New title at Tarlton about domestic relations and the law

Martha M. Ertman. Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2015. Read more ›

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Welcome 1Ls! Preview of Coming Attractions

Hyder EagleWe look forward to seeing you in the law library! Check out Tarlton’s calendar of activities for 1Ls for details of what we have coming your way. Here is a quick preview:

  • Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw passwords will be distributed Friday, August 21, as part of orientation.
  • To sign up for Bloomberg, you must have a email address. If you do not have one already, go to the UTMail site to register for a email address. Once you have done so, your address will be automatically branded with a address within 24 hours.
  • To expedite password registration, bring a laptop or stop by Tarlton to check one out if needed.
  • Tarlton tours are on offer from Wednesday, August 26, through Friday, August 28. Visit Tarlton’s homepage to sign up for the tour time that fits your schedule.
  • Look for us at the Wellness & Resource Fair in the Susman Godfrey Atrium on Tuesday, September 1, from 11:30 to 1:30pm. We are happy to answer any questions and point you to resources on how to start off law school on the right foot.
  • Last but not least, there’s LibraryFest! On Tuesday, September 15, from 11:30am-2:00pm, we’re throwing open the doors to welcome all students for a fun-filled visit of the library to learn more about our collections and services.
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Library tours available to first year law students

The Tarlton Law Library is offering tours of the library to first year law students during the first week of school.
Interested students can sign up for a 30 minute tour of the library with one of our knowledgeable reference librarians.

Available tour dates and times:
Wednesday 8/26 – 3:30pm & 4pm
Thursday 8/27 – 11:45am, 12:15pm & 1:15pm
Friday 8/28 – 2pm

Interested?  Sign up here!

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Tarlton’s Newest Oral History Publication – Cynthia Bryant

The Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas School of Law announces the publication of the oral history interview of Cynthia Bryant.

Cynthia Bryant: An Oral History Interview. 2015. Tarlton Law Library Oral History Collection. 25 pages. $20.Cynthia Bryant
 Interview by Megan Blair. 

Cynthia Bryant is a respected authority on the legal rights of children. Her work at the University of Texas Law School and in state government had a significant impact on the direction of clinical legal education at the School and the development of Texas’ children’s law. In 1980, after working as a supervising attorney in the School’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, she founded UT Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic with Professor Jack Sampson; shortly thereafter she was named Director of Field Operations and Field Litigation for the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division. Professor Bryant returned to UT and the Children’s Rights clinic in 1991, serving as Supervising Attorney until 2003. From 2004 until her retirement in 2014 she was Clinical Professor and Director of the Mediation Clinic. In this oral history, Professor Bryant discusses the Children’s Rights Clinic and Mediation Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law.

This interview continues Tarlton’s mission to document the history of the School of Law and the legal history of Texas and the United States. The project began in 1986 when a grant from the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission funded five oral history interviews. Since that time, more than fifteen interviews have been published with School of Law faculty, alumni, and friends.

For more information see the press release.

Visit our online store to purchase a copies of the oral history series or check out a copy from the Library at KF373.B79 B79 2015.

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New title at Tarlton about uniforms in public schools

Todd A. DeMitchell and Richard Fossey. The Challenges of Mandating School Uniforms in the Public Schools: Free Speech, Research, and Policy. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Read more ›

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Researching for On-Campus Interviews

As you prepare for on-campus interviewing, you will likely want to research the process, the firms, and even some of the individual lawyers. Below are resources to help you find all of the information you need.

A great place to start would be the Career Services Office’s “researching employers” resource page. This page provides links to the most commonly used databases and guides to different kinds of searches.

The Library also has many other resources that you may find helpful. Below are two such books that provide tips for interviewing and landing a big firm job. For other similar books, just look in the Hyder Popular Reading Room on the second floor under KF 297 or in our career resources guide.

The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job
by Erika M. Finn, Jessica T. Olmon
KF 297 F56 2009

Interviewing with large law firms and securing your first job can be a very different process than most are familiar insiders-guide-125wwith. This guide provides some excellent tips on what to expect from the process – typical questions, how candidates are evaluated, and what happens during call-back interviews, for instance – and explains how you can put your best foot forward.

The Legal Job Interview: Winning the Law-Related Job in Today’s Market
by Clifford Ennico
KF 297 E56 2008

This book provides big-picture information like what the interview process is really about for the interviewer and Jacketmore specifics like the type of questions you should ask and things you should avoid. As someone who has been on both sides of these interviews, I think this book provides an excellent glimpse into the process and provides solid advice to avoid some of the silly mistakes that trip people up. With the job market as tight as it is today (as it was in 2008 when this book was written), every little bit of knowledge helps. And don’t worry, reading this book won’t just make you more nervous – it even includes a section on how to combat the nerves associated with these interviews.

Don’t forget that the Tarlton reference librarians are still here to serve you during the summer as well. Feel free to stop by or send us a chat or email and we can help you get the information you need to shine in your interviews.

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