If you have attended another ABA-accredited law school and performed well, you may apply for admission with advanced standing. Considerations include available space at the UH Law Center, academic records at all previous schools, and compelling circumstances.
The Office of Admissions requires the following from transfer or visiting applicants:
Admission as a transfer student is very competitive, and first consideration is given to applicants who have performed extremely well in their law school careers. Transfer applicants must have completed the equivalent of the first year of law school and all or most of the Law Center's first-year required courses (Torts, Property, Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Legal Research, and Legal Writing.) Transfer applicants may transfer a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit, with hours rather than grades noted on your final UH Law Center transcript. Transfer applications will not be considered with fewer than 22 graded hours. **Transfers are allowed only in the Fall semester.
The early decision transfer deadline is July 5, 2013. The regular decision transfer deadline is July 15, 2013. Please be advised for those students that are interested in participating in the Fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI), you will have to apply by the early decision deadline. Only early decision applicants will be guaranteed to have decisions in time to participate in Early Fall On-Campus Interviews. While the committee will try to accommodate applications whose 1L grades are available just after the deadline, we cannot guarantee the committee’s ability to do so for applications who miss the early decision deadline.
Write-On Competition Policy for Transfer Students- The following information applied to the Fall 2012 application cycle. This information will be updated for the Fall 2013 application cycle in June 2013.
Students applying to transfer to the University of Houston Law Center may participate in the June 16 –July 5 competition as prospective transfers OR the July 28 –Aug. 8 competitions as admitted transfers. If you participate in the earlier competition, you will not be notified of the results until after your admissions status has been determined. This change has been implemented to permit transfer students who are admitted to the University and invited to join a journal to participate in firm recruiting events over the summer. If grades from your 1L school have not been released by June 16, you may still participate in the earlier competition, however, an invitation to join a journal is contingent on 1) admission to the University and 2) attainment of the journal’s grade requirements.
For more information on the Law Center’s Write-On Competition, please visit the Houston Law Review’s website at: http://www.houstonlawreview.org/about/write-on-competition/
Students in good standing at another ABA-accredited law school may apply to visit the UH Law Center and apply any earned credits toward degree requirements at their home school. Current UH Law Center students have first priority at registration, and visiting students should submit primary and alternate course selections to their home school when seeking approval of potential credits. Visiting students are not permitted to register for first-year courses, and they must arrange their financial aid through their home school via a consortium agreement arranged through the Office of Admissions. Special provisions may apply to students who attend other Houston-area law schools.
Visiting Student Application Deadlines:
Fall semester - July 15
Spring semester - November 15
Summer sessions - April 15
Starting January 2012, Texas law requires all students under the age of 30 to be immunized against bacterial meningitis (SB 1107). Entering students will need to provide a certificate signed by a health care provider, or an official immunization record, verifying that the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or has received a booster during the 5 years prior to registration. Please check your shot records to ensure you are in compliance with this new law. The University has placed a hold on your student account that prevents registration for classes until this requirement is met.
For additional information, including a list of frequently asked questions, please visit http://www.uh.edu/academics/courses-enrollment/policies/immunization/.