Friday, June 6, 2014

Weekly Digest | June 6, 2014

In this week's digest:
  • Bar Study Coffee Break
  • UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Texas in Washington Recruitment Program
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
  •  HBA Environmental Section Members/Section Luncheon Meeting
  • South Asian Bar Association of Houston June Happy Hour
  • 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Tips
  • The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
  • Current Job Openings with the Internal Revenue Service
  •  Hot Jobs

Bar Study Coffee Break
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 12:00 -1:15 pm | Sweet at City Centre (across the courtyard from Norris Conference Center)
Career Development and Student Services invite you to join them for a coffee break on June 12th! Stop by for coffee and something sweet before you head home or to the library to study.  We hope to see you there!

UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
The deadline to apply for a Graduate Fellowship has been EXTENDED to June 13, 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 as they await their bar results (August through November). Students are responsible for securing their own placement prior to applying. 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:

Texas in Washington Recruitment Program
Friday, August 1, 2014 │ Washington, D.C.
Student Bidding: May 31 – June 18

Texas in Washington Recruitment Program will take place in employer offices in Washington, DC on Friday, August 1, 2014.  All accredited law schools in Texas are invited to participate.  Employers will have an opportunity to interview 2Ls, 3Ls, domestic and foreign trained LL.M.s and recent graduates (up to one year after graduation) in their offices.  Please apply and submit all application materials online via the Texas Consortium Symplicity Module at  In addition, employers will be able to view application materials and select interviewees online. 
If you have any questions about this fair, please contact Courtney Key, Texas A&M University School of Law, at 817-212-4013 or

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Friday, August 1, 2014 │ Minneapolis, MN
Student Registration Deadline – Friday, June 6, 2014
Student Bidding Starts Monday, June 9-20, 2014

Registration is now open for the August 1, 2014 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference hosted by Twin Cities Diversity In Practice.  If you are a minority law student and interested in registering for this exciting event please visit the MMRC Simplicity website to be directed to the registration link:  Interviews will be held August 1st (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

If you have questions please feel free to email: or call 612.343.7999.

HBA Environmental Section Members/Section Luncheon Meeting
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 │ 11:30-2:00 p.m. |Brennan’s 3300 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006

Please join us for our traditional end-of-season luncheon at Brennan’s for an update on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.  Dr. Shaw was appointed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. 1, 2007.  The Texas Senate confirmed his appointment on May 5, 2009, and he was appointed chairman on Sept. 10, 2009.

Networking and registration is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Lunch and the presentation will begin promptly at noon.  Valet parking is available at a cost of $5.00.  Street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. Cost for law students enrolled in summer school is $15.00.

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, June 9, 2014 to Ashley Creech at Please forward checks payable to HBA to:

Ashley Creech
Hilder & Associates, P.C.
819 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006
Local Phone: 713-655-9111
Toll Free: 888-659-8742
Fax: 713-655-9112

South Asian Bar Association of Houston June Happy Hour
Thursday, June 12, 2014 │ 6:00-8:00 p.m. │ Simone's On Sunset 2418 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005

Join SABA next Thursday, June 12th, for a Happy Hour at Simone's On Sunset! Enjoy adult beverage specials until 8pm while mingling with fellow professionals interested in the South Asian community.

Wednesday, June 18 │ 1:00 – 2:00 pm

EJW will host a webinar for students interested in “Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship” on June 18, 2014. Register here:
The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Saturday, July 26, 2014
| San Francisco, CA
Registration and Bidding Deadline: June 15, 2014
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the Bay Area's most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations.  Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate.  Openings are for 2015 2L summer associate positions. 

Registration begins on:  Monday, May 19, 2014; Registration site can be found at:

For questions, please contact: Jenny Li, Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Project Manager or Nicole Britton-Snyder, BASF Diversity Pipeline Programs Manager  For additional information, please visit:

Current Job Openings with the Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is hiring again! Recent graduates interested in tax law, check for current openings or email in the CDO for more information about how to search for jobs of interest and/or apply. 

Hot Jobs
10325 –Summer Clerkship, Fizer, Beck, Webster, Bentley & Scroggins, P.C. (Houston, TX)
10384 –Associate Attorney, Nistico, Crouch & Kessler, PC (Houston, TX)
10373 –Summer Contract Intern, Cameron Intl Corporation (Houston, TX)
10354 –Associate Attorney, Mathur Law Offices, P.C. (Dallas, TX)
10344 –Law Clerk, Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. (Houston, TX)
10345 –Law Clerk, The Parzivand Law Firm, PLLC (Stafford, TX)
10348 –Law Clerk, Harry Gee & Associates PLLC (Houston TX)
10340 –Litigation Attorney, Alliantgroup LP (Houston TX)