Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) invites legal employers 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, and attorney positions.
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. Additionally, the Open House is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, UHLC will host the Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House in two formats (virtually and in-person) to provide students and employers greater access to each other. Here are the pertinent dates for the 2022-2023 academic year:
A list of participating Open House Employers will be available to students in Symplicity as employers register.
For additional information about the Open House, UHLC students and recent graduates should contact their UHLC career counselor.
Who Can Participate in Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
What Important Information Do I Need for the Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
The CDO hosts a series of virtual career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of practicing at small, midsize and growing firms leading up to the Open House. Panel participants typically are chosen from the firms registered to attend the Open House.
The Open House will occur in-person and virtually, where employers are able to share information about their organization and opportunities for the semester and beyond.
Below are the pertinent details for Fall Open House:
Virtual: Students/Graduates will register to attend in Flo Recruit. On the day of the event, students/graduates will attend the Open House dressed in business attire. Employer representatives are placed at virtual tables designated by the firm’s name and students/graduates may freely enter the virtual rooms to speak with the employer representatives about their firms and practice areas.
In-Person: Students/Graduates come to the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with 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.
After the Open House, employers may follow up with students/graduates regarding specific positions. In addition to possibly securing employment, the Open House 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 or bidding process for this event, but students will be asked to pre-register with their resume and schedule set meeting times with the employers of their choice.
We look forward to having you join us to network with attorneys and to learn about the opportunities available in small and midsize law firms during the Fall Open House.