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Jamie Weber

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge Kevin P. Yeary – Austin

Jamie Weber
How did you get your job?

I called the Judge asking if he had any internships available for the summer and sent him my app materials. He later told me he does not post any internship postings and waits for students to contact him. My biggest piece of advice is to be assertive when it comes to applying for summer positions. A “no” from a potential employer is better than a “no” from yourself.

What was the most surprising thing you learned at your job? 

The most surprising thing is that you are thrown into the fire on day one, where it is assumed that you already know what you’re supposed to be doing! It was great learning along the way and being able to adapt and apply my new skills throughout the experience along with the skills Professor Copes, my 1L LCAP professor, taught me during 1L.

How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path? 

This experience helped me further my career path by giving me first-hand experience of what is happening behind the bench and inside the judge’s chambers.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at this job? 

I have learned how to put my skills and knowledge regarding legal research to use and how to draft an opinion.