University of Houston Law Center Logo
Give Now  
HOME Faculty

Career Development Office

Off-Campus

Throughout the year, several schools across Texas and beyond hold job fairs for various practice areas. See the list below. Please note: Job fair event and registration dates are subject to change. Bidding and registration are generally a month (or more) before the job fair. Please contact your counselor if you have any questions about any of these job fairs.

Stay tuned to the CDO Weekly Digest for more details.

1. Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference: August 2024 
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: Free registration for law student members of the LGBTQ+ Bar and Transportation to Washington, DC/lodging/meals

Registration: https://lgbtqbar.org/annual/registration/2024-advance-registration/

Career fair and conference with firms, corporations and public sector employers who are committed to the hiring and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and lawyers. 

2. Southeastern Intellectual Property Job FairJuly 2024

Where: Virtual

Cost: Registration cost

Registration: https://www.gaipalliance.org/gipa-programs-events/sipjf-southeast-ip-job-fair

Hosted by the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance ® based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Employers from across the southeast United States interview rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate and associate positions. The GIPA Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee offers pre-Interview coaching to diverse students.  Check the link above for information on how to participate in the pre-interview coaching program and for a student timeline. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at ctjacks5@central.uh.edu for more information.

3. The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program: July 2024

Where: Virtual

Cost: Registration fee

Registration: See website link above for registration details.

Program Timeline: Student Timeline

Hosted by Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate positions and, to a lesser extent, 3Ls for post-graduate positions. A must attend for students interested in patent law. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at ctjacks5@central.uh.edu for more information.

4. Sunbelt Recruitment Program: July 2024

Where: Dallas, Texas / Park Cities, Texas

Cost: Transportation to Dallas/lodging/meals

Program Timeline: Student Timeline

Register Here: Sunbelt Student Registration

Hosted by numerous law schools in the southern states and held in Dallas, Texas. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls for summer associate positions and 3Ls for permanent attorney positions. All 2Ls and 3Ls may participate.

5. KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: July 2024

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Cost: Transportation to Kansas City/lodging/meals

Register Here: Heartland Student Registration

Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. 

6. Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference: October 2024

Where: Virtual

Cost: No cost

Register Here: Student Registration

The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference is the largest national career fair for public interest law targeted towards 2Ls and 3Ls.

7. Houston Bar Association's (HBA) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summer Clerkship Program: January 2025

Where: Houston, Texas 

Cost: Free  

For additional information, please visit: https://www.hba.org/?pg=Diversity-and-Inclusion

Hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The HBA’s 1L Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program gives racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ first-year law students the opportunity to apply for summer law clerk positions. For more information contact Paul Klinger of the CDO at pwklinge@central.uh.edu.