Feb. 15, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center students recently met with officials from government agencies and public interest groups at the annual public service “table talk” hosted by the school’s Career Development Office.
The event on Feb. 8 concluded the Career Development Office's annual Public Interest Law Week, intended to encourage students to consider career and internship opportunities serving the community in government and non-profit agencies.
"Events like this would not be possible without the support of faculty and staff members," said Bill Powers, director of internship and externship programs. "Many thanks to Dean (Leonard M.) Baynes for his continued support of students serving the community through generously supporting the UHLC Summer Public Interest Fellowship and personally encouraging students to emphasize service in their legal careers.
"Thanks as well to our faculty who continue to share these opportunities with the CDO and with students, actively encourage students to pursue them, and even take a moment to stroll through events like the GPITT to see the results of their training students to impact the community through law."
Forty-seven organizations were represented, including non-profit organizations, district attorney's offices and other government agencies.
"The Government and Public Interest Table Talk would not have been such a success without the entire CDO team and the planning and coordination by Kecia Branch and Sanchez Steele," said Tiffany Tucker, assistant dean for Career Development.
"Bill Powers conducted months of outreach to government and public interest employers, followed up repeatedly, tracked down newly appointed internship and hiring contacts, and worked very closely with government agencies to ensure opportunities to connect with our students, even during these uncertain times of government shutdowns.”