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


Diversity & Inclusion Recruiting

All University of Houston Law Center students are encouraged to apply to legal recruiting programs focusing on diversity and inclusion. All program criteria and selection determinations are set by each individual program (not the Law Center).

Houston Bar Association (HBA) Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) 1L Minority Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program

  • Description: Each year, the HBA’s MOILP Committee sponsors the Houston area’s only summer clerkship program designed specifically for Houston area 1L law students. The positions provide mentoring and real work experiences for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a clerkship at a law firm, corporate legal department or legal nonprofit. Participating students also have the opportunity to attend seminars on professional writing, getting the most out of internships, and making the best impression on their employers. 1L students enrolled at one of three area law schools are eligible to apply.
  • When: Application deadline in January.  Student clerkships are held during the summer.

Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

  • Description: Career Fair and Conference with firms, corporations and public sector employers who are committed to the hiring and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and lawyers.
  • When: Application deadline in August.  Fair is held in early September.
  • Where: New York, NY
  • For more information: Register on Interested Law Center students should also contact the Law Center student organization OutLaw: Students for GLBT Concerns, an organization devoted to the issues of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students at the law school.  The Law Center works with OutLaw members to provide some supplemental funding to support travel to the Lavendar Law event.

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program

  • Description: Hosted by numerous “southern” law schools in Dallas, Texas, Sunbelt provides legal employers throughout the United States with an opportunity to interview diverse law students from Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Employers from across the country interview 2Ls for summer associate positions and 3Ls for permanent attorney positions.
  • When: Application deadline in late June/early July.  Fair is held in early September.
  • Where: Dallas, TX.
  • For more information: Visit the Sunbelt website:

IMPACT Career Fair

  • Description: This fair invites law firms and government agencies to interview law students and lawyers with disabilities from across the US.  
  • When: The registration deadline is TBD.  Fair is held in August.
  • Where: Arlington, VA.
  • For more information: Contact the Law Center’s Career Development Office (CDO).

The CDO team maintains an ongoing resource list for these and over 50 other diversity opportunities, updated as information is available, for Law Center students.  The “Diversity Opportunities - UHLC List” may be found in the Symplicity Career Resource tab or by contacting your CDO career counselor.