University of Houston

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100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204

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#58 Best Law Schools


#10 in Part-time Law

Law School Overview

The Law Center at University of Houston has an application deadline of November 15. The full-time program application fee at the Law Center at University of Houston is $70. The part-time program application fee at the Law Center at University of Houston is $70. Its tuition is full-time: $29,748 per year (in-state); full-time: $39,792 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $20,448 per year (in-state); and part-time: $27,252 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.8:1. The Law Center at University of Houston has 210 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Houston Law Center is a Texas institution that is highly ranked for its programs in intellectual property law and healthcare law and for its part-time law program. The school operates a variety of legal centers and institutes, including the Center for Consumer Law, the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law, and the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Center.

Students can get hands-on legal experience through the school’s clinics, which provide training in immigration law, criminal defense, and more. Students have the option to complete a combined or concurrent degree program, including a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business and a J.D./M.D. offered through the Baylor College of Medicine.

Outside of class, students can get involved in a variety of organizations, including the Aggie Law Society, which unites Law Center attendees who are former Texas A&M University students, and the Energy and Environmental Law Society. There are also student legal journals to consider, including the Environmental and Energy Law and Policy Journal and the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy. There are more than 11,000 alumni of the University of Houston Law Center, and, after graduation, the majority remains in the Houston area.

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Year founded 1947
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline November 15
Full-time program application fee $70
Part-time program application fee $70
Admissions phone (713) 743-2280
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 210
Student-faculty ratio 10.8:1
Total faculty 231

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 619
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 266


Tuition and fees

full-time: $29,748 per year (in-state)
full-time: $39,792 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $20,448 per year (in-state)
part-time: $27,252 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,600


Employed at graduation2 58.8%
Median private sector starting salary $127,500
Median public service starting salary $53,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 570,873

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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