or

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 of different industries and occupations.
  • Career e-books: Download full text career guides on everything from Interviewing and structuring your resume, to in-depth overviews of industries, employers, and even general career topics.
  • Company Profiles: Research thousands of company reports and access relevant information about potential employers. Vault surveys thousands of employees each year about their company culture, salaries, interviewing process and much more. Vault compiles this information in order to provide you a competitive advantage over others.
  • Articles, Blogs, & News: Stay current on trends, score advice, and comment on a wide variety of career topics.

Please visit the CSO website to access the Vault Career Insider login page. Please note that this link is exclusive to UT Law students. Users will still have the opportunity to create individual user profiles to take advantage of personalized options (My Vault, Job Board).

Share the Wealth Clerkship Program

Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO)’s Share the Wealth Clerkship Program is a special opportunity to be considered for multiple federal district court clerkships in one interview: rising 2Ls and 3Ls and recent graduates interested in a federal judicial clerkship are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The application process is ongoing for seven district court interview opportunities for the 2015-16 clerkship term. The deadline to apply for the 2014 interviewing session is August 18, 2014.

To apply, please carefully review the application instructions and clerkship announcement.

Share the Wealth is a referral program run by judges in partnership with JTB-APO. Participating judges screen qualified law student applicants, conduct panel interviews with twelve students, and consider them for clerkship positions. At the conclusion of this initial process, students who are not extended an offer by one of the judges may have their application packages shared with additional judges who have requested to receive information on applicants through JTB-APO. Many judges contact JTB-APO to seek assistance in identifying competitive candidates from diverse backgrounds for consideration.

A comprehensive list of minority judges in the United States is available online.

Nonpracticing Opportunities: Boston Consulting Group Webinars (Summer 2014)

The Boston Consulting Group invites law students and attorneys to join as many of the webinars below as you would like to learn more of what it’s like to be a consultant if you choose a nonpracticing career path with your J.D. You may register online for the session(s) you would like to attend.

Once registered, a BCG representative will follow-up within a few business days with the sign-in information. If you have any questions, contact

Powering Autos to 2020:  Era of the Electric Car?
Thursday, May 28, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. (Central)
Xavier Mosquet, Partner, Detroit – Leader of BCG’s Global Automotive Practice.

Six Simple Rules – How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated
Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. (Central)
Stephen Waddell, Principal, Chicago.

ACA’s Unintended Consequences:  The Rise of Private Exchanges
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. (Central)
Daniel Gorlin, Principal, Chicago – JD.

Energy Practice: Driving Organizational Efficiency
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. (Central)
Discover the power of an Activity-Based-Optimization (ABO) tool and how it can turn a comprehensive diagnostic into real-world initiatives, process streamlining, and significant cost reduction. Paul Goydan, Partner, Houston and Mike Lyons, Principal, Houston and Bridget Franklin, Consultant, Houston – Ph.D.

Public Sector: Youth Safety
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. (Central)
Learn how BCG used advanced analytics to develop a plan for improving youth safety across Miami-Dade County and within Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Ben Flusberg, Project Leader, Atlanta, PhD; Jonathan Tugman, Consultant, Atlanta.

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 firms.

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 the country. Enhanced search functionality captures the essence of an ideal sublet for university students including proximity to workplace, cost per week, occupancy, and privacy.

Sublite for UT Law Students (UT EID required)

Note: You must have an UT Mail (i.e., email address to be able to register for a full-service account, which will be available through August 2014.

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Ms. JD 2014 Summer Public Service Scholarships Available – Apply by May 23, 2014

Ms. JD has announced that five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public service work this summer. Winners will post on the blog each month this summer to start a discussion about the unique role of women public interest attorneys in the profession. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.

Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2014 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of six weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Judicial internships are also eligible; however, you may not apply if you are also receiving academic credit. Students need not have a placement at the time of their application, but must send an offer letter to Ms. JD by the beginning of the summer.

This year, applicants are asked to post their essays directly to the Ms. JD blog. In 1000 words or less, please respond to the following prompt:

What’s the best advice you never got when it comes to law school, lawyering, or public interest law? Choose a situation and provide 2-3 concrete tips that would have made the biggest difference in how you tackled it.

The winning essays will be those that tackle a relatable situation and provide concrete advice. Use your Ms. JD account to post your essay and if you don’t yet have an account, register online at

In addition to posting your response, please send a resume, your anticipated employer, and any other sources of summer funding you will be receiving to Please include your Ms. JD user ID in either a cover letter or in the plain text of your email.  Applications are due no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.



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