J.D. Admissions


Preparing for Law School

Admitted students commonly ask us how to best prepare for the first year of law school. Law school will be different from any academic endeavor you have faced, and the best way to be successful is to come into the fall semester with an understanding of what to expect. There are several fine books on the market, and we have included a list of some recommended titles below. These readings are optional, but past incoming students have found that reading one or two of the books was helpful. List of books recommended by the UH Law faculty for optional summer reading.

Law Preview

Law Preview is a 6-day program that provides an overview of law school for entering law students.  It will be held at the UH Law Center, July 27 – August 1, 2015. Please note, enrollment in Law Preview is completely optional. We are making you aware of it because students regularly ask about programs like this one, and students who have enrolled in this program in the past have found it helpful in making the transition to law school. For more information about Law Preview, please visit www.lawpreview.com. Scholarships are available for Law Preview through the University of Houston Law Center Office of Admissions and the law firms of Bracewell & Giuliani and Thompson & Knight.

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By Bracewell & Giuliani and Thompson & Knight

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Bracewell & Giuliani and Thompson & Knight (two of the world's most prestigious law firms) to provide Law Preview Scholarships to members of our entering class.  These scholarships are designed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at Univ. of Houston Law Center by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.   Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria: www.lawpreview.com/scholarships.

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center

UH Law Center application

The UHLC deadline is June 15, 2015. These scholarships are only for students who will be enrolling at UH Law Center for Fall 2015.  To be eligible, you must have paid your $200 enrollment fee and returned your registration commitment form (due in June), and you may not be committed to attending another law school.  **This scholarship only covers the fee for the program.  It does not cover living expenses, transportation costs, or any other incidental expenses.**

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO): 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential

CLEO is hosting a weekend seminar entitled 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential (AIE).  The workshop is designed to engage students in the step-by-step process to dissect, analyze, and ultimately learn to assemble the pieces of an unfamiliar puzzle.  AIE will be in Houston June 27-28 at the South Texas College of Law.  The normal tuition for 1L Prep - AIE is $200.  However, the University of Houston Law Center can refer up to 10 students for a tuition reduction making the cost $30 for the workshop.  If you are an incoming UHLC student and would like to attend, please email Pilar Mensah: lpmensah@central.uh.edu by Friday, May 8th with a brief statement explaining why you think AIE will be beneficial.  For more information please visit: http://cleoinc.org/aie/.   

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