If you are a UT Law student or alumni, the CSO will facilitate reciprocity requests from other ABA-accredited law school that accord reciprocal services to UT Law. Please read the instructions below before submitting your reciprocity requests online.
Students from other ABA-accredited law schools should read the CSO Reciprocity Policy prior to asking their career services office to submit a request.
Instructions for UT Law Students & Alumni Requesting Reciprocity
This is a very formal process that goes between one career office to another. Do not contact the school you are seeking reciprocity without the UT Law CSO’s initial contact occurring first.
Here are some reminders about how reciprocity works:
- Each law school has their own policies and procedures regarding reciprocity. For instance, the vast majority of schools will require you to be physically present at their institution in order to obtain access to their job bank. Please check each school’s website to see about their guidelines (check out the links to reciprocity policies of the NALP member law schools).
- Each law school also has their own “black out” periods when they do not accept reciprocity requests due to on-campus interview seasons. These dates are listed on their websites.
- Please note that the South Texas College of Law, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center will honor a request to only one of these schools in the Houston area.
- Arizona law schools generally will not grant reciprocity due to the high volume of requests that they receive.
- After you have reviewed each school’s reciprocity policy, you may submit your request online for up to four law schools throughout Texas and the U.S. at a time.
- If reciprocity is granted, you should honor the reciprocity policy of the host school(s), which will be outlined in the email you receive granting reciprocity. It is your responsibility to contact that school’s career office and arrange a date and time to visit. Make sure to ask how they would like for you to store any job bank information (flash drive, CD, webmail, etc.). Take a copy of the letter granting your reciprocity and a photo I.D.
Mandi Villarreal, our Resource Coordinator, will copy you on all correspondence between the CSO and the school(s) to which you’re seeking reciprocity. She will let you know whether a law school is in a black out period when you request or if there are any other issues that come up. If you have any questions, please contact Mandi at 512-232-1150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSO Reciprocity Policy
The University of Texas School of Law Career Services Office grants reciprocal services to students and graduates of ABA-accredited law schools that accord reciprocal services to UT Law students and graduates. In the case of schools that only permit reciprocity on a one-to-one basis, we will limit the number of referrals in the same manner. If you would like to establish reciprocity with The University of Texas School of Law, contact the career services office of your law school and request a letter be sent by email to Mandi Villarreal, Resource Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Reciprocity, if granted, will be for a three-month period from the date of approval, excluding blackout periods. Please provide us with the approximate dates you will be visiting our office. You must wait until you have received a copy of our letter granting reciprocity before visiting our office, and must bring the approval letter and a photo ID with you.
- Reciprocity includes access to CSO Library Resources (handouts, employer binders, directories, books and periodicals) and on-site viewing of CSO Job Bank.
- Reciprocity does not include individual career counseling, resume or cover letter review, access to password-protected online resources on the CSO website, and use of the fax machine or copier. Visitors may not borrow or remove reference materials from the CSO Resource Library.
- Reciprocity will be unavailable during our fall and spring recruiting periods; i.e., July 1-November 30 and January 30-March 1. CSO resources are only available to UT Law students and alumni during this time.
- Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m. if you will need our resources the same day.
The Career Services Office reserves the right to adjust stated policy with or without notice and may revoke privileges extended to individuals who abuse the facilities, services, or staff.