Career Development Office

MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm

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


Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk

The Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk is a new table talk that will give UHLC students and recent graduates the opportunity to meet with attorneys from in-house legal departments as well as employers seeking students or recent graduates for "J.D. Advantaged" positions. A J.D. Advantaged position is a non‐legal position that utilizes or benefits from a student's or graduate's legal education.

This event provides employers the opportunity to meet informally with students and recent graduates, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organization to a large number of potential candidates.  Students and recent graduates will be able to discuss internship opportunities for the upcoming summer or academic year as well as permanent positions. Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available with companies in both legal and J.D. Advantaged positions. 

A list of participating Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk employers will be linked to this website shortly and updated as additional companies are added up until Thursday, February 16, 2018. For more information about the Table Talk, UHLC students should contact their UHLC career counselor.

Who Can Participate in Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk?

The Table Talk is open to all current UHLC 2L and 3L students as well as recent graduates.  Employers participating in the Table Talk will be looking to share knowledge with students about their legal practice or other business responsibilities and, if opportunities are available, hire current students for internship positions and 3Ls and recent graduates for permanent attorney or other employment positions. 

What Important Information Do I Need for Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk? 

After the lunchtime and evening career panels discussing the ins and outs of alternative career paths in law, the Table Talk will take place in the Law Center Commons, where employers are able to share information about their organization and opportunities for the upcoming summer and beyond. Below are the pertinent details for this year's Table Talk:

  • What: Alternative Career/In-House Legal Table Talk
  • When: Thursday, March 2, 2018
  • Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: UH Law Center Commons
  • Format: Students/graduates come to the Table Talk dressed in business attire and equipped with requested application materials.  Employer representatives are placed at tables designated by the company's name and students/graduates freely move among tables speaking with the representatives about their companies and legal practices or other business responsibilities. 

After the Table Talk, employers may follow up with students/graduates regarding specific positions. 
In addition to possibly securing employment, this Table Talk is a great opportunity for UHLC students/graduates to network with a variety of local members of the bar and begin cultivating their professional network. There is no student fee, registration, or bidding process for this event.