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University of Houston Law Center
School type Public
Location Houston, TX, US
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University of Houston Law Center is located in Houston, TX

The University of Houston Law Center is an American Bar Association accredited law school founded in 1947 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.[1]


The college of law at the University of Houston was founded in 1947 with an inaugural class consisting of 28 students and a faculty with only one professor.[2] The college of law was housed in several locations on campus in its first few years, including temporary classrooms and the basement of the M.D. Anderson Library.[2] The college of law moved into its current facilities, located in the northeast corner of campus, shortly following its groundbreaking in 1969.[2]


J.D. program

The Doctor of Jurisprudence program consists of 90 semester hours. UH Law Center offers two programs: a three-year full-time day program and a four-year part-time evening program.

First year law students take a combined 14 hours their first semester consisting of:

First year law students take a combined 16 hours their second semester consisting of:

LL.M. programs

The Law Center offers six LL.M. areas of concentration:

Joint degrees

The University of Houston Law Center also offers several joint degrees.

In addition, the Law Center has partnered with other institutions to offer other joint degrees.


The Law Center also has various specialized institutes:

Student organizations

  • The Advocates
  • American Constitution Society (ACS)
  • Asian Law Students Association (ALSA)
  • The Association of Women in Law (AWIL)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Christian Legal Society (CLS)
  • Corporate and Taxation Law Society (CTLS)
  • Criminal Defense Law Students Association (CDLSA)
  • Delta Theta Phi - Cullen Senate
  • Energy and Environmental Law Society (EELS)
  • The Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal (EELPJ)
  • Evening Law Students Association (ELSA)
  • Federalist Society
  • Health Law Organization (HLO)
  • Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
  • The Honor Court
  • Houston Association of Counsel for Children (HACC)
  • Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
  • Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy
  • Houston Journal of International Law (HJIL)
  • Houston Law Review
  • Human Rights Alliance
  • Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO)
  • International Law Society (ILS)
  • Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law (JCCL) (formerly the Journal of Texas Consumer Law)
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • LawHorns UT Law Students Association
  • Legalese
  • Lex Judaica
  • Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)
  • Ombudsmen
  • Order of The Barons
  • OutLaw: Students for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Concerns
  • Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity - Hutcheson Inn
  • Public Interest Law Organization (PILO)
  • Society of Law and Politics (SLAP)
  • South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Student Organization (SELSO)
  • State Bar of Texas - Texas Young Lawyers
  • St. Thomas More Society (STMS)
  • The Student Bar Association (SBA)
  • Society for Computer & Information Law (SCIL)
  • Texas Aggie Law Students Association (AgLaw)

Notable Alumni


External links

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