Interviewing Tips

Signup for Lawcountabilty, J.D. – Networking & Professional Development Resource!

Now in its third year, Lawcountability, J.D. is an online professional development tool for Texas Law students. Founded by Ari Kaplan, who presented the program, “Networking for Career Success,” during Freshlaw Orientation, this platform (and iPhone app) will help you improve your networking skills, assist you with applying key job search strategies, and connect you […]

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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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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 Jessica Jolivet, ’17

Jessica Jolivet, ’17, candidly shared her advice for navigating 2016 Fall OCI. What resources did you find most helpful when researching employers? In addition to the firms’ websites, I found Chambers and Partners/ Chambers Associate, Martindale.com, NALP Directory of Legal Employers, Law360, and LinkedIn quite helpful. I knew which practice areas I was interested in, […]

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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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Creating a Personal Value Proposition

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. Some revisions provided by the CSO. Bill Barnett, an adjunct professor with the Rice Graduate School of Business, notes, “Your personal value proposition (PVP) is at the heart of your career strategy. It’s the foundation for everything in a job search and career progression—targeting potential […]

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Signup for Lawcountabilty, J.D. – Networking & Professional Development Resource!

Now in its second year, Lawcountability, J.D. is an online professional development tool for Texas Law students. This platform (and iPhone app) will help you improve your networking skills, assist you with applying key job search strategies, and connect you with prospective employers. Its sister platform, Lawcountability.com, is used by practicing attorneys for their professional […]

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