Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Open House) invites local legal 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.
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. Additionally, the Open House is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.
UHLC hosts two Open House sessions per academic year to provide students and employers greater access to each other. Here are the pertinent dates for the 2020-2021 academic year Open House sessions:
A list of participating Small & Midsize Firm Open House employers will be available in Symplicity under the “Events” tab. Please log into your Symplicity account, select the Events tab, choose “2020 Fall Small & Midsize Firm Open House” from the “Career Fairs” drop down box, and click on the Search tab. Keep in mind that you should check Symplicity frequently during the two-weeks leading up to the Open House as employers will continue to be added as they register.
For additional information about the Open House, UHLC students and recent graduates should contact their UHLC career counselor.
Who Can Participate in Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
Employers participating in the Open House will be looking to share knowledge with students about their practice or, if opportunities are available, hire law clerks for spring, summer and/or the post-bar period. Employers may also be looking for current 3Ls, LL.Ms, and recent graduates to fill permanent attorney positions.
What Important Information Do I Need for Small & Midsize Firm Open House?
The CDO hosts a series of virtual career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of practicing at small, midsize and growing firms at 5:00 pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the Open House.
The Open House will occur virtually, where employers are able to share information about their organization and opportunities for the upcoming summer and beyond.
Below are the pertinent details for Fall Open House:
After the Open House, employers may follow up with students/graduates regarding specific positions.
In addition to possibly securing employment, the Open House is a great opportunity for UHLC students/graduates to network with a variety of local members of the bar and begin cultivating their professional network. There is no student fee or bidding process for this event, but students will be encouraged to pre-submit their application materials.
We look forward to having you join us to network with attorneys and to learn about the opportunities available in small and midsize law firms during Fall Open House.
How do I register for the Open House?