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.
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.
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.
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.