J.D. Admissions


recruiting eventsVisiting the Law Center

Visit the UH Law Center
Law Center Tours
Class Visits
Calhoun Lofts Tours
Information Sessions
Online Information Sessions
Recruitment Events
Meet with the Admissions Staff
Re-applicant Counseling
Visitor Parking

Visit the UH Law Center

The Office of Admissions invites you to visit the Law Center to learn more about us. Prospective students may visit a class, take a tour, or attend one of several information sessions throughout the application season. Out-of-town applicants are also encouraged to visit us at one of our many recruiting events across the nation. For more information on these opportunities, please call 713-743-2280 or email lawadmissions@uh.edu.

Law Center Tours

During the Spring 2018semester, tours are available on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm.  Tours will resume on Monday, January 29th and will end on Monday, April 23rd. Tours last approximately 40 minutes.  Appointments are required so that we can arrange for a tour guide to be available.  If you are unable to schedule in advance or a tour guide is not available, you may go on a self-guided tour with our self-guided tour packet.

You may schedule a tour by calling 713.743.2280 or by sending an email to lawadmissions@uh.edu in advance of the date you would like to visit. If you will be traveling from out-of-town, please confirm your appointment prior to making your travel plans as our Admissions staff are frequently traveling to recruiting events nationwide and may not be available for appointments or tours on certain days.

Please arrive at the Office of Admissions prior to the tour time, and be sure to allow sufficient time to locate the law school and find parking. Latecomers should update the Office of Admissions as to their expected arrival time by calling 713-743-2280. Please note that multiple guests may be scheduled for a certain tour, so it may not be possible to delay a tour for latecomers. Missed tours may be rescheduled for a later date.

Class Visits

The Office of Admissions is happy to arrange a visit to a first year law school class during the Fall and Spring semesters. Class visits are by appointment only, and should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of the class you would like to attend. Class visits may be scheduled by calling 713.743.2280, or by sending an email to lawadmissions@uh.edu. The class visit schedule for the Spring 2018 semester can be found here.  Class visits will resume on Monday, January 29th and will end on Monday, April 23rd.

Once your class visit is scheduled, please help us extend the following courtesies to the professor and students whose class you will be visiting: visitors must be escorted to the classroom prior to the start of class, and must stay for the entire class period so as not to disrupt the class. We regret that we cannot seat latecomers once class has begun, so please arrive at the Office of Admissions at least 15 minutes prior to class time. Please be sure to allow sufficient time to park and locate the Law Center.

University Lofts Tours

While you are on campus, you may also want to visit the University Lofts.  The University Lofts are on-campus housing for our law students, conveniently located directly across the Law Center’s parking lot.  Please visithttp://www.uh.edu/housing/housing-options/university-lofts%20/ for more information. 

2018 Information Sessions/Open House

The Office of Admissions hosts a number of Information Sessions designed to give prospective applicants a general overview of the admissions process and the UH Law Center J.D. program. Tours of the Law Center will be available before or after each session.  The (approximately) 90-minute programs will conclude with a Q&A session by a member of the Admissions staff.

No information sessions/open houses scheduled at this time.

Please RSVP for the Information Session here.  

2017-2018 Online Information Sessions

The Office of Admissions will also host several Online Information Sessions. If you are unable to visit the Law Center in person, this is your opportunity to view the same presentation we use for our on-campus sessions, and will allow you to ask questions in real time.   The online information sessions are scheduled for the following Wednesdays at 11:00 am CST: 

Wednesday, January 24th

Please RSVP for the Online Information Session here. The website for the Online Information Session can be found here.

Recruitment Events

The University of Houston Law Center participates in Law School Forums, graduate & professional school fairs, and other events throughout Texas and around the country. We encourage you to visit us at an event in a city near you. Schedule.

Meeting with the Admissions Staff

The University of Houston Law Center does not offer meetings or evaluative interviews with members of the Admissions Committee/Staff.  In order to get your questions answered, please review the admissions process information, the Frequently Asked Questions and or plan to Visit the Law Center.

Re-applicant Counseling (offered July and August only)

If you have applied to the JD program and were not offered admission, you may schedule a time to discuss your application via telephone with a member of the admissions staff before applying in a subsequent year.  Re-applicant counseling is only available in July and August and is only intended to assist applicants in strengthening their future application should they chose to reapply.   It is not an interview nor an opportunity to have your application reviewed or reconsidered for the current year. Application files are archived for one year. If you schedule a time to discuss your application via telephone within the year that your file is archived, we will review your previous application file with you in an effort to help you to identify strengths and weaknesses in your application, and explain the application review process


For internet mapping, the best address to enter is 4604 Calhoun Road, Houston TX 77204.

For directions, please see:

The Law Center is in the far northeast corner of the main campus, where Calhoun Road “dead ends” one block north of the intersection of Calhoun Rd and University Drive,  just southwest of the intersection of Elgin and Spur 5. Click here for an interactive campus map to help you locate the Bates Law Building, the Law Library, Parking Lot 19B, the East garage, or the Visitor’s parking garage.

Visitor Parking

Visitors have two parking options:

  • Meters – Lot 19B. Visitors may park at the meters located in the Law Center’s parking lot (locate Lot 19B, here) with a valid receipt of purchase displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. In addition, there are several metered parking spaces (2 hours maximum) located on the south side of Lot 19B, close to the Calhoun Lofts.
  • Parking Garages. Visitor parking is also available in the Welcome Center parking garage located on University Drive and Calhoun Road, and at the East garage on Calhoun north of University. Locate these garages here. Both are a short walk from the Law Center. Garage parking is $2 per hour, maximum $8 per day.
  • UH Parking & Transportation. For more information, please visit the main campus Parking & Transportation site.