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Small & Midsize Firm Open House

The Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) is a recruiting event that features employers at law firms with 50 or fewer attorneys. The Open House provides small and midsize employers the opportunity to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students and recent graduates about their firms, showcase their firms’ capabilities and discuss a potential employment in school term law clerk, summer associate, or attorney positions.

Participating employers meet informally with students and recent graduates, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and network by introducing their organization to a large number of potential candidates and fellow members of the bar (firm literature and hand-outs are welcomed). Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.

UHLC hosts the Open House in the Fall and Spring of each academic year to provide students and employers greater access to each other. Whether your practice can use the assistance of a law clerk, summer associate, or new attorney or if you would like to network with law students and recent graduates to expose them to your practice. please mark your calendars for the 2024-2025 Small & Midsize Firm Open Houses:

  • Fall Open HouseFriday, September 13, 2024; and
  • Spring Open House - Friday, March 28, 2025.

Who can participate in an Open House?

Employers at law firms with 50 or fewer attorneys are invited to participate in the Open House.  Our students are particularly interested in opportunities to perform transactional work and commercial litigation.

  • Fall Open House - Open to current UHLC 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students, as well as recent J.D. and LL.M. graduates.
  • Spring Open House - Open to all current UHLC students and recent graduates.

What are the participant goals?

Open House attendees are interested in learning more about various practice areas, networking with local attorneys, and, where opportunities are available, securing a permanent attorney position or establishing a placement for the fall, spring, or summer.

Law firms specify their networking or available employment opportunities on their completed employer registration form.

What are the pertinent details for the next Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

  • What:       Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House
  • When:      Friday, September 13, 2024
                     Registration opens July 19, 2024
  • Time:       12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where:     The Foundation Room
                     John M. O’Quinn Law Building
                     University of Houston Law Center
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Format: Students/graduates come to the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with the requested application materials. Employer representatives are placed at tables designated by the firm’s name and students/graduates freely move among tables speaking with the representatives about their firms and practice areas.

How do I register for the Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

Priority registration for the Spring Open House is available from July 19, 2024 to September 6, 2024.  If your law firm is interested in participating, simply register HERE to secure your chance to engage with potential candidates at the Open House.   Registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Career Development Office. 

What are the post-event expectations?

Following the Open House, employers can follow up with students and graduates as they deem appropriate. This may include informing them of their interest in their credentials and keeping their resumes on file for future opportunities or extending formal interviews and employment offers.

If you have any questions about participating in the Open House or want to discuss alternative ways to recruit UHLC candidates, please contact Director of Employer Relations & Development, Chandria T. Jackson at 713-743-7535 or