Our top priority is you and the quality of your time at Texas Law. We want you to have outstanding experiences in the classroom and in the community.
Whether your need is about your academic goals, career ambitions, extracurricular opportunities, or a matter of personal wellness, let us connect you to useful resources to make that happen.
First Stop: Our Student Affairs Office
If you have questions, Student Affairs has the answers (or can help you find them!). They provide a range of academic and personal development resources. Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Elizabeth Bangs and her team will help you find solutions. They are always glad to see you.
Selecting law courses can feel like a daunting decision. No worries! Every Texas Law student is assigned an academic advisor, all of whom have JDs, who will provide ongoing guidance throughout your Texas Law journey.
Having trouble with your coursework or exams? Chances are, you’re not alone. We can give you the tools you need to take the stress out of your studies. Reach out to our Director of Student Success, Meg Clifford ’12.
If you’re dealing with depression or anxiety, a health issue, or any other challenges, let us know. We have a mental health counselor right here in the building, and the university has a broad range of support services for any need.
Explore our health and wellness services.
The Society Program assigns first-year law students to a group of faculty advisors and upper-class students. The Societies provide fellowship, advice, and chances to get to know your classmates through activities outside the classroom. The student leaders and Faculty Advisors will provide fantastic resources, and opportunities for longtime friendships. Learn more about what this program will mean to your 1L experience—or find out how to get involved as a 2L or 3L!
Dean’s Fellow groups
Within the Society Program, every 1L student becomes part of a peer mentor group. This is a smaller, more intimate group aimed at nurturing students—a place to bring your questions about managing your classes, or discuss the pressures and challenges of the first year with a peer mentor, called a Dean’s Fellow, who understands.
Find your people! Student organizations are a great way to find other students who share your values and interests. Getting involved with a club, a mock trial or moot court team, or working on a journal can add balance to your academic work life.
Many students find that doing clinical work is the most satisfying part of their law school experience. We offer numerous clinics in a range of legal areas. You’ll help real clients with real problems under the supervision of a talented clinical professor and coach. Other experiential opportunities include advocacy and simulation courses, internships, and legal writing and research programs.
Pro Bono Projects
The law is here to serve everyone. Helping people who need it is one of the most valuable and rewarding aspects of practicing law. We have opportunities for pro bono service throughout the year, especially during breaks, beginning Day One of your law school career.
To learn more about pro bono options and get involved, meet Andrea Marsh, director of our Mithoff Pro Bono Program.
Career Service Office
Our Career Services Office is comprised of counselors who are experts in advising students. They can help you decide on your best career path, and how to hunt and land the job of your dreams.
Every Texas Law student has a counselor assigned to them. Go see that person! If the match isn’t right, let the CSO director know so they can find you a better fit. Your counselor is an important ally.
This school has an amazing community of alumni—very large and very loyal. We have a program with hundreds of alumni volunteers ready to help students like you, whether you’re looking for career advice, job-hunting tips, or just a friend.
Rémi Ratliff ’95 is the director of mentoring programs and her role is to create these relationships. She can set up alumni connections in locations across the globe.
Reach out to Rémi and the alumni mentoring program.