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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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Meet the Staff CDO Past Events

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 Open House is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.

UHLC hosts two Open House sessions per academic year to provide students and employers greater access to each other. Here are the pertinent dates for the 2020-2021 academic year Open House sessions:

  • Fall Open House: Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Spring Open House: Friday, February 19, 2021

A list of participating Small & Midsize Firm Open House employers will be available in Symplicity under the “Events” tab. Please log into your Symplicity account, select the Events tab, choose “2020 Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House” from the “Career Fairs” drop down box, and click on the Search tab. Keep in mind that you should check Symplicity frequently during the two-weeks leading up to the Open House as employers will continue to be added as they 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?

  • Fall Open House:
    • 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students
    • Recent JD and LL.M. graduates
  • Spring Open House:
    • All current UHLC JD and LL.M. students
    • Recent JD and LL.M. 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 spring, summer and/or the post-bar period. Employers may also be looking for current 3Ls, LL.Ms, and recent graduates to fill permanent attorney positions.

What Important Information Do I Need for 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 at 5:00 pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the Open House.

The Open House will occur virtually, where employers are able to share information about their organization and opportunities for the upcoming summer and beyond.

Below are the pertinent details for Fall Open House:

  • What: Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House
  • When: Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students and recent graduates
  • Format: Students/graduates attend the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with requested application materials. Employer representatives are placed at virtual tables designated by the firm’s name and students/graduates may freely move among the virtual 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 encouraged to pre-submit their application materials.

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 Fall Open House.

How do I register for the Open House?

  1. Log in to the UHLC Symplicity site. Reminder: Your user name is your complete email address.
  2. Expand the “Events” menu on the left-hand side of the screen by clicking on the down arrow.
  3. Select “Career Fairs.”
  4. Select “2020 Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House” under “Upcoming” fairs.
  5. Click the “Attend” button on the top right-hand menu.
  6. Choose the resume you want to be uploaded for the fair.
  7. Click the “Save” button.