1L Law Firm Application & Mock Interview Program

This year we are combining our popular resume collect and mock interview programs. Law firms and corporations who are recruiting 1Ls for summer 2022 may request a resume book specific to their organization, which will be available to download from Symplicity on November 15, 2021.

Mock interviews provide 1Ls with valuable interviewing experience while offering attorneys an opportunity to meet our students in a one-on-one virtual setting on Flo Recruit on Tuesday-Thursday, November 16-18, 2021.

Event Date:
November 16-18, 2021
Flo Recruit

For Students

This year, we have combined our popular Law Firm Recruitment Program and Mock Interview Program into one: the 1L Law Firm Application and Mock Interview Program. Through this Program, you may submit applications to and sign up for mock interviews with participating firms in one streamlined process. Nearly 160 employer offices in 38 cities have registered. If an employer’s office has registered for our program, this is their preferred means of receiving your resume.

  • You may schedule up to two mock interviews beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
    • If spots are available, we will open the signup for a third mock interview at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, until spots are filled.
    • Virtual mock interviews will be 20-minutes in length followed by a 10-minute review.
    • Dress professionally as you would for a real interview on the day of your mock interview.
  • Once you have scheduled your mock interviews, you will want to continue to submit applications to all firms of interest to you. You may submit applications and update your materials at any time between 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. There is no limit to the number of firms you may apply to.
  • List of participating employers with instructions on how to schedule mock interviews and submit applications.

Preparing For Your Virtual  Mock Interviews
If you need to cancel a mock interview, please submit your cancellation online.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Quiroz, OCI Coordinator, at 512-232-1161 or rquiroz@law.utexas.edu.

For Employers

In an effort to streamline 1L hiring, we are introducing the new Law Firm Application and Mock Interview Program. Law firms and corporations who are recruiting 1Ls for summer 2022 may request a resume book specific to their organization and may also choose to participate in virtual mock interviews, which take place November 16-18 on Flo Recruit. There is no cost to participate in the program.

Student response to our annual mock interview program has been overwhelmingly positive as they appreciate practicing for the “real thing.” As an employer, you will find that participating in our program is a wonderful way to meet our Class of 2024 as well as increase your recognition on campus. Each mock interview is comprised of a 20-minute interview followed by a 10-minute review.

Participation Options

  • [Interview] Students will have the option to register for a mock interview with you. Since more students will be interested in sending you their application materials than there are available interview slots, you will receive your interview packet (schedules and resumes) on Friday, November 12, and a full resume collect packet on Monday, November 15.
  • [Resume Collect] You will receive an application packet of 1Ls who have expressed interest in your organization on Monday, November 15.

How to Register
There is a limit of two virtual rooms/schedules per employer (firmwide). Interviewing dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. All interviews are in Central Time.

Step 1 | This streamlined registration process will allow you to quickly register by providing a few basic details. Registration closed.

Step 2 | Once you have completed the step above, please follow the instructions below.

    1. Log into Symplicity. Your username is your complete email address.
    2. Select [ Interview Programs ] and then [ Schedule Request ].
    3. Click on [ Request a Schedule ].
    4. From the [ Sessions ] drop-down menu, select [ Application & Mock Interview Program 2021 ].
      • Note that the default mode is [Interview]. If you are interested in the resume collect only, please select [Resume Collect].
      • For mock interviews, select “30 minutes”.
      • Only resumes and cover letters may be requested at this time.
    5. Add your interviewer name(s) in the [ Interviewer Name ] field. The deadline to submit interviewer names is Thursday, November 11, 2021.
    6. Click the [ Submit ] button.

You may follow up directly with any students from whom you want additional application materials (transcripts, writing sample, etc.) and/or first-semester grades (available in mid-January). We kindly request that, to the extent possible, you suspend recruiting contact from December 8 through December 17, 2021 (last exam date).

Please review our Recruiting Policies for Private-Sector Employers for more information on recruiting our first-year students.

Your Mock Interview Day

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Quiroz, OCI Coordinator, at 512-232-1161 or rquiroz@law.utexas.edu.

Important Dates

All times are Central Time (CT) unless otherwise noted.

Registration Opens:
October 07, 2021, 12:00 PM
Registration Closes:
October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM
Interview Schedule Available:
November 12, 2021, 12:00 PM CT