UH Law Center 1Ls meet and greet potential employers with eye toward job prospects University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas makes remarks after receiving the AALS Triennial Award on Thursday in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of AALS)

The University of Houston Law Center’s Career Development Office recently provided 1L students an opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of legal employers. The event was held in the Commons.

Jan. 10, 2019 — First-year University of Houston Law Center students networked with prominent law firms and state agencies during the “Meet the OCI Employers” annual reception recently held by the Career Development Office.

Participating organizations will all take part in the On Campus Interview Program later this year. The 1L students discussed opportunities for summer clerkship positions with 36 different employers.

“The “Meet the OCI Employers” event, is a table-talk style networking event, where the Career Development Office invites employers who participate in our On-Campus Interview Program to come to campus and network with our talented 1L students,” said Kourtney James Perry, director of Employer Relations and Development in the Career Development Office. “1L students attend this event to learn about the employers, their practices, and their recruiting cycles while employers get a first look at rising talent.”

Meeting these employers will help students navigate the Career Development Office’s upcoming spring recruiting events. Future events include Session III of the On-Campus Interview program on Jan. 18 where midsize and large firms interview 1L students for summer positions. The second event, the Government & Public Interest Table Talk on Feb. 8, provides government agencies and public interest organizations the opportunity to meet informally with students, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organization to a large number of potential candidates.

Participating organizations in the On-Campus Interview program include:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC
  • Baker Botts
  • Baker Hostetler LLP
  • Beck Redden LLP
  • Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Haynes and Boone
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Jones Day
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • King & Spalding
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Office of the Attorney General of Texas - Consumer Protection
  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Porter Hedges LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Porter Hedges LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
  • Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • White & Case LLP
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

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