Moore Program

About the Moore Program

The Moore Program provides law librarianship students with an opportunity to learn about the daily operations of an academic law library and gain some hands-on experience by completing several projects. The program is named in honor of Lucy Moore, who was appointed the first female instructor at the University of Texas School of Law in 1923, and was one of the school’s early law librarians.Lucy Moore

Students participating in the Moore Program will meet with all of the Tarlton Law Library’s librarians to learn about their departments and job functions. Students will receive basic training in, and may assist with, the work of many areas of the library, including circulation, serials management, and collection maintenance. As part of the Moore Program, students will work on two to four substantial projects, giving them in-depth experience with several different aspects of library work. Available projects will necessarily depend on the library’s current needs, but there will likely be some choice in structuring this part of the program.

The Moore Program is open to School of Information students who have already earned a law degree or who are enrolled in the JD/MSIS dual degree program. The program can serve as a Capstone Professional Experience Project for School of Information students, subject to approval by the School of Information. The Moore Program can also be completed as a voluntary internship for law librarianship students in their final semester of study.

Moore Program requirements

The Moore Program is intended to be completed in the final semester of the master's degree program, either as a School of Information Capstone Professional Experience Project or a volunteer internship. As such, applicants must be School of Information students who will be entering their final semester.

How to apply for the Moore Program

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their interest in the Moore Program and law librarianship, along with a current résumé. All materials should be sent to:

Matthew Steinke
Assistant Director for Public Services
Tarlton Law Library
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78705

The application deadline for the fall semester is June 30 and the application deadline for the spring semester is October 31. 

Inquiries should be directed to Matthew Steinke at msteinke@law.utexas.edu.