Feb. 12, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center students interacted with officials from government agencies and public interest groups Friday in the Commons at the "Government and Public Interest Table Talk," hosted by the Law Center's Career Development Office.
The event concluded the Career Development Office's annual Public Interest Law Week, intended to encourage students to consider career and internship opportunities serving the community in government and non-profit agencies.
"The Government and Public Interest Table Talk is one of our major career programs each year, and we had a large turnout of students seeking internships," said Bill Powers, director of internship and externship programs. "The event has proven especially successful in helping 1L students begin their legal careers with a summer internship."
"As more and more lawyers choose to build their careers by serving their communities, events like this highlight the many ways that dedicated and passionate attorneys can make a difference in the lives of others," added Tiffany Tucker, assistant dean for career development. "Law students get to hear directly from lawyers who give back and are inspired to give back as well."
About 130 Law Center students and representatives from 46 government agencies or public interest groups participated.
Agencies represented included the Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, Disability Rights Texas, the City of Houston Office of the City Attorney, the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Lone Star Legal Aid, Tahirih Justice Center, Texas Medical Center, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office and more.