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UH Law Center Overview

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence ( J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center operates with the approval of the American Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Texas, is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the national legal scholastic honor society.

UH Law Center Rankings

  • Ranked 56th of law schools by U.S. News & World Report based on a multi-factor analysis including bar passage, job placement, LSAT score. (2019)
  • Ranked 43rd by the National Law Journal among "Go to" law schools based on the percent of graduates hired by the top 250 law firms in U.S. (2018)
  • Ranked among the Top 50 law schools in the nation (#31) in 2011 for best standard of living according to an exclusive study conducted by National Jurist magazine. (2017)
  • Ranked 3rd in 2018 by Super Lawyers organization based on the number of alumni of the school who have been voted as "super lawyers" in their fields by their peers.
  • The Houston Law Review ranked in top 2.5% (58th) of more than 1,600 law journals by Washington & Lee based on the number of citations to articles in the Review. (2018)
  • UH Journal of International Law ranked in the top 40% of all law journals in the U.S. by Washington & Lee University based on the number of citations to articles in the Journal. (2018)
  • UH Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute ranked 5th nationally by U.S. News & World Report based on assessment of peers in intellectual property law. (2019)
  • UH Health Law and Policy Institute is ranked 2nd nationally by U.S. News & World Report based on assessment of peers in health law. (2019)
  • UH Law Center part-time program is ranked 7th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. (2019)
  • The University of Houston Law Center is the No. 2-ranked Tax Law LL.M. program in the country, according to Corporate Counsel's "Best of 2018" list.

UH Law Center Faculty

The Law Center faculty are outstanding scholars. Twenty-one members of the Law Center faculty are members of the American Law Institute comprised of the most distinguished judges, lawyers and law professors. The scholarly productivity of the faculty has increased from 83 published books, book chapters, and law review articles in the 2015-2016 academic year to 150 in 2017-2018. This was the highest level of faculty productivity since 2013. Law faculty have published leading casebooks and treatises on a wide variety of subjects. Furthermore, in 2017-18, nine faculty members have published in some of the most prestigious law reviews - Boston University, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Stanford, Indiana, Fordham, Notre Dame, William & Mary, Minnesota, and Yale.

UH Law Center Alumni

The Law Center has more than 13,000 alumni, and about 56% of them live in the greater Houston area. More than 700 Law Center alumni belong to the prestigious Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes high achievement in law school.

 

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THE CASE FOR EXCELLENCE

The University of Houston Law Center is a Tier One law school ranked 48th among 200 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Students work toward J.D., LL.M. or joint degrees with other graduate schools. A globally-recognized faculty and a rigorous, enriching curriculum shape tomorrow’s top lawyers.

HOUSTON’S LEGAL CONNECTION

The Health Law & Policy Institute offers future lawyers supervised field work with government agencies and non-profit health institutions, including the Texas Medical Center. The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center conducts research and provides a forum for education and discussion in those crucial fields. The Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law is a recognized global leader in technology and information law, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets law. Clinical programs serve Houston’s low-income residents involved in consumer, immigration and juvenile cases, among others. The Blakely Advocacy Institute is a national leader in teaching lawyering skills with an exceptional success rate in tournaments nationwide and abroad. A new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law works to improve understanding and cooperation between the two countries while a partnership with the University of Calgary provides joint J.D. degrees in the field of energy that will allow graduates to practice in both the U.S. and Canada.

ICON OF LEADERSHIP

The bronze statue at the entrance of UH Law Center honors Albert the Great, described historically as a “Man of Universal Knowledge.” The Law Center continues his legacy within its classrooms and beyond. A recent national study by the University of St. Thomas School of Law measured the “collective scholarship” of tenured faculty and ranked the University of Houston Law Center 51st out of 200 schools nationwide.

Students have the opportunity to learn the law from true experts and can choose from one of the largest course selections in the country. UH Law Center is committed to a broad and deep curriculum for first-year students. Requirements narrow in the second and third years to allow students to concentrate on specific areas, including practice clinics in Houston communities.

BusinessWeek has named Houston as its “Top City for New College Grads,” and the partnership between one of the largest legal markets in the nation and the Law Center may be the reason 56 percent of our alumni live and practice in Houston.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • UH Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute is ranked 7th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Health Law and Policy Institute is ranked 8th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Law Center part-time program is ranked 16th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Law Center is ranked 48th out of 200 law schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 29th by the National Law Journal among “Go to” law schools based on the percent of graduates hired by the top 250 law firms in U.S.
  • Ranked 34th by Super Lawyers publication based on the number of alumni of the school who have been voted as “super lawyers” in their fields by their peers
  • UH Law Center is ranked 39th nationally by National Jurist magazine for best standard of living
  • The Houston Law Review ranks in the top 2.5% — 42nd — of law publications worldwide, according to Washington & Lee University
  • UH Journal of International Law ranked in the top 25% of all law journals by Washington & Lee University