OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK:
Summer Apprentice Program
Bidding Period: March 22 – 28, 2017
Looking for a summer job? The UHLC Summer 2017 Apprentice Program allows current 2Ls (rising 3Ls) to get paid while working as an apprentice with a small law firm (fewer than four attorneys) in the Houston area during the summer. The goal of the program is to provide a true "apprentice" experience to students, and we encourage Apprentice Program firms to give their law clerks a meaningful opportunity to learn and be exposed to their practice and field of law.
The Summer 2017 Apprentice Program is open to current 2Ls (rising 3Ls) who are currently enrolled at the Law Center. Students can begin viewing and bidding on firms in a variety of practice areas on Symplicity starting Wednesday, March 22. For more information, contact Catherine Wright in the CDO at email@example.com.
Professional Head Shots in the Commons
March 28 - 29, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm & 5:00 - 6:00 pm| Law Center Commons
Want to spruce up your online professional image during interview season? Need to update your LinkedIn page before you start your summer internship? Look no further!
The Black Law Students Association has arranged for a professional photographer to come to campus next week to offer professional head shot services to students! The photographer will be set up in the Commons on March 28 & 29 (Tuesday & Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm on both days. Each student will receive 2 digital images for the price of $30. Please note: You must sign up prior to the start of the session in which you wish to have your photo taken. To sign up for a time slot, click HERE.
Academic Credit for Summer Externships
Are you working this summer in an unpaid externship with a judge, government agency, or non-profit organization? You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your work. Please view the guidelines for academic credit and apply online at the externship program webpage. Applications for summer credit are due April 1. For more information and to apply online, click HERE.
Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lecture with Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory
Monday, April 3, 2016 | 12:00 - 12:50 pm | Room 109 BLB
Students are invited to attend the next lecture in the 2016-2017 Sondock Jurist-in-Residence program. The Sondock Jurist-in-Residence program is designed to bring jurists to the Law Center to connect with students personally and provide a lecture on subjects of interest and importance to the greater Houston legal community. The lecture will be presented by Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Fourth Court of Appeals. Space is very limited. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 students who RSVP. For more information, click HERE. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACT Criminal Defense Training Program
Application Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017
The Harris County Public Defender's Office is excited to announce their post-grad scholarships for the Future Appointed Counsel Training (FACT) Program in public criminal defense.
Thanks to a grant from the Houston Endowment, the program is providing full tuition and travel expenses for 10 recent grads to the Gideon's Promise: Core 101 three-year criminal defense training program, which is worth over $20,000 per person. Gideon's Promise and founder Jon Rapping have an incredible reputation as seen on HBO, TEDTalks, and as recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Scholarship winners will also receive extensive local training and support within the Harris County Criminal Courts.
To be eligible, applicants must graduate from law school and complete the Texas Bar Examination by July 29, 2017. For more information, including application instructions, see Symplicity job posting ID #14641.
The Client’s Perspective with Deborah Grabein
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 12:00 pm | Room 240 BLB
[Please Note: This program has been rescheduled from its original date of February 16. We apologize for any inconvenience.] Come learn more about the one thing no lawyer can do without! Join Deborah Grabein, the Director of Business Development for Andrews Kurth, as she gives insight into the client perspective for lawyers and law students. Deborah has over 24 years of experience in management, professional sales and marketing in the legal industry, and throughout this experience has pioneered many marketing and business development initiatives. At Andrews Kurth, Deborah provides strategic and tactical business development and marketing counsel to the firm and supports firm programs including women’s initiatives, diversity, and alumni and community relations. Students must RSVP via Symplicity for this event. Only students who RSVP by the deadline are guaranteed a lunch!
Passport to Success – Professional Development Series: A Successful Summer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm | Krost Hall
The final session of Passport to Success, “You’ve Landed: X Marks the Spot – Making the Most of Your Dream Destination,” will cover tips for a successful summer legal employment experience from the perspectives of the employers that students will interact with throughout their internships, including supervising attorneys, professional development, recruiting and administrative staff, and clients. This session is mandatory for 1Ls. Students must RSVP via Symplicity for this event.
Tax, Real Property, Trusts and Estates
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm | Room 240 BLB
The Corporate & Tax Law Society and the Business & Tax Law Journal present a discussion on tax, real property, trusts, and estates with the State Bar of Texas Tax Section and the ABA Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates. Learn what you need to know about getting a job in a tough economy, how to develop skills during law school, and the benefits of getting involved in both the State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association. Please RSVP via the “Events” tab in Symplicity for this event by Monday, April 4, 2017.
Summer 2017 Legal Studies Institute
May 25 - July 21, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, and in partnership with Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, the Legal Studies Institute is an 8-week academic intern program that offers law students a first-hand look at the Washington legal community through a legal internship placement and law courses. The program is open to first and second year law students who may be interested in gaining hands-on legal experience in Washington, DC while also engaging in today’s most salient issues in law and policy. There is generous merit-based and need-based scholarship funding available. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
UHLC is proud to announce the Global Fellowship Program to assist students pursuing international placements during the summer with government and nonprofit agencies. Our goal is to allow students to broaden their experience, build their skill set, and pursue careers not only outside of the Houston area, but across the globe. Students are responsible for choosing the agency, arranging their placement, and submitting all required applications and forms by Wednesday, April 12. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Summer Fellowships for Southern District of Texas Internships
Application Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
The Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is now accepting applicants for the 2017 Blask Fellowships. Grants of at least $2,500 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as legal interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2017 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 14, 2017. For more information, see Symplicity job posting ID #14620.
Sidley Austin 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program
Application Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
Sidley Austin LLP invites current 1L students who identify as racially or ethnically diverse, LGBT and/or identify as having a disability, and who will be working in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2017, to apply to participate in the Seventh Annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program. The program is anticipated to run during June and July 2017. Through the program, students will be matched with Sidley lawyer-mentors to advise them on career development strategies and professional opportunities. Students will meet with their mentors at formal and informal events, including a kick-off reception, afternoon coffee breaks, and brown bag lunches. Mentors will also regularly communicate with mentees. The program will provide a resume and interview workshop, as well as other opportunities to learn about the legal profession in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. The majority of formal program events will be scheduled after 5:30 p.m. to accommodate work schedules. For more information and to apply, search the Document Library in Symplicity, under “Resources,” for “Sidley 2017 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Application.”
HYLA Diversity Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
The Houston Young Lawyers Association’s (HYLA) Diversity Committee intends to award diversity scholarships in amounts ranging from $500-$2,000 to law students that attend any of the ABA-accredited law schools in Houston. The Diversity Scholarship Program is one of the many Diversity Committee sponsored activities/programs designed to meet the objectives each year. In awarding the scholarships, the Diversity Committee will consider the applicant’s response to the essay question, resume, demonstrated commitment to diversity, and other criteria such as academic performance. Scholarship winners will be announced, and winners will be invited to attend the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation/HYLA Law Day Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, including an application form, click HERE.
These jobs, along with more information and application instructions, can be found under the "Jobs" tab in Symplicity.
14587 - 2017 Fall Law Clerk, U.S. DOJ, Environmental & Natural Resources Div. (Various Locations)
14753 - Law Clerk, McClenny Moseley & Associates, PLLC (Houston, TX)
14749 - Patent Law Clerk, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Seattle, WA)
14670 - Spring Research Assistant (Houston), Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
14751 - Summer 2017 Judicial Internship, Court of Appeals Thirteenth District of Texas (Corpus Christi, TX)
14747 - Summer Intern Program, Office of the Solicitor General Region VI (Dallas, TX)
14702 - Full-time Paid Internship, Montgomery County Women's Center (Conroe, TX)
14732 - Law Clerk, Law Offices of Andre’ L. Ligon, P.C (Houston, TX)
14710 - Legal Intern - Summer 2017, Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services Inc (El Paso, TX)
14701 - Patent Agent, Osha Liang LLP (Houston, TX)
14731 - Spring Law Clerk, Marshall Taheri Law Group (Houston, TX)
14712 - Student Legal Editorial Assistants (Student LEA), O’Connor’s (Houston, TX)
14664 - Law Clerk, Nancy A. Falgout, P.C. (Houston, TX)
14715 - Summer Legal Internship, International Red Cross/Red Crescent (The Hague, Netherlands)
14703 - Summer Environmental Law Internship, National Green Tribunal (New Delhi, India)
13708 - One-Year Judicial Clerkship, First Court of Appeals (Houston, TX)
14685 - Law Clerk, Law Offices of Chen & Associates (Houston, TX)
14684 - Contracts Section Legal Intern, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Austin, TX)
14683 - Litigation Section Legal Intern, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Austin, TX)
14682 - Policy Section Legal Intern, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Austin, TX)