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M-F 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4104 Martin Luther King Blvd
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, TX 77204-6060
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
4104 Martin Luther King Blvd
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Small & Midsize Firm Open House

The Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) invites employers at law firms with 50 or fewer attorneys to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students and recent graduates about their practice, area of law, and any available law clerk, summer associate, or attorney positions. Culminating after a series of career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of small, midsize, and growing firms, the Open House typically occurs in a common area, where employers can share information about their organization and employment opportunities.  For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Open Houses will take place virtually using Flo Recruit.

The Open House provides employers the opportunity to 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 when the event is held in-person). Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.

UHLC hosts a Fall and Spring Open House 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 2021-2022 Small & Midsize Firm Open Houses:

  • Fall Open House: Friday, September 24, 2021; and
  • Spring Open House: Friday, February 18, 2022 (Updated).

Who can participate in a Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

The Fall Open House is open to current UHLC 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students as well as recent J.D. and LL.M. graduates.

The Spring Open House is open to participation from all current UHLC students and 2021 graduates.

Participants in both Open House sessions 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.

When is the next Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

Below are the pertinent details for the next Open House:

  • What: Spring Small & Midsize Firm Open House
  • When: Friday, February 18, 2022 (Registration ends February 14, 2022)
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual using Flo Recruit
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Format: Students/graduates attend the Open House dressed in business attire. Employer representatives are placed at virtual meeting rooms designated by the firm’s name. Students/graduates will sign up to speak with employer representatives about their firms, practice areas, and any available employment opportunities .

    Employers may view a quick tour of the Flo Recruit virtual platform at start.florecruit.com/training-videos/interviewer-training-video.

After the Open House, 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 the Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

If your law firm would like to join us for the Spring Small & Midsize Firm Open House, simply click HERE to complete the employer registration form. You will receive a confirmation email from the Career Development Office after completing the form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Chandria T. Jackson at 713-743-7535 or ctjacks5@central.uh.edu.