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Hours:
M-F 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Meet the Staff CDO Past Events

Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Law Firm Fellowship Pipeline Program (LFFPP)

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is on the cutting-edge when it comes to educating law students about the multifaceted practice of law and legal professionalism. Through a combination of innovative class instruction, real-world legal experience, and essential professional development training, our recent graduates enter the legal profession with a commitment to excellence and superior abilities in complex, client-centered legal services.

UHLC’s Law Firm Fellowship Pipeline Program (LFFPP) offers the exceptional legal services of a diverse pool of UHLC graduates (LFFPP Fellows) to sophisticated law firms while helping these firms provide legal services to clients at a more cost-competitive rate. With steadily increasing salaries for first-year associates and the pressure to diversify their talent pipeline, law firms are seeking innovative ways to minimize costs while continuing to provide clients with top-notch diverse lawyers. UHLC created this innovative and inclusive program as a unique solution to this pervasive challenge in the legal market. 

Program Description

The LFFPP is specifically designed to offer your law firm the flexibility to create a post-graduate fellowship that meets your unique needs:

  • LFFPP Fellows provide legal services and create work product, including research and analysis, document drafting, discovery, project management, etc., through projects and assignments provided by a supervising attorney;
  • LFFPP Fellows work full-time (minimum of 40 hours per week), from mid-August or mid-November for 12 months following the year of their graduation; and
  • LFFPP employers provide LFFPP Fellows a one-year salary commitment of at least $90,000 to $100,000.

Participation

If you are interested in participating in the LFFPP, please fill out this registration form. The Career Development Office (CDO) will process your application pursuant to the timeline detailed below.

Date

Activity

Details

LFFPP Timeline (Round 2)

Aug. 6, 2021

Send invitation to firms to register

Firms interested in participating in the program will be able to sign up and submit a registration form with basic information about the fellowship opportunity.

Aug. 16, 2021

Application for students opens

Students will prepare a resume and cover letter which will be general (i.e., not tailored to a particular firm) and submit the 2 documents as an application.

Sept. 29, 2021

Application for students closes

 The application process will close for all students.

Sept. 29, 2021

Registration form from interested firms due

Firms interested in participating in the program must submit their registration form by this date.

Oct. 8, 2021

Resume books created and distributed to firms

The CDO will distribute a resume book to each employer based on an employer’s specific needs and requirements as well as resume book with all candidates.

Oct. 8-29, 2021

Firms conduct interviews

Firms will conduct in-person interviews with candidates of their choice. Firms must conduct at least 3 in-person interviews.* Firms may make offers on a rolling basis once interviews have started.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020-2021 interviews will be conducted virtually.

Nov. 8, 2021

Final date for firms to make offers

Firms must make all offers by this date. The firms are invited to be in direct contact with the students regarding any offers. Firms will report offers and acceptances to UHLC. Students have 14 days from the date of the offer to respond.

Employers interested in participating in the LFFPP should contact:
Kourtney James, Director of Employer Relations and Development
Career Development Office, University of Houston Law Center
713.743.5622/kljames3@central.uh.edu