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University of Houston Law Center - Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Houston Law Center! These pages will provide you with useful information on important dates, visitation opportunities, housing, and much more. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at lawadmissions@uh.edu or 713-743-2280.

Visit the UH Law Center

In light of the growing concerns regarding COVID-19, The Office of Admissions has suspended tours and on-campus visits at this time. However, we are still operating and have a number of online and virtual options for admitted students! Please see below to learn about the available visits.

Law Center Tours

We will continue to update the website as more virtual tours become available.

Admitted Students Day Recording

The entirety of the March 2020 Admitted Student Day was recorded and available to view here (please allow a few minutes for the video to load). While we recognize this is not the same experience as an in-person visit, we hope you still find the presentations informational and they give you a sense of the Law Center community. The agenda is as follows:

Timeframe        Session

  • 00:00 – 04:27 Introduction
  • 04:27 – 27:41 Welcome from Dean Leonard Baynes
  • 28:15 – 1:16:17 Mock Class with Professor Darren Bush
  • 1:25:12 – 1:59:36 Assistant Dean for Career Development, Tiffany Tucker
  • 2:00:00 – 2:36:36 Alumni Panel
  • 2:37:11 – 3:05:50 Assistant Dean for Student Services, Monica Mensah
  • 3:07:20 – 3:38:50 Financial Aid Advisor, Laura Neal
  • 3:38:58 – 4:27:16 Current Student Q&A Panel

If you would like to view just the current student Q&A panel, you may do so here.

Meet with the Admissions Staff

You will find that many of your questions are answered by reviewing the Admissions Process Information and Frequently Asked Questions sections of our website. If you would like to set up a virtual appointment, please utilize the online appointment systemAdmissions counselors are available via email, telephonically, and through video conferencing.

Virtual Class Visits

The Office of Admissions has several classes available for you to view. As more class recordings become available the website will be updated.  Please check back for classes such as: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Contracts, and Lawyering Skills & Strategies.

Admitted Student Online Sessions

The Office of Admissions will host several sessions for admitted students. Please join us online and participate in an interactive session where you may ask questions in real time. To register please see the schedule below and click on the date(s) and time(s) that meets your needs. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation of your registration along with a link for the online session 24 hours prior to the session. All sessions will also be recorded.

Admitted Students Facebook Page

Need a roommate? Want to meet some of your classmates over the Summer? Have questions for current UHLC students? All Fall 2020 admitted students are eligible to join the 2020 Admitted Students Facebook page.  Please request to be added to the Facebook page and a member of the Admissions staff will approve your request.

Important Dates

  • Enrollment Fee due - April 15 (unless your acceptance letter lists a later date). Click here to secure your seat in the class.
  • Registration Commitment Form due- July 15 (unless your acceptance letter lists a later date).   Form will be sent via email in early July.
  • New Student Orientation (mandatory for all incoming students)
      • Part-time student orientation and Passport to Success: Sat, Aug 15, 2020
      • Full-time student orientation and Passport to Success: Mon, Aug 17 – Tue, Aug 18
      • Transfer student orientation: Aug 19
  • Professionalism Dinner – Aug 19
  • Service Projects – Aug 14, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Classes begin – August 24, 2020
  • Declaration of Intent due for students who plan to practice law in Texas- TBD Information will be sent mid-summer.  Ble.state.tx.us

First Year Classes

To see brief descriptions of the first-year courses taken by all 1Ls, please click here.