Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekly Digest | April 11, 2014

Your dedicated career counselors spent the week at the 2014 NALP Conference learning about innovative ways to bring information, programs, and employers to you! We’re excited to continue implementing good, resourceful programs, recruiting events, and networking opportunities. We encourage you to keep your eyes on the Weekly Digest and CDO Events Calendar so as not to miss anything that may be helpful and relevant to you. In this week’s digest:
·         Congratulations to the 2014 Summer Public Interest Fellows!
·         Shell Summer Clerkship Informational Session for 1Ls
·         Federal Bar Association Blask Fellowship Informational Breakfast
·         DuPont Minority Job Fair
·         Take Charge of your Career: How to Make the Most of Networking and Development Opportunities
·         Scholarships
·         Networking Opportunities
·         Hot Jobs
2014 Summer Public Interest Fellows
The results are in and the awardees are listed below! Congratulations to our 2014 Public Interest Fellows:
Sameen Ali
Natasha Bahri
Krystle Billings
Zoe Cadore
Meredith Carr
Jonathan Chatham
Nimra Chowdhry
Bobby Dale
Danielle Dary
Ted Evans
Lauren Fisher
Lara Hogue
Stephanie Huang
Murtuza Hussain
Brian Hutchison
Raenesha Jackson
Munira Jesani
Jennifer Juergens
Esther Kim
Alison Mills
Derra Mattina
Michael Moore
Ingrid Norsberg
Kyle O’Farrell
Armin Salek
Kayleigh Smith
Morgan Tennant
Lisa Virgen
Vladi Vladimirova
For all other students planning on working in a public interest position this summer, remember that you may be eligible to apply for work study funding. Otherwise you can volunteer or earn academic credit. For more information on both programs, go to: and 

Shell 2015 Summer Clerkship Informational Session
Monday, April 14 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | 240 BLB

Recruitment representatives from Shell will be partnering with HBTLJ discuss Shell's summer clerkship program! Come get a jump-start on learning about clerkship opportunities and hear all that Shell has to offer! Also, find out how to become a member of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.

Federal Bar Association Blask Fellowship Informational Breakfast
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 8:15 – 8:50 am | Career Development Office

Are you interning for a federal court or agency this summer?  Is that court or agency located in the Southern District of Texas? If you answered yes to both questions, you are eligible to apply for the Blask Fellowship, a $3,000 stipend that will be awarded by the Federal Bar Association to deserving students who are interning for a federal court or agency in the Southern District of Texas.

If you are interested, make plans to attend the Federal Bar Association Blask Fellowship Informational Breakfast. Michelle Gray, Class of 2011, will be available to discuss details and application instructions. Donuts and coffee provided.

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. DuPont has carefully selected the participating employers as part of a program designed to foster partnering and efficiencies between client and law firm. Law firms that meet their criteria are designated as ‘Primary Law Firms’ and will assume significant responsibilities over DuPont’s complex litigation docket. Primary Law Firms are joined by other service providers to create a DuPont Network.

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.

Take Charge of Your Career: How to Make the Most of Networking & Development Opportunities
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Vinson & Elkins

Join an experienced panel of lawyers for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Spring Group Mentoring Program and Reception. Panelists include:

Derrick Mitchell, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani, Public Finance
Iman Farrior, Principal, Lasso Enterprises
Corey Devine, Partner, Muskat, Martinez & Mahony, Labor & Employment
ApriĆ©l Powell Martin, Administrative Director, Physician Network Development of St. Luke’s Health System
Kai Liekefett, Associate, Vinson & Elkins, Mergers & Acquisitions

This event is open to all law students and legal professionals. Business Casual Attire. RSVP to Erin Francis at


There are several great scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines. Don’t miss these opportunities to gain recognition for the hard work you’ve been putting into your legal education, reduce your financial burden, and enhance your resume! For more information, go to the CDO Events Calendar.

Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarship | April 15, 2014

Napoleon Beazley Defender Award | April 18, 2014

Federal Bar Association Blask Fellowship | April 25, 2014

Broden & Mickelsen Scholarship Award |  May 1, 2014

Networking Opportunities

The more people you know, the easier the job hunt. A good place to start are networking events. For more information, go to the CDO Events Calendar.

HBA Corporate Counsel Section, General Counsel Pathway Panel  | April 15, 2014

HBA Tax Section Meeting | April 16, 2014

Lunch with a Lawyer | April 16, 2014

Hot Jobs

10134 – Associate Attorney, Clay Thomas PC (Abilene, TX)
10127 – Family Law Attorney & Law Clerk, Ellen Yarrell (Houston, TX)
10131 – Summer Intern, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (Weslaco, TX)
10122 – Law Clerk, BNSF Railroad (Ft. Worth, TX)
10124 – Fall Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office (Houston, TX)
10117 – Law Clerk, Young & Hussain (Houston, TX)
10115 – Summer Law Clerk, Johnson Law Group (Houston, TX)
10108 – Transactional Attorney, Shamoun & Norman (Dallas, TX)

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