Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekly Digest │ February 28, 2014

We've gotten some positive responses to our Weekly Digest! If you have any thoughts or concerns, please feel free to share them with us. 

After a busy month with Public Interest Career Week, Passport to Success Program, and Small & Midsize Career week, the CDO is excited about shifting gears and focusing on one-on-one sessions with our students. If you have not met with your counselor for some time and are still looking for summer employment, make an appointment as soon as possible.

In this week's Digest, read about:
• Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Today!)
• UHLC Summer Public Interest Fellowships
• Career Counselor in the Commons
• Upcoming Deadlines
• Networking Opportunities
• Hot Jobs

Small & Midsize Firm Open House
Friday, February 28, 2014 │11:30 am - 1:30 pm │ Krost Hall
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House invites local legal employers to campus to speak to UHLC students about their practice, area of law, and any available law clerk, summer associate and attorney positions. For more information and a list of participating firms, go to:

UHLC Summer Public Interest Fellowships
Deadline to Apply: March 19, 2014
The Law Center has a long standing commitment to supporting students who volunteer with legal departments of government agencies and non-profit organizations for the summer. For a detailed FAQ and application instructions, go to: The deadline to apply is March 19, 2014. Remember that you must have already secured your summer placement in order to be considered for this fellowship.

Note that the eligibility requirements have been changed. Students who are working full-time (35 - 40 hours per week) are eligible to receive $400.00 a week for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 weeks. Students who are working part-time (20 - 34 hours per week) are eligible to receive $200.00 a week only if they work for 10 weeks. If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply, email Bhavika Shah at

Career Counselor in the Commons
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 │ 12:00 - 1:00 pm │ Commons
Every other Tuesday, counselors are available to chat with students in the Commons. Stop by to ask any questions and find out what's happening in the CDO.

Upcoming Deadlines
There are so many great opportunities, recruiting events, and scholarships with upcoming deadlines. Stay on top of it all by making sure to check out the CDO Calendar. A few are listed below:

Ms. JD Fellowship │ March 1, 2014
Winstead JD Scholarship │ March 1, 2014
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program │ March 3, 2014
Scholarship to attend the Municipal Bond Law Seminar │ March 3, 2014
University of Houston Law Center IP Resume Book │ March 7, 2014

Upcoming Networking Events
There are always great networking events that UHLC students are encouraged to attend. Getting to know the broader Houston legal community and making connections is the most important thing you can do to increase your chances of finding and securing employment.

7th Annual Anatomy of a Family Law Case for the New Practitioner
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 │ South Texas College of Law │ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

28th Annual Family Law Conference
March 6 - 7, 2014 │ South Texas College of Law

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Tax-a-Thon
March 20, 2014 │ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm │ Neighborhood Centers

Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector
April 4 - 5, 2014 │ LSU Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Hot Jobs
The Symplicity Job Bank is heating up! Make sure to check it regularly if you're looking for spring, summer, or permanent positions. Below is a sampling of the opportunities currently posted:

9940 - Summer Intern, Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection (Houston, TX)
9896 - Summer Intern, Office of the Attorney General, Antitrust Section (Austin, TX)
9834 - Law Clerk, Guerra & Johnson (Houston, TX)
9935 - Spring Law Clerk, Situs (Houston, TX)
9942 - Summer Law Clerk, Wills Law Firm PLLC (Houston, TX)
9932 - Associate/Law Clerk, Watts & Company (Houston, TX)
9944 - Associate, Hagan Noll & Boyle LLC (Houston, TX)

The Texas Civil Rights Project is seeking summer interns (1Ls or 2Ls). If you are interested, send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Pedro Blandon at

YMCA International is also seeking summer interns (current 2Ls will be given preference). If interested, send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Brian Schaffer at

Stay up to date with the CDO Events Calendar. For questions, you can make an appointment with your counselor here.