April 13, 2020 - Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis, students considering applying to the University of Houston Law Center can still "visit" the campus, “attend” a class, and learn about the educational and career advantages of attending the top law school in the nation’s 4th largest city.
The building is closed, but the application process is continuing for both J.D. and LL.M. programs with information available via telephone, online and virtually on the Law Center website to assist in making the difficult decision of choosing the right school. A new photo tour of the facility has also been posted.
“I am delighted that our J.D. and LL.M. admissions offices have responded so quickly to the COVID-19 crisis by providing the same high-quality service in the online world as they do in their individual in-person interactions,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
“The materials on our websites and the online sessions are excellent plus the virtual Law Center visits, the virtual Law Center class visits, and the online information sessions provide exceptional ways for an applicant to learn more about our great programs and course of study.”
“I want to emphasize our intention to remain as flexible as possible to allow prospective students to apply this admissions cycle,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions Pilar Mensah. “We will accept the recently announced LSAT-Flex (the online, remotely-proctored version) in May, the June LSAT, as well as the July LSAT. We are also accepting applications for this admissions cycle through Aug. 1, 2020.
Accepted students may also view the recorded version of the March Admitted Student Day. In addition, recorded sessions with Student Services, Career Development and a panel of Law Center professors can be found on our Admitted Student Page. They offer the opportunity for admitted students to learn more about the services and support they will receive as a Law Center student and ask questions of our faculty and staff. The website will be updated with additional online sessions, including a planned alumni panel.
“It is very important for us to connect with prospective and accepted LL.M. students,” said Karen L. Jones, executive director of Global and Graduate Programs. “Especially during this time, we want to do everything we can to be informative and supportive.”
The Graduate Legal Studies Office can be reached via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (713.743.2280).
For prospective students, the program offers regular online informational sessions (register at (www.law.uh.edu/llm) to provide information and answer questions. For accepted students, several Admitted Students “Virtual” Receptions will be hosted during the next few months (register at (www.law.uh.edu/llm/admitted-students.asp). This is an opportunity to get familiar with the programs and faculty, be informed on enrollment next steps, relax, interact with staff and engage in Q & A.