Applicants to law school must have or be completing at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; however, no particular major or prelaw curriculum is required. In fact, most universities do not offer a "prelaw" major. Undergraduate students planning to seek admission to law school should select a major and curriculum that interests them, that will challenge them, and that will help them to develop their abilities for critical analysis, logical reasoning, and written and oral expression that will help them succeed in the rigorous academic environment of a law school.
Undergraduates planning to enroll in law school immediately after completing their baccalaureate degree should plan to begin the admissions process no later than the fall semester of their senior year of college. Applicants will have to take the Law School Admissions Test, a standardized test offered by the Law School Admissions Council, www.lsac.org., in June, September/October, December, and February each year. They will also need to subscribe to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS), which will coordinate their academic and biological information, as well as LSAT scores, for the law schools that they are applying to.
Colleges and universities will have a designated prelaw advisor who can assist you with the law school admissions process. Once an applicant has created an LSAC Candidate Account, the name and contact information of the prelaw advisor at their degree-granting institution will be included in their profile. Applicants may also contact the academic advising office at their college.
3+3 Undergraduate/Law Dual Degree Program
The UH Law Center, in conjunction with the University of Houston Honors College and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is launching a new 3+3 Program in Fall 2015. The program allows students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in just 6 years. Selected students will be able to begin law school after only three years of undergraduate work, with the first year of law school counting toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. Upon completion of the first year of law school, students will earn a degree in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Phronesis, the study of law, ethics and politics, and a second minor of the student’s choice.
The program will be kept small and will include mentoring, support, co-curricular programing such as guest speakers, access to the Law School faculty and programs, and LSAT prep. For more information visit http://www.uh.edu/honors/Programs-Minors/honors-minors-programs/3law-program/.