University of Houston Law Center - Law School Rankings

Rankings are often a reflection of the judgment and focus of the groups announcing them and the quality of the data they use.  They provide useful information, but only if these factors are taken into account.  You, as a potential student or a potential employer of graduates of the University of Houston Law Center, need to be aware of the different approaches and criteria involved in the measurement. UH Law Center does well in several law school rankings.  Here are some of the rankings we have seen:

University of Houston

  • Ranked in Tier 1 in the prestigious Carnegie Research University Rankings based on research funding and performance.
  • Rated as one of the best 376 U.S. Universities (top 15% of all universities) by the Princeton Review based on survey information from more than 122,000 students.
  • Granted a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 2015, joining approximately 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher education that have qualified for this elite academic organization.

University of Houston Law Center

  • Ranked 54th of law schools by U.S. News & World Report based on a multi-factor analysis including bar passage, job placement, LSAT score. (2017)
  • Ranked 8th on the U. S. News and World Report Best Law School list for Intellectual Property Law. (2017)
  • Ranked 39th Go To Law School by the National Law Journal, with some of the highest percentages of graduates accepting associate job offers from the nation's top 100 law firms. (2017)
  • The Houston Law Review ranked in top 3.5% (54th) of more than 1,500 law journals by Washington & Lee based on the number of citations to articles in the Review. (2015)
  • Houston Journal of International Law ranked in the top 25% of all law journals by Washington & Lee University based on the number of citations to articles in the Journal. (2013)
  • UH Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute ranked 8th nationally by U.S. News & World Report based on assessment of peers in intellectual property law. (2016)
  • UH Health Law and Policy Institute is ranked 2nd nationally by U.S. News & World Report based on assessment of peers in health law. (2016)
  • UH Law Center part-time program is ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. (2016)
  • Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy is ranked in the top 15% of health law journals nationally by Washington & Lee University based on the number of citations to articles in the Journal. (2010)
  • Recognized as a 'Best Value’ in The National Jurist magazine's annual survey.
  • Named a Most Diverse Law School by preLaw Magazine.  (2017)