Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road Room 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House invites local employers to campus to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students about their practice, area of law, and any available law clerk, summer associate and attorney positions. Culminating after a week-long 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 for the upcoming summer and beyond.
This event provides employers the opportunity to meet informally with students, 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 2016 graduates. 2L students attending this event are interested in learning more about various practice areas, networking with local attorneys, and, where opportunities are available, establishing a placement for the Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017.
3L students and graduates attending this event are interested in networking with local attorneys, establishing a placement for the current Spring 2016, securing a post-bar law clerk position, and/or obtaining a permanent attorney position. Participating firms specify their networking or available employment opportunities of their completed employer registration (registration will open in early January).
Below are the pertinent details for this year’s open house:
After the open house, employers can follow up with students in any way that they see fit—from simply informing a student 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 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 January 13, 2017 (registration will open in early January). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kourtney James Perry at 713-743-5622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.