Visit the UH Law Center

The Graduate Legal Studies Office invites you to visit the Law center to learn more about us and our programs. Prospective students may visit a class, take a tour, or attend one of several information sessions throughout the application season. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m. For more information on these opportunities, please call 713-743-2890 or email llm@uh.edu.

We suggest that prospective applicants visit our website, www.law.uh/llm prior to visiting the Law Center.

Please note that the appointment is not an interview but an opportunity to learn more about the program(s) and to confirm the application requirements and procedure. Interviews are not part of the LL.M. application procedure. We cannot predict your chances for admission. Admission decisions are based on the overall strength of an applicant's file and careful review of all application materials.

Class Visits

The Graduate Legal Studies Office is happy to arrange a visit to a 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. Class visits may be scheduled by calling 713-743-2890, or by sending an email to llm@uh.edu . Fall 2017 class visits will be available September 2017 through October 2017.

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 Graduate Legal Studies Office at least 15 minutes prior to class time. Please be sure to allow sufficient time to park and locate the Law Center.

Information Sessions

The Graduate Legal Studies Office hosts a number of information sessions designed to give prospective applicants a general overview of the admissions process, program requirements, the application process and the UH Law Center LL.M. program. Tours of the Law Center will be available after each session. The (approx.) 60-minute program will conclude with a Q&A session.

  • Thursday, December 8 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, January 12 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, January 26 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, February 23 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Please RSVP for the Information Session here.

Online Information Sessions

The Graduate Legal Studies Office hosts 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 Thursdays at 10:30am central standard time.

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Meeting with the Graduate Legal Studies Staff

Graduate Legal Studies staff members are available to speak with prospective applicants by appointment Monday through Friday. Appointment are available for in-person consultations. Here are some tips to make the most of your scheduled appointment:
DO…

  • Review the LL.M. website, particularly the Frequently Asked Questions and the Admission Requirements and Application Procedure before your appointment.
  • Prepare questions before you come in. We cannot anticipate all the questions that you may have, and you may have trouble remembering everything you wanted to ask. It is helpful when applicants arrive with a list of specific questions based on the information they have already gathered from our brochure and website, allowing them to guide the discussion.

DON'T…

  • Fail to do your homework. Scheduling a meeting to ask about English Proficiency scores, application deadlines, or other information easily found in our brochure or on the website is not a good use of your time. Use the resources available through our website and LSAC.org to help you determine what unanswered questions you still have before your meeting.
  • Ask the Graduate Legal Studies staff to predict your chances for admission. The Admissions Committee considers many factors when making admissions decisions. Decisions are based on the overall strength of the application file, not solely on English proficiency and GPA.
  • Ask for personal statement or resume revisions. Graduate Legal Studies staff cannot assist prospective candidates with the drafting or revision of the personal statement or resume.

Directions

For internet mapping, the best address to enter is 4750 Calhoun Road, Houston TX 77004. (Note: this is not a valid mailing address!).
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.