The University of Texas School of Law is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all of its students and alumni, and is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability. The facilities of the Career Services Office may be denied to employers whose behavior contravenes The University's policy based on the above-listed factors. Please note that students may file an informal or formal grievance against an employer who asks discriminatory questions in any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the Law School. Employers posting a job announcement or utilizing our facilities agree to comply with our Nondiscriminatory and Equal Opportunity Policy.
Posted positions must include:
• position title
• position location
• minimum required qualifications, skills and education
• summary description of the position
• application deadline, if any
• contact information; e.g. name, email, phone number, address
• person submitting the posting
All jobs/internships posted with the The University of Texas School of Law must be bona fide employment opportunities. Other business ventures, including opportunities that require an initial investment, involve multi-level marketing or are independent contracting, are excluded from posting. This policy extends to job bulletins and our web-based system and on-campus recruiting activities, including career fairs.
Positions will be posted within three business days. Postings will remain online for a period of 60 days unless you designate your own deadline date or inform The University of Texas School of Law that the position has been filled. The information entered on the job posting will be used in its exact form. Before submitting, please verify that all information is correct. By submitting a job posting, you are agreeing not to hold The University of Texas School of Law responsible for errors submitted through this form. In general, the employer should always be identified. However, blind postings are allowed. All information regarding a job posting is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation of a position posted and/or the employer will result in immediate removal of the posting and will disqualify the individual/employer from further participation in the posting service. The content of the advertisements posted are submitted by employers and are not drafted by The University of Texas School of Law staff.
Job postings encouraging the unauthorized practice of law will not be accepted. Law students may perform legal work only under the supervision of an attorney and so long as it is the lawyer who takes the work, vouches for it to the client, and is responsible to the client. An unsupervised law student who engages in legal representation or gives legal advice is no different from any other non-lawyer who also gives legal advice. A law student who undertakes legal representation without supervision of a licensed attorney may be subject to criminal or civil penalties for the unauthorized practice of law.
The American Bar Association prohibits students from working more than 20 hours a week in any semester in which they are enrolled for 12 credit hours or more.
A lawyer cannot delegate his professional responsibility to a law student employed in his office. He may avail himself of the assistance of the student in many of the files of the lawyer's work, such as examination of case law, finding and interviewing witnesses, making collections of claims, examining court records, delivering papers, conveying important messages, and other similar matters. But the student is not permitted, until he is admitted to the Bar, to perform the professional functions of a lawyer, such as conducting court trials, giving professional advice to clients or drawing legal documents for them. The student in all his work must act as agent for the lawyer employing him, who must supervise his work and be responsible for his good conduct. ABA Opinion 85 (1932)
Each state has jurisdiction over the practice of law and has established rules and regulations to govern that practice. It is the responsibility of the student to determine from the laws of the state in which he may accept legal work any requirements related to attorney supervision of legal work and any additional student practice rules.
A lay person who seeks legal services often is not in a position to judge whether he will receive proper professional attention. The entrustment of a legal matter may well involve the confidences, the reputation, the property, the freedom or even the life of the client. Proper protection of members of the public demands that no person be permitted to act in the confidential and demanding capacity of a lawyer unless he is subject to the regulations of the legal profession.
A person who entrusts legal matters to a lawyer is protected by the attorney-client privilege and by the duty of the lawyer to hold inviolate the confidences and secrets of the client. Entrusting legal matters to a non-lawyer does not provide those same protections.
The University of Texas School of Law reserves the right at its sole discretion not to post positions from employers who have been the subject of serious or repeated complaints from students or alumni; e.g., regarding abusive or inappropriate behavior, failure to pay or pay promptly, required activities or tasks that are dangerous or not stated in the job description. The institution also reserves the right at its sole discretion to not post any position announcement, or to remove any posting, that we otherwise feel is inappropriate for our students.
Organizations recruiting through The University of Texas School of Law agree to contact the Career Services Office when their position is closed, canceled or changed and to give notification of any students or graduates hired.
The University of Texas School of Law does not in any way warrant or guarantee that responses to any job postings will result in employment. The University of Texas School of Law also does not in any way warrant or guarantee that any job postings will result in applicants to the company.