Job Search Tips

Holiday Success Strategies: Make the Most of Your Break

Edited from Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks provide tons of opportunities for you to reconnect with contacts you’ve made throughout the previous year. Before final exams begin, spend some time thinking strategically about how you can use the next several weeks to build and expand […]

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

Now in its fourth year, Lawcountability, J.D. is an online professional development tool for Texas Law students. Founded by Ari Kaplan, 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 […]

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U.S. DOJ Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program – Applications due Sept. 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP), the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind, and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships, is now accepting applications. Online applications are due by 10:59 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  There […]

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Peggy Browning Fund Conference – Apply for nomination by Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

The Peggy Browning Fund’s National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference takes place October 13-14, 2017 in Linthicum Heights, MD. The University of Texas School of Law may nominate an unlimited number of students to attend the conference. One student, however, will be eligible for conference sponsorship (including on-site meals and lodging expenses) by the Peggy Browning […]

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Bring Your Summer Work Experience to a Successful Close

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The following activities will help you bring your summer work experience to a successful close: Meet with key players and decision makers Do a quick mental review of the people who you wished to meet during your summer employment. Identify any members of the organization’s […]

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Join a Bar Association: ABA, AYLA, HYLA, and More

As a law student, take advantage to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA members get access […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Sara Fatima Dhanji, ‘18

The CSO asked rising 3L, Sara Fatima Dhanji, to share her advice on navigating the Fall OCI recruiting season. Over the summer we will be sharing tips about the research and bidding process, including strategies for ranking employers, what to expect during OCI, and more. For now, you may find instructions on how to bid […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Taylor LeMay, ’18

The CSO asked rising 3L, Taylor LeMay, to share his advice on navigating the Fall OCI recruiting season. Over the summer we will be sharing tips about the research and bidding process, including strategies for ranking employers, what to expect during OCI, and more. For now, you may find instructions on how to bid (apply) […]

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To Land a Job Offer, Mirror the Behaviors of Successful Professionals

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. In recent surveys hiring managers have cited “cultural fit” as among the most important factors they use to decide which job candidates to hire. If you wish to land a job offer before summer’s end, then you must use the next several weeks to create […]

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