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Working Toward a Career

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As an incoming UT Freshlaw, you may believe your legal career begins when you graduate and receive your J.D. In truth, your career has already begun. All of your class work, extracurricular activities, community service and work experience you already have and will acquire during law school will shape your career.

Judicial Clerkships

UT Law has one of the most ambitious judicial clerkship programs in the nation, and we encourage first-year students to consider clerkships early on.

Read More About Judicial Internships and Clerkships »

Career Services Office

The Career Services Office (CSO) will assist you with your career goals by informing you of career options, providing job search strategies and resources, and connecting you with potential employers. The CSO offers one-on-one career counseling and resume/cover letter reviews, presents on-campus interview programs with more than 30 off-campus recruitment opportunities, maintains an online job bank and resource library, and provides many more career resources such as mock interviews, career development handbooks and networking receptions.

Read More About the Career Services Office »

Sunflower Ceremony

At UT Law, commencement is celebrated with the Sunflower Ceremony – a long-standing tradition established in 1883. Instead of adorning the traditional cap and gown at graduation, UT Law students wear white and are presented a sunflower as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma.

Read More About the Sunflower Ceremony Tradition »

Links for Admitted Students

Texas Law Showcase

Important Dates

February 24
Los Angeles Regional Admitted Student Reception
February 26
Dallas Regional Admitted Student Reception
February 27
Equal Justice and G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship Applications Due
March 4
Houston Regional Admitted Student Reception
March 26 & 27
Admitted Students Days
April 10
Optional Mini Visit
April 15
Deposit Deadline
June 5
Letter of Intent
July 24
Party on the Patio
August 20, 21 & 24
Orientation - Mandatory Sessions
August 22 & 23
Orientation - Optional Weekend Activities
August 25
Reading day
August 26
Classes Begin
UT Law Admissions 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705 admissions@law.utexas.edu (512) 232-1200 6882