Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#8 in Healthcare Law
#16 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: $39,699 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $20,448 per year (in-state); and part-time: $27,189 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.5:1. The Law Center at University of Houston has 306 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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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||November 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$70|
|Part-time program application fee||$70|
|Admissions Phone||(713) 743-2280|
|Full- and part-time faculty||306|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||262|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $29,748 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$10,200|
|Employed at graduation 2||58.0%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$80,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$58,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||558,815|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data