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To apply to law school, you must have (or be in your final year of completing) a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. No particular major or pre-law curriculum is required. You should begin the application process in the academic year prior to when you want to enroll - however, you should begin preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) even earlier.

We recommend you begin research on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. LSAC provides a wealth of information for prospective students regarding the application process and preparing for the LSAT. is another LSAC resource that seeks to promote diversity in the legal profession and provides information on the practice of law.

In addition, colleges and universities will have a designated pre-law advisor who can assist you with the law school admissions process. You may also want to contact the academic advising office at your college or talk to your major department advisor for additional guidance.

UHLC Summer Pipeline Program

The University of Houston Law Center offers a Pre-Law Pipeline Program, designed to attract and encourage undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and underrepresented backgrounds to pursue legal careers. This summer program helps undergraduate students prepare to meet the demands of the LSAT, the law school application process and, ultimately, their law school careers.

3+3 Undergraduate/Law Dual Degree Program

The 3+3 program allows students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in just 6 years. Selected students will begin law school after only three years of undergraduate work, with the first year of law school counting toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. Upon completion of the first year of law school, students will earn a degree in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Phronesis and a second minor of the student’s choice.

Pre-Law Scholarships

With the creation of the Pre-Law Diversity Scholarship, PracticePro aims to cultivate diverse talent at the earliest stage by helping underrepresented pre-law students secure acceptances to top law schools and prepare for legal recruiting and practice. 

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