Thursday, April 17, 2014

Weekly Digest | April 18, 2014

Although the academic year is winding down, make sure to keep your eyes on the CDO Weekly Digest as great jobs, networking opportunities, and scholarship continue to be posted. In this week’s digest:
·         DuPont Minority Job Fair
·         Immigration in a Compliance Focused Environment CLE & Networking Reception
·         Hispanic Alliance For Career Enhancement Job Fair
·         University of Houston Political Action Committee Reception
·         Deadline to Apply for the Blask Fellowship
·         Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
·         Hot Jobs
Time Reporting
For anyone in a position (whether paid or unpaid) that requires you to submit time reports to a supervising person or body, please make sure to report your time adequately and in a timely manner.  Failure to properly report time can lead to discipline from the supervising body or person.  In addition, the supervising body may report such failures to the Board of Law Examiners, which can lead to the Board’s refusal to grant your bar license.  Thus, always be meticulous and accurate with your time reporting.
OCI Prep Session Handouts
For all students who were not able to attend the On-Campus Interview Program (OCI ) Prep Session on Friday, April 4th, the handouts distributed at the session can be found on the CDO website here.  These handouts include the PowerPoint presentation that was displayed at the information session as well as several informational documents from the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).  If you still have questions about the OCI process, please contact your CDO counselor. 
DuPont Minority Job Fair
Saturday, August 2, 2014
| Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2014

DuPont is proud to announce the 21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs. For 21 years they have led the effort to attract talented law students, with an interest in increasing the number of lawyers of color represented in our law firms and primary legal service companies.

University of Houston has been selected as a participating law school, which means that our students are able to apply and participate. Registration for the Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington sites will be completed on a secured electronic site. For information on how to access the password protected website and how to apply, please contact your counselor in the Career Development Office.
Immigration in a Compliance Focused Environment CLE & Networking Reception
Thursday, April 24, 2014
| 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Hyatt Regency Houston (Downtown)
Co-Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy law firm, this presentation will explore solutions to key compliance challenges facing businesses today, including considerations for project strategy and multi-jurisdictional compliance for ongoing projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with Houston area immigration attorneys. The program is complimentary and attendees can self-park at the Hyatt Regency Houston. For more information and to register/RSVP email Alma Reyes at  
Hispanic Alliance For Career Enhancement (HACE)  Job Fair
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm | Westin Galleria
HACE organizes one day events in Chicago, Houston and New York,to bring  together Latino professionals with hiring managers and recruiters.  In 2013, the Houston Conference had over 400 professional job seekers and 20 exhibitors. For more information, go to: Although not geared towards traditional legal positions, this may be a great event for students interested in exploring alternative career paths.
University of Houston Political Action Committee Reception
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Home of Dr. Franklin and Cindy Rose
The University of Houston Political Action Committee and the University of Houston Young Professionals for Political Action invite you to a UH PAC fundraising reception with special guest David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
The reception will be held at 803 Country Lane, Houston, Texas 77024 and law students are asked to make a contribution of $15. Business Attire. Please RSVP to Ashley Kaden at or 713-335-0990
Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas, Blask Fellowship
Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 26, 2014
Grants up to $3,000 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as legal interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2014 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas, including but not limited to the following:
U.S. District Court  - U.S. Bankruptcy Court  - U.S. Magistrate Court  - U.S. Trustee  - Federal Bureau of Investigation -Federal Public Defender  - U.S. Attorney  - EEOC  - U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement  - Office of Homeland Security  - N.A.S.A.
For more details and application instructions, go to the CDO Calendar.
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Hosted by Georgia State University College of Law, the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair will take place on July 29, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. The fair spans across all industries and types of organizations and encompasses all areas of intellectual property, including litigation, transactional work and prosecution. For additional information and other important dates, visit the SIPJF website at:
Student registration is open from April 30th to May 21st. Email Bill Powers at for questions.
Hot Jobs
10157 – Summer Law Clerk, Kennedy Hodges LLP (Houston, TX)
10158 – Summer Legal Intern, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (Harlingen, TX)
10154 – Law Clerk, Berg & Androphy (Houston, TX)
10148 – Law Clerk, Guerra & Johnson (Houston, TX)
9841 – IP Litigation Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (San Antonio, TX)
10134 – Associate, Clay Thomas PC (Abilene, TX)
10143 – Law Clerk, Harry Gee & Associates (Houston, TX)

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