Oct. 8, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center students recently learned about nontraditional ways they can use their legal education during Career Development Office's Alternative Legal Career Table Talk in the Commons.
The event was intended to provide networking opportunities for 2L and 3L students. A number of Law Center alumni were in attendance recruiting on behalf of their current organizations.
"Alternative legal careers, defined as law-related careers where a law degree is not required but is nevertheless a considerable asset, have more than doubled in the legal marketplace since 2005," said Kourtney James Perry, director of Employer Relations and Development in the Career Development Office.
"The inaugural event was a success with 20 employers participating," Assistant Dean for Career Development Tiffany Tucker added. "A representative from KBR, a national engineering, procurement, and construction company, gave us great feedback and said they would like to hire about 10 students they spoke with."
Twenty organizations ranging from area law firms, LexisNexis, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, employers on the University of Houston campus and more offered information on alternative legal careers in their organization and solicited applicants for term-time, summer and permanent employment.