Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) invites local 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. Culminating after a series of career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of small, midsize and growing firms, the Open House takes place in a common area, where employers are able to share information about their organization and employment opportunities.
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 and fellow members of the bar (firm literature and hand-outs are welcomed). Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.
UHLC will host two Open House sessions per academic year to provide students and employers greater access to each other. Mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 Small & Midsize Firm Open Houses:
Who Can Participate in Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
Open House Session I is open to 2L and 3L students as well as recent graduates.
Open House Session II is open to participation from all current UHLC students and recent graduates.
Participants in both Open House sessions are interested in learning more about various practice areas, networking with local attorneys, and, where opportunities are available, securing a permanent attorney position or establishing a placement for the fall, spring, or summer.
Law firms specify their networking or available employment opportunities of their completed employer registration here.
Below are the pertinent details for Open House Session II (“Spring Open House”):
After the Open House, 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. The Career Development Office can provide interview space for employers to conduct formal interviews after the Open House.
If your law firm would like to join us for the Spring Small & Midsize Firm Open House, please submit your employer registration by February 7, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Chandria T. Jackson, Associate Director of Career Development at 713-743-7535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.