UHLC Students network with employers at the Government and Public Interest Table Talk 

Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, left, and a panel of experts discussed obstacles faced by asylum applicants and ways to overcome them. Joining Hoffman were immigration attorneys, Thomas Ragland from Washington, DC,  Mary Kramer from Miami, and Sui Chung, also from Miami who served as moderator.

About 90 University of Houston Law Center students attended the “Government and Public Interest Table Talk” hosted by the Career Development Office.

Feb. 10, 2016 -- University of Houston Law Center students met with officials from government agencies and public interest groups Friday at the “Government and Public Interest Table Talk” hosted by the Law Center’s Career Development Office.

About 90 Law Center students and representatives from 51 government agencies or public interest groups gathered in the Houston Room of the Student Center.

Agencies represented included the Anti-Defamation League, the City of Houston Office of the City Attorney, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project, the Texas Innocence Network, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“The table talk was a great opportunity for both employers and law students alike,” said Senior Career Specialist Anne Elise Doise. “The employers were very impressed with the caliber and preparedness of our students and commented on their professionalism and decorum.

“Students were able to meet with government and public interest employers and land summer positions with their organizations so that they can develop their skill set and gain substantive legal experience. Employers are able to bring in students for internships to assist with their heavy work load. The table talk allowed students to drop off application materials and apply to the individual organizations while also allowing them to meet and network with various organizations all in one place.”

University of Houston Law Center students spoke with representatives of more than 50 government agencies at "Government and Public Interest Table Talk."

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