Distinguished by its relatively modest tuition, the Law Center has been cited as one of the “best values” in legal education today. We are the leading law school in the nation’s fifth-largest legal market, and our curriculum is among the broadest offered in the Southwest.
We are in the Top Tier of the nearly 200 law schools in the United States, and two of our specialty programs consistently rank in the "Top 10" nationally.
The Law Center is truly a “global” school with strong connections to the international legal and education communities. The international activities of our faculty include visiting professorships, publications in foreign journals, and participation in international symposia and conferences.
Our outstanding faculty are recognized leaders in their respective fields as well as classroom teachers of the first rank. Adjunct faculty drawn from the practicing bar augment our curriculum with “real world” perspectives on the law.
The Law Center has more than 13,000 alumni, and the majority live in the greater Houston area. Regardless of where they make their home, Law Center alumni are recognized as high achievers in the legal profession.
Our campus includes a chapter of the prestigious Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes high achievement in law school. More than 700 Law Center alumni have been inducted into our chapter.
Our O’Quinn Law Library includes more than 535,000 volumes, and meets legal information needs with an extensive collection of electronic and traditional resources.
The special programs and institutes cited here add depth and dimension to our curriculum, and the Law Center is one of only eight public law schools offering multiple “Top 10” specialty programs.
The Law Center offers seven combined and concurrent degree programs. The programs and their affiliated institutions include:
Upper-division students can participate in our nationally ranked Clinical Training Program under the supervision of clinical faculty, learning invaluable skills while serving members of the community who require legal assistance. Options include: