UH Law Center Enrolling College Students for Pre-Law Pipeline Program

March 13, 2018 (HOUSTON) — The University of Houston Law Center is accepting applications for the fourth year of its award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program designed to increase diversity in the legal profession by introducing historically underrepresented groups of students to the demands of law school and opportunities for a law career.

During the eight-week summer program, undergraduate students attend introductory classes, participate in Houston-based judicial and legal internships, attend special events, and are prepped for the LSAT and law school application process.

During its first three years, 86 students participated in the program with 18 accepted to law schools and 11 currently enrolled.

The program was awarded a $300,000 grant in December by the Law School Admission Council and cited as the Law Center twice won the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

"The Pipeline Program has been a tremendous success, and the additional funding will help us enhance it in the years to come," said Kristen Guiseppi, program manager. "It ensures students are better prepared for law school and the law school admissions process with an intentional focus on improving their law school application profile.

"Students have seen LSAT score increases of up to 17 points and have been accepted to schools such as UC Berkeley School of Law, Howard University School of Law, George Washington University Law School, University of Houston Law Center, University of Iowa College of Law, and the University of Oklahoma College of Law."

Click here for more information on the Pre-Law Pipeline Program.

Media contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; Elena Hawthorne, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-1125, ehawthor@central.uh.edu; John T. Kling, Communications Manager, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu; John Brannen, Senior Writer, 713-743-3055, jtbranne@central.uh.edu; and Lisa Lane, Program Manager II, 713-743-2259, lmlane@central.uh.edu

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 45,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center
The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is a dynamic, top tier law school located in the nation's 4th largest city. UHLC's Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Part-time programs rank in the U.S. News Top 10. It awards Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees, through its academic branch, the College of Law. The Law Center is more than just a law school. It is a powerful hub of intellectual activity with more than 11 centers and institutes which fuel its educational mission and national reputation. UHLC is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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