General Advice

Being a True Professional

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners.  Most employers report that today’s colleges and universities graduate some of the smartest students this country has ever seen. Unfortunately, those same employers complain that many new hires lack a series of critically important professional skills. “I can teach a junior associate how to draft […]

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OCI Strategies from Top Houston Law Firms on August 3, 2016 – RSVP

Partners from four of Houston’s premier law firms will offer strategies and answer your questions about law firm interviewing and hiring. Panelists include Ileana M. Blanco, Managing Partner, DLA Piper LLP; Scott Ellis, Hiring Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; Teresa Schneider, Chief Recruiting Officer, Winstead PC; and Ruthie White, Office Managing Principal, Jackson Lewis PC. Hosted […]

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Last Impressions Count

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners.  Long before you started your summer employment experience, someone likely told you about the importance of making a positive first impression. You couldn’t have received better advice. Study after study indicates that employers develop initial reactions to prospective employees almost instantaneously. Once an impression is […]

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Tools to Prepare You for a Successful Interviewing Season

In addition to the 2016 Fall OCI Guidelines and 2016 Fall OCI List of Participating Employers (Excel), below are key resources, many exclusively for Texas Law students, to help you research employers for ranking your OCI bids as well as prepare for your interviews. Navigating Fall OCI Rising 3Ls Chrissy Hocker, Jessica Jolivet, Blair Watler, […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Chrissy Hocker, ’17

Chrissy Hocker, ’17, candidly shared her advice for navigating 2016 Fall OCI. What resources did you find most helpful when researching employers? The firms’ websites, NALP Directory of Legal Employers, Google, and Texas Law 3Ls who were working at the firm. How did you decide which employers to apply to? I decided to bid on […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Blair Watler, ’17

Blair Watler, ’17, candidly shared her advice for navigating 2016 Fall OCI. What resources did you find most helpful when researching employers? The most helpful resources when researching employers were the law firms’ websites, talking to former summer associates and current lawyers at the firms, and Google searches for notable and current cases and matters. […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Giulio Yaquinto, ’17

Giulio Yaquinto, ’17, candidly shared his advice for navigating 2016 Fall OCI. What resources did you find most helpful when researching employers? Law360 is probably the most overlooked resource for firm research. Students have a free subscription through the Tarlton Law Library, and using a firm name as a search term is a great way […]

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Ten Steps to Effective Informational Interviewing

From Vault Law Editors (May 23, 2016): If hearing the word “networking” makes you uneasy, then the idea of an informational interview may cause you serious discomfort. Many people shy away from informational interviews, which is unfortunate: studies show that informational interviews often play a critical role in a job search. In fact, statistics show […]

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Successfully Manage This Summer’s Business-Social Events

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners.  If you’ve landed a job as a summer associate or intern, you know that the quality of the work you complete over the next several weeks will have a huge impact on whether or not you receive a job offer. Your work product, however, won’t […]

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5 Things for New Lawyers to Consider in Charting Their Careers

Frank Michael, D’Amore on Law.com shares his thoughts on five things that seasoned attorneys wish others would have whispered in their ears when they embarked on their legal careers (see article). D’Amore shares tips on specializing, considering opportunities, finding mentors, trusting your intuition, and forming solid friendships to guide your career.  (From Law.com, Frank Michael, […]

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