2012 Archive

Using Informational Interviews to Build Your Network

Networking is sometimes seen as a frightening process that many people believe they’ll fail. What you may not realize is that networking is just a way of meeting people—people who might help you find a job. Networking is not exclusive to receptions. One of the best ways to network is actually meeting people one-on-one for […]

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New “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan to Launch December 21, 2012

New “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Final regulations implementing the President’s “Pay As You Earn” repayment initiative have just been published.  The regulations provide for reduced payments for some federal student loan borrowers and improve the federal student loan disability discharge process.  Highlights include: Eligible borrowers: Must not owe a balance on […]

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Requesting Reciprocity to Visit Other Law Schools During the Winter Break

As some of you may find yourself seeking employment out of state, the CSO will facilitate reciprocity requests with other ABA-accredited law schools that accord reciprocal services to UT Law. This is a formal process that goes between one career office to another. Do not contact the school you are seeking reciprocity without the UT […]

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A Day in the Life: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

A Day in the Life: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (via Vault Blogs, by Piyali Syam, December 5, 2012): Adriana Rodriguez’s (UT Law Class of 2011) Equal Justice Works Fellowship brought her back to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, where she grew up. During her two years as a Teach for America Corps Member placed at […]

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Private and Public Sector Diversity Fellowships & Scholarships 2013

Each year, the CSO receives information on diversity programs in both the private (law firm/corporate) and public (government/judicial/public interest) sectors. 1Ls may apply starting December 1. For more information, including deadlines and links to applications, please visit the following: Private Sector Diversity Fellowships & Scholarships Public Sector Diversity Fellowships & Scholarships

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Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Application Opens on December 18

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, homeowners facing […]

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Writing Competitions

UT Law students may want to check out the Writing Competitions page on the UT Law Student Affairs Office website to learn more about opportunities for publication, presentation, complimentary membership or other awards, including cash prizes, as specified by the official competition rules.

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How to Use the NALP Directory of Legal Employers

The NALP Directory of Legal Employers provides a comprehensive and free solution for researching legal employers throughout the U.S. The NALP Directory provides specific information on law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations, including lawyer demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, and other valuable information about legal employers. Students […]

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White House Internship Program Informational Session on Tuesday, November 13

White House Internship Program Informational Session Tuesday, November 13, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in SUT 2.102 The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. Two UT-Austin graduate students […]

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Relationship Building 101 – Video & PowerPoint (PDF)

Relationship Building 101 | Video | PowerPoint (PDF) This informational and practical program, presented by Mardy Sackley and Sara Gail of Lateral Link, will walk you through the networking process and provide a practical guide to networking for life to connect, get referrals, and land a job. You will walk away with many concrete tips […]

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