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UH Law Center students welcomed back for in-person courses as Fall 2021 semester underway

University of Houston Law Center Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Professor of Law Douglas K. Moll leads a course in Secured Financing during the first week of classes of the Fall 2021 semester.

University of Houston Law Center Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Professor of Law Douglas K. Moll leads a course in Secured Financing during the first week of classes of the Fall 2021 semester.

Aug. 24, 2021 - For the first time in more than 17 months, the University of Houston Law Center opened its doors to students for instruction in a classroom setting this week.

“I am delighted that the Law Center is able to offer students face-to-face instruction,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “Given the nature of the pandemic, I encourage faculty, students, and staff to get vaccinated and wear face coverings while in the Law Center building.”

There are 245 students in the entering J.D. class. The Class of 2024 includes 209 full-time students and 36 part-time students, had a median GPA of 3.64 and median LSAT score of 161. More than 38 percent of the class comes from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Law Center's LL.M. Class of 2021 began classes last week. The group of 36 students includes natives of Bolivia, Colombia, France, Ghana, India, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S.

Law Center faculty, staff and students along with the general UH community are encouraged to wear facial coverings and get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Law Center will host vaccine clinics this week from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 in Room 205 of Teaching Unit II.

“Having started off law school on campus, it’s a fantastic feeling to be able to return and be amongst my colleagues on campus after over a year on Zoom,” said 2L student Danielle Giaccio. “I was vaccinated in early 2021 in hopes that a return to campus would become a reality, and I’m happy to see that goal come to fruition for the UHLC family.”

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