University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is an American Bar Association accredited law school founded in 1947 as Bates College of Law and is one of the 13 colleges at the University of Houston. It awards the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. In 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Law Center 60th among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools." The Law Center's Health Law concentration is currently ranked second in the nation. The Intellectual Property concentration ranks in the top ten programs in the country. The University of Houston Law Center is one of three accredited law schools located in the city of Houston and is considered the most prestigious.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.uh.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@uh.edu
Location (Location) Houston, TX
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1947
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 50
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 159
Median GPA : 3.54
Acceptance Rate : 39%


University of Houston Law School Admissions

University of Houston Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 39% of its applicants. Comparatively, Houston is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 2363 905 (38.30%) 215 (9.1%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.29 3.54 3.71
LSAT 155 159 161

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $29,784 $44,044
Part Time $20,484 $30,144
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $16,388
Living off-campus: $19,460
Living at home: $12,600

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 12/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/15
Application Fee : N/A

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University of Houston Law School Community

University of Houston Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Houston is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 61
  • Part Time : 93

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 55
  • # Minority Faculty : 24

RATIO

12.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

University of Houston Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Houston 1L section size is 26% larger than law schools in Texas and 34% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

University of Houston Law School: 201
Texas Average: 148
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 370
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 333
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 189
  • Law Journals : 177
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 9.0%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

University of Houston Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Houston class of 2015 had an employment rate of 91% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 98.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 63.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Texas: 93%
  • Virginia: 2%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 98.3%
  • First Time Takers: 233
  • Average School: 86.0%
  • Average State: 77.4%
  • Pass Difference: 8.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Texas : 77.4%
  • Passed : 197 of 229 (86.0%)
  • State Average : 77.4%
  • Difference : 8.6%