Monday, May 29, 2017

Opportunities This Week:

  • Baker McKenzie 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion & Reception
  • Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Morgan Lewis “Summer in the City” Reception
  • Norton Rose Fulbright “Summer in the City” Reception
  • Kirkland & Ellis Women & Diverse Rising 2L Reception
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
  • Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholarship
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
  • Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
  • United States Department of Justice Honors Program
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Baker McKenzie 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion & Reception
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm | Baker McKenzie LLP, 700 Louisiana, Suite 3000
RSVP Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

Baker & McKenzie welcomes current 1Ls (rising 2Ls) to join them for a 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion. This event will provide an opportunity to meet their lawyers and discuss topics related to the summer associate program, life as a first-year associate, and the overall firm culture. The roundtable discussions will be followed by a networking reception. The Houston event takes place on Wednesday, June 7. Space is limited. Interested students must RSVP by Friday, June 2. For more information, contact Devin Carter, Recruiting Manager, at To RSVP, click HERE.

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program
Friday, July 29, 2016 | Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central, Dallas, TX
Registration Opens: Monday, May 15, 2017
Bidding Period: June 9 - June 22, 2017

The Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program seeks to provide job access opportunities to students and recent graduates who may be otherwise at risk of being underserved. Participants include those of racial, ethnic, national origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, and religious diversity. The 2017 Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program will be held at the Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central on July 28. Student registration opens on Monday, May 15, and student bidding begins Friday, June 9. Registration and bidding end on Thursday, June 22. For more information and to register, click HERE

Morgan Lewis “Summer in the City” Reception
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm | Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1000 Louisiana St.
RSVP Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2017

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP invite students to attend their “Summer in the City” reception on Monday, June 12, at their offices. This is a chance to meet their attorneys, hear about their work, and get a feel for what things are like at the firm. To attend, please RSVP by Monday, June 7 to Amber Schaefer at

Norton Rose Fulbright “Summer in the City” Reception
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm | Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 McKinney, Ste. 5100

Norton Rose Fulbright will hold a reception and panel discussion on considerations when choosing a firm and tips for thriving during on-campus interviews. Rising second-year law students are invited to join the firm in their Houston office for this informative panel and Q&A. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Business casual attire. To attend, please RSVP to Caroline Blume at

Kirkland & Ellis Women & Diverse Rising 2L Reception
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Public Services Wine & Whisky, 202 Travis St.
RSVP Deadline: Monday, June 12, 2017

Kirkland & Ellis welcomes members of diverse and women law student organizations in the Class of 2019 to join the firm for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation on Monday, June 19. Come meet attorneys and learn more about Kirkland & Ellis. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP to June 12. For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the firm. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2017. Recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2018 in one of the firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid before the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. The application deadline is June 16. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Latham & Watkins 2018 2L Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

Latham & Watkins is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Their 2L Diversity Scholars Program awards select second-year law school students a progressive scholarship of $25,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings). The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon starting as a summer associate at Latham & Watkins, and the balance of $15,000 will be paid upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm. 2L Diversity Scholars will also receive valuable networking, training, and mentoring opportunities. Applications for the 2018 2L Diversity Scholars Program open on May 15, 2017, with a deadline of June 30, 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH
Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 1, 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 registration fee for the Job Fair is $50.00 for law students and 2017 law school graduates. 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.”
Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ropes & Gray has long been a proponent of law firm inclusion and diversity, with a dedicated mission to attract and retain outstanding lawyers of varied backgrounds. To further promote inclusion and diversity within the legal profession, the firm created the Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, named after their beloved retired partner. This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The application process for the summer of 2018 will be open from May 15 through August 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

United States Department of Justice Honors Program
Application Period: July 31 - September 5, 2017

Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hires a significant number of entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. The program application opens on July 31 and runs through September 5, 2017, and is for rising 3Ls seeking postgraduate federal government attorney positions. Although these programs are competitive, the DOJ typically has numerous vacancies for the Honors Program. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component. For more information, click HERE.


These jobs, along with more information and application instructions, can be found under the "Jobs" tab in Symplicity.
14850 - Law Clerk, Gonzalez Olivieri LLC (Houston, TX)
15044 - Law Clerk, Blackwell & Haag PC (Houston, TX)
15053 - Summer Law Clerk, The Pinkerton Law Firm (Houston, TX)
15026 - Legal Intern, Walter P Moore (Houston, TX)
15021 - Law Clerk - Immigration, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz, LLP (Houston, TX)
15017 - Real Estate Law Clerk, Baker Hughes (Houston, TX)
15020 - Summer Law Clerk, J. Cruz & Associates, LLC (Laredo, TX)
15012 - Law Clerk, Pearson & Pearson, L.L.P. (Houston, TX)
14732 - Summer Law Clerk, Law Offices of Andre’ L. Ligon, P.C (Houston, TX)
15004 - Law Clerk, Daspit Law Firm (Houston, TX)
14986 - Immigration Law Clerk, Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates PLLC (Houston, TX)
14987 - Law Clerk, The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14984 - Supply Chain Contracts Internship (Full Summer), Schlumberger Technology Corp. (Houston, TX)
14975 - Litigation Fellowship, Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston, TX)
14968 - Law Clerk, Law Office of Troy M. Moore, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14967 - Summer Law Clerk, The Hilbun Law Firm PC (Cypress, TX)
14958 - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Fellowship, Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston, TX)
14943 - Fall 2017 Clerk - Office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Washington, D.C.)
14942 - Intern, Waller County Criminal District Attorney's Office (Hempstead, TX)


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The Career Development Team