Career Development Office
Symplicity

 

Career Development Office
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Reciprocity Policy

(University of Houston law students and alum click here.)

The Office of Career Development at the University of Houston Law Center is pleased to share its resources with graduates and students of other ABA accredited law schools.  As Houston is the fourth largest legal community in the United States, the office is aware of the attractive nature of the job market.  In consideration of our duty not only to the legal market but also to our students, the policy is as follows:

Eligibility
Reciprocity is available to graduates and students of any accredited law school whose own law school has made (or agrees to make) available the use of its career services facilities to UH Law Center graduates and students.   These agreements may be made on a case-by-case basis.  In the event that the UH Law Center receives more reciprocity requests from a school than that school receives from UH Law Center students, the UH Law Center reserves the right to withhold reciprocity.

Requesting Reciprocity
Requests for reciprocity for any student or graduate must be made by the career services office of that person’s law school.  These requests may be made by mail: Kecia N. Branch, UH Law Center, 100 Law Center, Houston, Texas, 77204, fax: 713-743-2091, or e-mail: knbranch@central.uh.edu.  The request must be received and granted prior to any visit to the UH Law Center.  Walk-in and telephone requests will not be honored.  The person must wait until a letter granting reciprocity is received and bring that letter to campus for any visit to the UH Law Center.  It is preferred that requests be made one week before the anticipated visit.  Reciprocity is granted for up to 30 days from the date on the grant letter, depending on office availability for reciprocity services.  Subsequent extensions must be made in the same form as an original request. You should contact the Career Development Office before arriving in order to guarantee availability of the reciprocity service.

Privileges
Reciprocity is a privilege granted by the UH Law Center and not a right owed to any individual regardless of agreements made between the UH Law Center and any other law school.  Reciprocity allows for access to the resource library, online job postings through our career services management system Symplicity, publications, directories, reference materials, newsletters, handouts and other materials as available.  Materials are for in-office use only and may not be loaned for any period of time.  Access is also granted for use of the office phone, fax and copy machine. 
NOT available as part of the UH Law Center reciprocity agreement are counseling sessions, directly applying to jobs via Symplicity, resume and cover letter review, Fall or Spring OCI, job fairs and other on-campus programs.

Restrictions and Limitations
Reciprocity is suspended each year for Fall OCI from July 1 until December 1 (approximately) and again for Spring OCI from February 1 until March 1 (approximately).  Visitors should call the UH Law Center at 713-743-2090 to verify these blackout dates in advance.  The Assistant Dean of the Career Development Office may further regulate or terminate services in full or in part to any law school, graduate or student surpassing a reasonable number of requests or to any person who misuses or abuses the facilities, services or personnel and may amend, restrict, expand or suspend this policy, or any parts thereof, when it is deemed necessary to do so in the interest of the UH Law Center.  Our reciprocity agreement may be further restricted based upon the policy of the requesting school.  If, for example, the requesting school offers access for a period shorter than that of the UH Law Center, then the access extended will be limited to that school’s period.

Through mutual agreement, reciprocity services are not made available to students of other Houston area law schools.

NALP list of Reciprocity Policies by law school.

University of Houston law students and alum: to request reciprocity at another law school outside of the Houston area, you must email lawcareer@uh.edu with the following information: (1) the contact information for the school; (2) a copy of their reciprocity policy; (3) note of any restrictions, blackouts, etc. Once we receive this information, please allow 24-48 hours turnaround time.