Networking Tips

Best Practices for Your Summer Internship

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

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Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair | Registration Reimbursement Available

The Law School will provide a limited number of registration sponsorships for 2Ls and 3Ls interested in attending and interviewing at this year’s Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, which will be held virtually Thursday-Saturday, October 21-23, 2021, on the virtual event platform, Pathable. The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the […]

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Best Communication Practices for a Virtual Summer 2020

From  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. This summer you may have fewer opportunities than your predecessors had to interact in person with employers and recruiters. Because of social distancing requirements, you’ll need to maximize every Zoom meeting to which you are invited as well as phone calls and emails. Don’t allow […]

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Job and Networking Resources During COVID-19

The following is a highlight of a few resources available to students and soon to be graduates. You may also review a more comprehensive list of resources as well as resources for 3Ls and recent grads. Job Bank on Symplicity. Be sure to set up a Job Search Agent. Attorney Jobs in the USA for […]

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Holiday Strategies for Students and New Professionals

From  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The approaching holiday season provides students and new professionals with opportunities to make new contacts and deepen relationships that already exist.  To make the most of this time, use these strategies: Attend every holiday party and reception to which you are invited. Holiday get-togethers are […]

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The Rules of Engagement

Revised from  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. As a new lawyer or law student, you must know how to navigate a variety of business-social events. To the extent that you understand the rules, you can stop worrying about what you’re supposed to do and instead focus on the important conversations that […]

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Closing Out the Summer with Class

Although every summer hire knows that it’s important to make a good first impression, research indicates that the last impression recruits make will become their “forever impression.” This means that summer associates and interns must close with class. To that end, Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) has compiled a list of ten things you should do to […]

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Social Conversations That Work

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. Law firms and other legal employers schedule summer social events for multiple reasons. These activities provide a relaxed atmosphere in which an employer can promote its culture. They also serve as an important means via which employers discern whether prospective hires can successfully navigate a […]

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Checklist for a Successful Summer Work Experience

Edited 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 during the next ten weeks may be absolutely critical to your success. Your summer employment experience will help demonstrate that you also possess a variety of non-technical skills—from developing […]

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The Easiest Way to Research and Find Alumni on LinkedIn

Networking with alumni is a great strategy for your job search. You share the school experience and that makes a warmer way for you to introduce yourself. If you haven’t reached out to alumni (or classmates) yet, here are several different ways you can use LinkedIn’s alumni resource. First, visit The University of Texas School […]

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