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

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

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Meet the Staff

Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

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

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Small & Midsize Firm Open House

Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) invites local legal employers to campus 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 event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena. 

A list of participating Small & Midsize Firm Open House employers will be available in the Symplicity Recruiting module. Keep in mind that you should check Symplicity frequently after August 1 as employers will continue to be added as they register. 

The Open House Employer List includes each employer's name, firm description, and website, as well as the following information:

  • Desired Class Level of Applicants - 2L, 3L, or 2019 Graduate;
  • Positions Available -  Law Clerk (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Post-Bar), Attorney, or Resume Collect for Future Opportunities;
  • Application Material(s) Typically Requested – Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Writing Sample;
  • Any Additional Comments or Information for Applicants; and
  • Firm Representative Attendee List, where applicable.

For more information about the Open House, UHLC students should contact their UHLC career counselor. Application instructions are provided on the Open House employer list. Applicants should bring the requested materials for each individual law firm to the Open House and present them to the employer representative. (Resumes and cover letters should be on resume paper/heavy card stock. All other documents may be printed on regular printer paper. Application packets should be assembled with a paper clip only. No folders are needed.)

Who Can Participate in Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
The Open House is open to all current UHLC 2L and 3L students as well as recent graduates.  Employers participating in the Open House will be looking to share knowledge with students about their practice or, if opportunities are available, hire law clerks for fall, spring, summer and/or the post-bar period.  Employers will also be looking for current 3Ls and recent graduates to fill permanent attorney positions. 

What Important Information Do I Need for Small & Midsize Firm Open House? 
Culminating after a series of career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of practicing at small, midsize and growing firms, the Open House takes place in a common area, where employers are able to share information about their organization and opportunities for the upcoming summer and beyond. UHLC will host two Open House sessions per academic year to provide students and employers greater access to each other.  Open House Session I will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019. Open House Session II will occur on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Below are the pertinent details for Open House Session I:

  • What: Small & Midsize Firm Open House Session I
  • When: Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: UH Law Center Commons
  • Format: 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, this 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, registration, or bidding process for this event. 

Open House Session II will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Session II will be open to all enrolled students and recent graduates.