Career Services Blog

What is “Precruiting” and Should I Do It?  

 “Precruiting” or pre-OCI recruiting, refers to the practice of law firms recruiting students for summer positions prior to the school’s official fall on-campus interview program, in our case August OCI. This practice could include accepting applications only, conducting preliminary interviews, or even managing multiple rounds of interviews and making offers for summer employment. Some firms […]

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Best Practices for Your Internship | Summer 2021

Goals Whether you are working remotely or in-person your intentions should be the same: to produce excellent work for the organization, gain additional legal experience for yourself, and build your professional reputation in the legal community. Establish early on what the organization’s expectations are and what your goals for the internship are. What are you […]

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Checklist for Summer Associates

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. If you are about to start your first job in the legal profession, your performance over the next several weeks will be absolutely critical to your success. Thus far, your GPA has helped demonstrate that you have the ability to acquire and use legal skills. […]

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Dallas Association of Young Lawyers: 2021 Judicial Internship Program

The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Judicial Internship Committee is organizing its 2021 Judicial Internship Program. The Program provides law students with a rare and invaluable behind-the-scenes experience working with the judiciary.  A second, but equal, purpose of the Program is to provide local judges with research support.  By sending a single submission to […]

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Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Judicial Internships – Apply by February 26, 2021

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites Hispanic law students who are in the process of completing their first- or second-year classes to apply for the DHLF Judicial Internship Program.  Judges from the Dallas area civil and criminal courts will be participating.  Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including […]

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Visa Virtual Summer Series for Law Students | RSVP

Visa’s Legal and Compliance Department will be hosting a three-session virtual speaker series, open to all interested law students, to provide you with an overview of cutting-edge legal issues in payments and technology, and the work that the lawyers do at Visa.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email LCTraining@visa.com. […]

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Best Practices for Interning Remotely | Summer 2020

Disclaimer: By now, your organization has probably already established a routine for remote work and how they expect summer interns to be integrated, so make sure to follow their lead.  Goals Establish early on what the organization’s expectations are and what your goals for the internship are. What are you hoping to gain from it […]

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Making the Most of a Shortened Summer Program

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. With only four or five weeks to make positive impressions, this year’s summer associates and interns must come across as professionals in everything that they say and do. I’ve outlined below best practices for managing assignments. When you receive an assignment: Take notes. To ensure […]

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