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JD-Advantage Career Table Talk

“JD-advantage” legal careers are positions defined as law-related careers where a law license is not required, but a law degree is a considerable asset. These careers exist across all industries and are typically reserved for individuals who have some sort of advanced training. Examples of positions for which a JD is an advantage include jobs in personnel or human resources, investment banking, consulting, compliance, law firm professional development, and law school administrative offices.

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) has decided to capitalize on this growing legal market trend and establish a recruiting event specifically geared towards these non-traditional, law-related employment opportunities. The JD-Advantage Career Table Talk (JDATT) invites employers to campus to speak to UHLC students and recent graduates about their organization and the opportunities they have for law students or graduates looking to embark on a non-traditional legal career.

Who can participate in JDATT?

The JDATT is open to all current UHLC 2L and 3L students as well as recent graduates. Students and recent graduates attending this event are interested in learning more about your industry and the types of non-traditional, law-related roles usually found in it. Additionally, students and recent graduates will be looking to network with other JD-advantage career practitioners and, where opportunities are available, secure permanent or internship positions. 

Participating employers should specify their available employment opportunities on their completed employer registration form.

What is the format of JDATT?

Below are the pertinent details for this year's JDATT:

  • What: JD-Advantage Career Table Talk
  • When: Friday, October 15, 2021 (please register by October 1, 2021)
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Format: Students/graduates attend the table talk dressed in business attire and equipped with requested application materials.  Employer representatives are placed at virtual tables designated by the organization's name and students/graduates sign up to speak with the representatives about their organization and industry. 

After JDATT, employers can follow up with students/graduates in any way that they see fit—from simply informing a student/graduate that they were impressed with their credentials and will keep their resume on file if a need in their office ever arises to offering a student/graduate a formal interview or offer for a current or upcoming position.

How do I register for JDATT?

Simply fill out this short employer registration form. You will receive a confirmation email from the Career Development Office after completing the form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kourtney James at 713-743-5622 or