J.D. Admissions

 

Office of Admissions – Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors represent and advocate for the J.D. program by sharing their stories and experiences about the Law Center.  They participate in recruiting events where they educate and excite prospective students about what the Law Center has to offer and what it can do to enrich their educational background and employment marketability.  Ambassadors play a critical role in the recruitment of each exceptional entering class for the University of Houston Law Center!

If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador please contact Pilar Mensah, Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions at lpmensah@central.uh.edu

Kourtney CollinsKourtney Collins
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
Major: Government
Current Year: 2L
Contact: kcollin4@central.uh.edu

What has been the best thing about your time at the Law Center?
The best thing about my time at UHLC has been meeting like-minded people who also wish to use their degree to affect social change and advocate for marginalized groups in our Greater Houston community.

Describe your involvement at the Law Center.
During my 1L year, I participated on the board for the Student Bar Association as a 1L Representative for my section. I was also involved in the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and attended both community service and networking events. This coming year I will be the President of BLSA and a Public Relations Officer for the Labor and Employment Law Society.

Edward GomezEdward Gomez
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: Trinity University
Major: Political Science and Physics
Current Year: 2L
Contact: eagomez2@central.uh.edu

What has been the best thing about your time at the Law Center?
I find that the best thing is the friendships that I have made, and the people at the school. I have met a vast amount of people, whom are just friendly and easy to talk to.

Describe your involvement at the Law Center.
I am a not only a student, but a member and leader in a variety of clubs. I am treasury of the Student Bar Association (SBA), I am Vice President of the Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA), and on the board for the advocates.   

Ayla MeyerAyla Meyer
Hometown: Mountainside, New Jersey
Undergrad: Hillsdale College
Major: Mathematics
Current Year: 2L
Contact: ammeyer@central.uh.edu

What has been the best thing about your time at the Law Center?
For me, the best thing about my time at UHLC is the community. The students and professors here are a wonderfully diverse and vibrant group, and I've been exposed to many interesting perspectives through class discussions, guest speakers, and programs. Law is a fascinating field, but it doesn't exist in a vacuum; the Law Center has fostered a community that explores those surrounding perspectives without sacrificing history and theory.

Describe your involvement at the Law Center.
Last year, I participated in the John Black Moot Court Competition (quarterfinalist), was a 1L Representative for Federalist Society and a LexisNexis ambassador, and was involved in Lex Judaica.  This coming year, I've accepted an invitation to join the Houston Law Review and will also be tutoring for Prof. Joyce's Torts class. (Of course, I'm also an admissions ambassador!)

Andrea OrtizAndrea Ortiz
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: University of Houston
Major: Psychology
Current Year: 3L
Contact: aaortiz@central.uh.edu

What has been the best thing about your time at the Law Center?
The variety of organizations, programs, journals, and competitions that it offers its students is unparalleled. There are so many opportunities for students to gain practical skills through clinics, moot court and mock trial teams, classes, and competitions. The UH Law Center gives you the necessary tools to be successful in practice.

Describe your involvement at the Law Center.
I am the Managing Editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, Board 17, an Admissions Ambassador, and a member of the Student Bar Association. In 2015, I landed my current position as a law clerk at Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool through the on campus interview process.

Kevin YangKevin Yang
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Mathematics and Economics
Current Year: 3L
Contact: kevin.yujin.yang@gmail.com

What has been the best thing about your time at the Law Center?
The best thing about my time at the Law Center has been, hands down, the people that I have met that comprise the Law Center community.  Coming into law school, there are countless horror stories about the competitive nature of law school and how cutthroat the process may be.  I've encountered nothing like that here at the University of Houston Law Center.  There is no doubt that law school is a lot of work, but the students, faculty, and staff are what make the entire process bearable.  

In the spring semester of my 1L year, I broke my clavicle right before spring break.  Coming back from surgery for my injury, I received kind wishes, help, and support from every single person in my section.  The people that were supposed to be my competition were the ones offering to share notes and outlines with me leading up to finals.  I thought that taking finals with my arm hung up in sling would be impossible, but the professors and administration were beyond helpful and worked with me to make sure I was accommodated through the entire process.  

Describe your involvement at the Law Center.
Over the last two years at UHLC, I have been involved in several student organizations at UHLC.  I have held the positions of ABA Representative on the Student Bar Association Executive Board, Vice-President of the Asian Law Students Association, and Associate Board Member of the Advocates. Through those organizations, I have been able to represent UHLC to the ABA at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, plan and produce several academic, social, and professional events for the student body, and participate in numerous competitions and experiences broadening my legal horizons.  

I have also had the opportunity to work in the Transactional Clinic.  Through the clinic, I was able to work directly with clients and advise them on their legal business matters.  I was able to learn much about creating and organizing business entities and resolving the issues that clients may encounter with regards to their small business practices.