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Clinical Legal Education
                                            Our seven clinics provide students with hands-on, practical legal experience while still in law school. Under the guidance
                                            of clinical faculty, students handle all aspects of cases. The clinical program trains students to be competent, professional,
                                            and ethical advocates and to serve the community by providing first-rate pro-bono legal representation to indigent clients.
                                            Examples of the types of cases handled in our clinics include:

                                            • Civil Practice Clinic – bankruptcy, divorce, estate planning, juvenile cases
                                            • Consumer Law Clinic – deceptive trade practices, credit and debt collection problems
                                            • Criminal Defense Clinic – misdemeanor cases from arraignment to fact investigation to trial
                                            • Immigration Clinic – asylum, domestic violence, human trafficking
                                            • Mediation Clinic – mediate consumer issues, landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract cases
                                            •  Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic – employment policies, lease agreements, and other legal issues
                                             encountered by small businesses and non-profits
                                            • Juvenile Record Sealing – procedure and preparation of required forms for sealing of juvenile records
                                            Joint Degree Programs

                                            UHLC is among the national leaders in the number of dual degree programs offered. Our innovative programs allow students
                                            to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to complete the degrees separately. Degrees that can be combined with
                                            your J.D. include:
       “The diversity of the students at
       UHLC is almost staggering at first,   • LL.M. with UH Law Center (admission as a 2L or 3L)  • M.D. with Baylor College of Medicine
       but it is one of the preeminent      • M.B.A. with UH Bauer College of Business       •  J.D. with University of Calgary
       strengths of the school. We all      • M.A. in History with UH History Department      (International Energy Lawyers Program)
       learn from each other, making        • M.S.W. with UH Graduate School of Social Work
       each of us a stronger advocate.      • M.P.H. with UT Health Science Center 
       I truly believe that Houston and
       UHLC are unique melting pots         Blakely Advocacy Institute
       of backgrounds, education, and       Advocacy skills are central to the practice of law, and UHLC's advocacy program is recognized as one of the broadest and best in
       individual strengths that make       the nation. The Institute oversees all of the practice skills courses, the intramural competitions, and the interscholastic advocacy
       our graduates especially suited for   teams. There are several ways that students can be involved with the advocacy program, including:
       practice in today’s world. I chose to
       attend this law school because it    •  Practice Skills Courses such as Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation, Depositions, Attorney
       has world- class professors with the   Communication & Persuasion Techniques, and Legal Negotiation
       ability to provide guidance for any   •  Intramural competitions such as the John Black Moot Court Tournament, the Newhouse Mediation Competition,
       field of law that you can imagine.”   and the Hippard Novice Mock Trial Competition, which are all open to first-year students
                                            •  Competitive interscholastic teams that compete nationally and internationally in mock trial, moot court, and
       — Cheuck Yee '16                      alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, and negotiation)
         Assistant District Attorney, Harris County
         District Attorney's Office
         B.S., Kinesiology, The University of Texas

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