Thursday, May 8, 2014

Weekly Digest | May 9, 2014

Congratulations in advance to the UHLC Class of 2014! We will definitely miss seeing you in the hallways and the coffee bar in the CDO. Remember that as alumni of UHLC, you will always have access to the Career Development Office and the resources we offer. Please stay in touch and we look forward to continuing to help in your post-bar job search!

To all of our students, congratulations on finishing up your final exams and enjoy your summer break! Remember that the Career Development Office will remain open throughout the summer and your counselor is available to help if you're still searching for summer or permanent placement.

In this week's digest:
  • Resources for July Bar Exam Takers
  • Graduate and Rosenberg Fellowship Programs
  • Swearing-In Ceremonies for Students Who Took the February Bar
  • Lavender Law Career Fair
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association 2014 Job Fair
  • Texas Bar CLE Oil, Gas & Mineral Titles Examination Course
  • Upcoming Deadlines and Networking Events
  • Hot Jobs
Free Bar Prep Webinar from ABA & BARBRI
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Studying for the bar exam?  Don’t miss this free webinar, Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes, with strategies vetted by BARBRI.  Register at You'll hear real-life pointers recommended by new lawyers who successfully passed their bar exams on:  developing a study schedule, maintaining a positive mindset and attitude, taking practice tests, making effective use of your final week, and succeeding on exam day. Plus, you’ll receive a free ABA membership! Register at and start your free membership in one simple step.

Professor Stalder’s Bar Survival Facebook Group

3Ls who will be taking the bar this summer are encouraged to join Professor Stalder’s Bar Survival Facebook Group. The page is created for students to share tips and strategies for maintaining their sanity during bar preparation and the job search beyond. Students can email Professor Stalder for the link and then request to join the group.

UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline to Apply: May 19, 2014

The UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to make it possible for our recent graduates who are dedicated to careers in public service to pursue unpaid internships between August and November as they await their bar results. The Law Center will provide up to $4,500 to a limited number of recent graduates selected for a Graduate Fellowship with a government agency or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information and application instructions, go to:

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.

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.

Lavender Law Career Fair
August 21 -23, 2014 │ New York City, NY

The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Over 450 candidates and 150 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2013 career fair in San Francisco.

This year, Lavender Law will take place on August 21 -23, 2014 at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City. Online registration is currently open and students can register early for a discounted price. For more information, go to: A limited number of complimentary Lavender Law registrations are available for law students to attend this year’s event. To apply, go to:

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association 2014 Job Fair
Sunday, July 27, 2014 │ University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco
Deadline to Register: May 19, 2014

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and the University of California, Hastings College of Law cordially invite UHLC students to the 17th Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair. Students can find detailed information, including registration information and instructions in the Symplicity Career Resource Library (under the "resources" tab). Register online at: Students must complete their registration and employer selection by 5:00 pm (PDT) on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Texas Bar CLE: Oil, Gas & Mineral Titles Examination Course
June 5-6, 2014 │ Westin Memorial City

Make plans to attend the Texas Bar CLE’s new course: Oil, Gas & Mineral Titles Examination. Located at the Westin Memorial City, near the Energy Corridor, this course boasts an exceptional panel of experts who will discuss the current legal complexities and “tricks of the trade” pertaining to this area of the law. Get more information or register here:

Upcoming Deadlines and Networking Events

Deadline to Apply for the Intellectual Property Law Section Women & Minority Scholarship │ May 12

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Seminar │ May 16

Deadline to Register for the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair │May 21

Houston Bar Association Taxation Section Meeting │ May 21

Gideon’s Promise Burgers & Brews Networking Event │ May 22

Deadline to Apply for the Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship │ May 23

Deadline to Apply for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Essay Competition │ May 23

Deadline to Apply for the HBA Labor & Employment Section Scholarship │ May 31

Hot Jobs

10230 – Associate, Branscomb PC (San Antonio, TX)
10232 – Associate General Counsel, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (Austin, TX)
10224 – Associate Attorney, Harrell Pailet & Associates, PC (Dallas, TX)
10231 – Associate, Greer Scott & Shropshire LLP (Houston TX)
10243 – Compliance Research Analyst Intern, LyondellBasell (Houston, TX)
10242 – Summer Law Clerk, Law Offices of Domingo Garcia (Houston, TX)
10237 – Human Trafficking Summer Intern, Children at Risk (Houston, TX)
10239 – Contracts Legal Intern, Loomis (Houston, TX)
10234 – Contracts Management Intern, EMAS-AMC (Houston, TX)
10233 – Summer Intern, The Crosley Law Firm (San Antonio, TX)
10226 – Summer Law Clerk, Wagnon Law Group (Houston, TX)
10228 – Law Clerk, Arnold & Itkin (Houston, TX)
10231 – Law Clerk, Najvar Law Firm (Houston, 

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