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        UHLC administers several programs to help upper-level students gain hands-on experience and exposure to the legal field,
        while building their résumés and expanding their professional networks. Our Judicial Externship Program gives students
        the opportunity to work with federal and state judges at the trial and appellate levels, allowing them to view the courts’
        inner workings and gain insight into the legal system from the perspective of the bench. The Government and Non-profit
        Externship Program is designed to expose law students to advocacy in action while gaining immeasurable experience.
        Our Criminal Practice Externship allows students to work at the Harris County District Attorney's Office handling the
        prosecution of a variety of misdemeanor-level criminal cases with the possibility of some felony case work. Through the
        externship program, students take what they are learning in the classroom and see how it applies to real-world situations.
        A wealth of field placement opportunities are available in the Houston area, but UHLC students have earned credit for
        work performed in other areas of the country and abroad as well.

        After completing the first year of study, UHLC students can gain valuable writing experience while working on one of the school’s
        acclaimed and award-winning student-run journals. Although each journal has its own specific requirements for membership,
        generally, journals offer membership to candidates whose first-year grades place them within the required GPA threshold. If
        a student does not qualify for admission to a particular journal based on grades, there is an annual write-on competition. The
        write-on competition consists of a topic chosen by all of the journals and is administered the summer after the first year. Each
        individual journal has its own set of criteria to determine who is eligible for membership. Our journals include the following:
        • Houston Business and Tax Law Journal           • Houston Law Review
        • Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy       • Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law                    “I love that the University of
        • Houston Journal of International Law        Houston Law Center has an extremely
                                                                                                                 diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
                                                                                                                 I’ve had the chance to meet people
                                                                                                                 from many different backgrounds
        Student Life                                                                                             and walks of life, and it has allowed
        Learning extends beyond the classroom with a full range of student organizations, extracurricular activities, and alumni   for a more stimulating and enjoyable
        networking opportunities. Student groups represent special interests and provide important avenues to help law students   learning environment. In the part- time
        succeed. Many arrange mentoring programs, plan social events, coordinate guest speaker forums, and organize law-  program especially, we come from all
        related charitable efforts that benefit the community.            types of backgrounds and career paths.
                                                                                                                 This allows us to bring our experiences
        The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is located a few blocks from the Law Center. This amazing facility offers
        everything from a three-story rock-climbing wall to a world-class natatorium. A full range of exercise classes is available,   into classroom discussions, and
                                                                                                                 creates a great learning atmosphere
        along with multiple settings for indoor sports, ranging from soccer to basketball to martial arts.
                                                                                                                 built on substantive subject matters.”
        Houston’s low cost of living affords our students many options as far as housing. Off-campus, the choices for apartment   — Calvin McKnight ’19,
        living are vast while still allowing for a short commute to the UH Law Center. The University of Houston also has   UHLC Student Ambassador.
        numerous on-campus housing options, including apartments on and near campus, dorms, and the University Lofts, which   Project Manager, Natural Gas Pipelines,
        are conveniently located directly across the street from the Law Center.  Kinder Morgan Inc.,
                                                                                                                 B.S. Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State

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