Monday, April 24, 2017

Opportunities This Week:

  • Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program Wellness Panel
  • ENRLS Panel: Career Opportunities in Energy and Environmental Law
  • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Summer 2017 Internship Program
  • Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council Fellowship
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
  • Graduate Employment Survey

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
  • HBA Mergers & Acquisitions Luncheon

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Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program Wellness Panel
TODAY, Monday, April 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm | Room 144 BLB

The State Bar of Texas Law School Wellness attorney Chris Ritter will present a Wellness Program on campus today, Monday, April 24, from noon to 1:00 pm in BLB 144. Two Houston attorneys will be joining Chris for his presentation about wellness, mental health, and the unique challenge facing students as future lawyers.

From 1Ls entering their first summers to 3Ls studying for the bar, this program is a great reminder that there are free resources available from the State Bar. Please consider coming to learn more about those resources, the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, and the great support network both in Houston and around Texas. There will be free Tacos A Go Go to the first 40 attendees and free SBOT T-shirts at the end of the presentation!

 ENRLS Panel: Career Opportunities in Energy and Environmental Law
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 12:00 pm | Room 144 BLB

Wrap up your semester with a look ahead at your career opportunities! The State Bar of Texas’ Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section (ENRLS) will provide a panel of environmental and energy attorneys to talk about the opportunities in their field and suggest best strategies to find your niche.

Speakers will include a senior environmental counsel from BP, a top-flight environmental trial lawyer, and others. ENRLS speakers will stay afterward to talk with students one-on-one and offer advice. Students must RSVP via Symplicity by Tuesday, April 25, for this event. Only students who RSVP by the deadline are guaranteed a lunch!

Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Summer 2017 Internship Program
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

An internship program has been established by the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (OGERL) Section of the State Bar of Texas to provide law students with a demonstrated interest in oil, gas and energy resources law the opportunity to obtain practical experience and exposure to the oil, gas and energy sector. Under this Program, the OGERL Section will sponsor a summer internship at the following: (1) the Public Utility Commission of Texas; (2) the Texas General Land Office; (3) the Railroad Commission of Texas; (4) the University Lands System; and (5) the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

The internships will last six weeks during the summer of 2017. A stipend of $5,000 will be paid to the selected candidates by the Section. The aforementioned agencies and ERCOT will make the final hiring decisions, and such decisions may be subject to additional background checks or requests to be made by the agencies and/or ERCOT. Applications are due on or before April 30, 2017. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on this date to be considered. For more information, including application instructions, please view job #14864 in the Symplicity job bank.

 Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council Fellowship
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) will entertain applications for at least two students to serve as summer Fellows in 2017. Applicants should be rising 2Ls or 3Ls interested in practicing before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). MMTC operates a specialized, nonprofit media and telecom practice. Their clients have included over 80 other nonprofit organizations. The issues MMTC take up relate largely to minority and female entrepreneurship, equal employment opportunity, closing the digital divide, and privacy and security.

The Fellows’ primary assignments would be the drafting of rulemaking comments to be filed in FCC docketed proceedings related to equal employment opportunity across technological platforms, process reform and administrative transparency, and secondary market transactions. Students may be based at MMTC or at their law school during their Fellowship. MMTC Fellows are expected to have an understanding of the civil rights movement, its goals and aspirations, as well as truly superior research, writing and analytical skills given the very high intellectual challenge presented by media, telecom and internet law practice. Applications are due by Sunday, April 30, 2017. For more information and application instructions, please view job #14862 in the Symplicity job bank.

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH
Early Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) cordially invites students to participate in their Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio. The goal of the NBPA Job Fair is to promote diversity in prosecutors’ offices by providing a forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels. After the Job Fair, there will be a reception for all Job Fair participants and Convention attendees.

The early registration fee for the Job Fair is $25.00 for law students and 2017 law school graduates.  Starting May 1, the regular Job Fair registration fee is $50.00. On June 25, the Job Fair registration fee increases to $100. Registration closes on July 1. For more information and to register, click HERE and look for “Job Fair Registration” and links to the “NBPA Applicant Letter” and “NBPA Applicant Registration Form.”

 Graduate Employment Survey
Free Graduation Regalia with Survey Completion starting April 17, 2017

As a reminder, Dean Baynes has announced that the University of Houston Law Center will pay for graduation regalia for all December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 Law Center JD and LLM graduates who complete the mandatory ABA Graduate Employment Survey. All graduates are required to complete the survey (including those who may choose not to participate in the convocation), as this data is necessary for the accurate reporting of graduate employment (see UHLC Employment Statistics). By completing this brief survey at least 48 hours before pickup, you may retrieve your regalia, free of charge, at the Calhoun Loft Bookstore (Barnes & Noble #168, 4700 Calhoun Rd., Suite R101, Houston, TX 77004), beginning April 17, 2017. Thank you to those who have already completed the survey.

  • JD graduates: Access the survey by logging in to Symplicity  and clicking on “Graduate Survey” from the Symplicity home page Shortcuts list.
  • LLM graduates: Access the survey by clicking HERE.

If you have any problems logging in to Symplicity or accessing/completing the survey, contact Kecia Branch at


UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to make it possible for our recent graduates who are dedicated to careers in public service to pursue unpaid internships as they await their bar results. The Law Center will provide up to $4,500 to a limited number of recent graduates selected through a competitive application process for a Graduate Fellowship with a government agency or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ONLY applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered:

  1. A sincere desire to have a long-term career in the public sector.
  2. A demonstrated background and dedication to public interest work.
  3. The potential to stay on at their host organization in a long-term capacity as evidenced by the organization’s past hiring practices and the information provided by the supervisor in the agency agreement form.

For more information and application instructions for the Graduate Fellowship Program, click HERE.

HBA Mergers & Acquisitions Luncheon
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Mayer Brown, 700 Louisiana, Ste. 3400

The Mergers and Acquisitions Section of the Houston Bar Association (HBA) invites law students from the University of Houston Law Center to attend the monthly HBA M&A section luncheons free of charge. The next luncheon will be held Thursday, May 18. All luncheons are held at Mayer Brown (Bank of America Center, 700 Louisiana, Suite 3400, Houston, Texas 77002) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. For more information and to RSVP to attend, please email Katrina Bennett at


These jobs, along with more information and application instructions, can be found under the "Jobs" tab in Symplicity.

14890 - Full Summer Law Clerk, Brown Sims PC (Houston, TX)
14883 - 2017 Term Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas (Plano, TX)
14887 - Law Clerk, Martinez & Wilfong, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14876 - Intern/Law Clerk, Silberman Law Firm, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14881 - Law Clerk - Litigation Dept., D Miller & Associates (Houston TX)
14867 - Law Clerk, Tribble & Ross (Houston, TX)
14872 - Law Clerk, Daniels & Tredennick, LLP (Houston, TX)
14863 - Law Clerk, The Crim Law Firm (Houston, TX)
14864 - Internship, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section (Austin, TX)
14852 - Law Clerk, Lapeze & Johns, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14857 - Law Clerk, Bires Schaffer & DeBorde (Houston, TX)
14861 - Part-time Immigration Law Clerk, Law Office of Velia E. Rosas, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX)
14858 - Summer Law Clerk, Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP (Houston, TX)
14848 - Fall 2017 Internship, U.S. Dist. Judge for the Southern Dist. of Texas, Judge David Hittner (Houston, TX)
14850 - Law Clerk, Gonzalez Olivieri LLC (Houston, TX)
14853 - Law Clerk, Pierce Skrabanek Bruera, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14843 - Fall 2017 Internship, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Office of the Solicitor (Washington, D.C.)

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The Career Development Team