University of Houston Law Center

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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.

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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 2025 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 Law School 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 Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 91% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2020, 98.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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%