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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 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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JD-Advantage Career Table Talk

“JD-advantage” legal careers are positions defined as law-related careers where a law license is not required, but a law degree is a considerable asset. These careers exist across all industries and are typically reserved for individuals who have some sort of advanced training. Examples of positions for which a JD is an advantage include jobs in personnel or human resources, investment banking, consulting, compliance, law firm professional development, and law school administrative offices.

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) has decided to capitalize on this growing legal market trend and establish a recruiting event specifically geared towards these non-traditional, law-related employment opportunities. The JD-Advantage Career Table Talk (JDATT) invites employers to campus to speak to UHLC students and recent graduates about their organization and the opportunities they have for law students or graduates looking to embark on a non-traditional legal career.

Who can participate in JDATT?

The JDATT is open to all current UHLC 2L and 3L students as well as recent graduates. Students and recent graduates attending this event are interested in learning more about your industry and the types of non-traditional, law-related roles usually found in it. Additionally, students and recent graduates will be looking to network with other JD-advantage career practitioners and, where opportunities are available, secure permanent or internship positions. 

Participating employers should specify their available employment opportunities on their completed employer registration form.

What is the format of JDATT?

Below are the pertinent details for this year's JDATT:

  • What: JD-Advantage Career Table Talk
  • When: Friday, October 16, 2020 (please register by October 2, 2020)
  • Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Format: Students/graduates attend the table talk dressed in business attire and equipped with requested application materials.  Employer representatives are placed at virtual tables designated by the organization's name and students/graduates freely move among virtual tables speaking with the representatives about their organization and industry. 

After the JDATT, employers can follow up with students/graduates in any way that they see fit—from simply informing a student/graduate that they were impressed with their credentials and will keep their resume on file if a need in their office ever arises to offering a student/graduate a formal interview or offer for a current or upcoming position.

How do I register for JDATT?

For new employers:

  1. Go to the UHLC Symplicity site and select the “Sign Up” button on the right-hand side.
  2. Complete the requested information and you will receive an email with your password as soon as your registration has been processed.
  3. Once your registration is confirmed, follow the instructions below for submitting your registration for the career fair.

For returning employers with Symplicity profiles:

  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. Click the “Sign Up” button next to “2020 JD-Advantage Career Table Talk (JDATT).”
  5. Complete the form and submit it.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email from our office shortly after submitting the form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kourtney James at 713-743-5622 or kljames3@central.uh.edu.