Career Development Office


MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091


Small & Midsize Firm Open House

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. 

Who Can Participate in Small & Midsize Firm Open House?

The Open House 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 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.  

Participating firms specify their networking or available employment opportunities of their completed employer registration here.

Below are the pertinent details for this year’s open house:

  • What: Small & Midsize Firm Open House
  • When: Friday, September 7, 2018 (Register by September 4, 2018)
  • Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: UH Law Center Commons
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Format: Students/graduates come to the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with requested application materials.  Employer representatives are placed at tables designated by the firm’s name and students/graduates freely move among tables speaking with the representatives about their firms and practice areas. 

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 Small & Midsize Firm Open House, please complete the brief employer registration by September 4, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chandria T. Jackson at 713-743-7535 or