J.D. Admissions

Admissions Process -Visiting Applicants

Visiting Applicants

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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. The admission process for visiting applicants is less competitive than for transfer admission or admission as an entering 1L, but you must have permission from your current law school. The Law Center has one of the largest curriculums in the country, including nationally-recognized specialty programs. Students from across Texas and the U.S. visit our law school for 1-2 semesters to take advantage of our curricular strengths in areas such as health law, energy and environmental law, intellectual property, international law; to take courses in Texas law; to begin building their network in the Houston market; or simply to be closer to family.

Intersession – December 12
Spring semester – December 31
Fall semester – July 15
Spring break – TBD
Summer Semesters – April 15 (late applications may be considered for later summer sessions)

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Send via mail to UHLC Office of Admissions
4604 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77204

 

  • Application
  • Personal Statement – reasons for visit
  • Resume
  • CAS Report – including two letters of recommendation

 

  • Official Law School Transcript – reflecting all most recent grades
  • Letter of good standing from your current law school, which includes your class rank
  • Letter of permission from your current law school stating that credits earned at the Law Center will be accepted toward degree requirements*

*Current UH Law Center students have first priority at registration. 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.

J.D./LL.M. Dual Degree

The UH Law Center offers a joint J.D./LL.M. degree program which allows students to earn both degrees in 3.5 years (105 credit hours). Students who visit the UH Law Center may be eligible to participate in the program through the LL.M. Visitor Program. Students must be admitted to the LLM program prior to their visit or during their visiting semester at the Law Center. Students in the joint program must complete an additional fifteen UHLC credits after graduating from the home law school to obtain the LL.M. degree. Joint degree students must meet all J.D. requirements (from home law school) and UHLC LL.M. degree requirements in order to complete the program. LL.M. specialty programs eligible for the joint program include: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property & Information Law, International Law, and Tax Law. For additional information about the LL.M. program please email llm@uh.edu.

Financial Aid
Visiting students must arrange their financial aid through their home school via a consortium agreement arranged through the Office of Admissions. Please email financial aid advisor Laura Neal at lneal@uh.edu if you have any questions.