Thursday, May 1, 2014

Weekly Digest | May 2, 2014

In this week’s digest: 
  • Tahirih Justice Accepting Applications from 3Ls for its Rosenberg Fellowship Position
  • Past CDO Program Videos Available Online
  • Swearing-In Ceremonies for Students Who Took the February Bar
  • The Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Spring Scholarship
  • Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
  • Gideon’s Promise Burgers & Brews Networking Event
  • Houston Bar Association Taxation Section Meeting
  • Hot Jobs
Rosenberg Fellowship Program

 The University of Houston is proud to announce its new, long-term fellowship program, the Yale Leonard and Irene Merker Rosenberg Fellowship Program. Through this program, select public interest organizations will host a 2014 Law Center graduate to work with its office for a 13 month period. This is a great way for our students to create a foothold in the legal public interest community. For more information, go to:

 Note that applications for the Rosenberg Fellowship position at Tahirih Justice Center are now being accepted in the Symplicity Job Bank. Log in and search for Job ID# 10175 to apply.

 Past CDO Program Videos Available Online

 If you missed any of the great programs hosted by the CDO this past academic year, you can go back and view the videos at the bottom of this page: You’ll need to log in with your Cougarnet ID and password.

 Videos for “Stuff” You Need to Know Before you Start that Job/Internship and our OCI Informational Session are now available.

 Houston Young Lawyer’s Association Swearing-In Ceremony
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 1910 Courthouse
Deadline to RSVP:  Monday, May 12, 2014

Congratulations to everyone who passed the Texas Bar Exam! HYLA will host a Swearing-In Ceremony on May 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. We hope to celebrate with you and your families at the 1910 Courthouse. If you would like to attend, please respond to by May 12th. Be sure to include the name you would like on your oath and how many guests will attend with you.

Dallas Association of Young Lawyer’s Swearing-In Ceremony
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX

 The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Law Student Assistance Committee is hosting a Swearing-In Ceremony, open to all individuals who have recently passed the Texas bar exam and successfully completed all other requirements necessary to be sworn in.  Families of the newly licensed attorneys are also encouraged to attend. Justice Ada Brown of the 5th District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas has graciously agreed to conduct the ceremony.

This is a great alternative to the Swearing-In Ceremony in Austin for those who are unable or choose not to travel.  It is also a great opportunity for these soon-to-be Dallas lawyers to learn more about the Dallas legal community.

Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Location: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75201 (parking available for a small fee)

Interested students should RSVP to Cherie Harris at and indicate the number of guests who will be attending. It is important that each student bring their letter from the Board of Law Examiners indicating that they have met all of the requirements and are ready to take the oath.

The Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Spring Scholarship
Applications Accepted Throughout the Month of May

The Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section announces its 2014 Spring Scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded to students who have expressed a serious interest in Labor & Employment Law.  

 The Scholarship Application and Scholarship Criteria describing the details for eligibility can be found in the Career Resource Library under the "resources" tab of Symplicity.  Applications will be accepted throughout the month of May, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to:

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. Students can find a list of participating employers and instructions for registration in the Symplicity Career Resource Library (under the “resources” tab). 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.

Gideon’s Promise Burgers & Brews Networking Event
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Hughes Hangar

Gideon's Promise is hosting a free event called Burgers & Brews in conjunction with the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association at Hughes Hangar on May 22nd.  This will be a great networking opportunity for students in the Law Center—particularly those interested in becoming Public Defenders.

There will be a complimentary beer and burger tasting at the event as well. View the invitation and RSVP here:

Houston Bar Association Taxation Section Meeting
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:15 pm | The Houston Club

Professor Stanley M. Johanson of UT School of Law will lead a discussion regarding "Recent Developments in Estate Planning.” For more details and RSVP instructions, go to the CDO Calendar.  

Hot Jobs

10175 – Rosenberg Fellow, Tahirih Justice Center (Houston, TX)
10195 – Summer Intern, The Youth Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (Harlingen, TX)
10176 – National Account Representative, VantageForce Inc. (Houston, TX)
10200 – Summer Law Clerk, Fong & Associates (Houston, TX)
10203 – Associate, O’Donnell Ferebee Medley & Frazer (Houston, TX)
10201 – Law Clerk, Houston Community College System (Houston, TX)
10213 – Associate, Greer Scott & Shropshire (Houston, TX)

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