New title at Tarlton about punishment

Morris B. Hoffman. The Punisher’s Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Read more ›

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Welcome 1Ls! Preview of Coming Attractions

Hyder EagleTo all the incoming 1Ls, we look forward to seeing you in the law library! Check out our 1L Orientation Guide to learn what we have to offer. And here is a quick preview of what we have coming your way.

  • Already have your casebooks? Check out what study aids can help you in your classes as well.
  • Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw passwords will be distributed the morning of Friday, August 22, as part of your legal research and writing 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.
  • Be sure to bring a laptop too or stop by Tarlton to check one out if needed.
  • Look for us at the 1L Resource Fair in the Susman Godfrey Atrium on Friday, August 22, from 2:00 to 4:30pm. We are happy to answer any questions and point you to resources on how to start off law school on the right foot.
  • Library orientation sessions for incoming first year students are organized by mentor group and will take place Wednesday, August 27, through Friday, August 29. Please see the library’s calendar for 1Ls to confirm the time for your mentor group. Meet your mentor group inside Tarlton’s lobby for a librarian-led introduction.
  • Last but not least, there’s Library Fest! On Tuesday, September 16, 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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1L Orientation Guide

Welcome 1Ls! Be sure to check out our 1L Orientation Guide which contains all of the information you need to know about the Library, such as where to find Library items, printing in the Library, gadgets you can check out (including laptops), and information about our LPOP video collection. The guide also contains resources to help you prepare for classes and exams. Returning students may also learn a few things from this guide! We hope you find this guide useful.

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New title at Tarlton about capital punishment

James S. Liebman. The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Read more ›

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DVD of the week: Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars

Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) gets pulled back to her hometown, an ex-boyfriend with baggage and an unraveling murder mystery.

– from DVD jacket

Tarlton’s Law in Popular Culture collection (LPOP) is always growing with the addition of new titles, including feature films and television series on DVD. We’re spreading the word by featuring selected titles here on our blog. LPOP videos and DVDs are exclusively available to the UT law school community, i.e. students, staff and faculty, for three day loan. Enjoy!

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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 Service Office’s “researching employers” page. This page provides a primer on the type of information you will want to know, links to the most commonly used resources, and a video by yours truly that walks you through searching the most useful sources.

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.

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 with. 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 2008Jacket

This book provides big-picture information like what the interview process is really about for the interviewer and more 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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