About UH Law Center


“Being in a large business and legal market like
Houston provides great networking opportunities.”

—Tamecia Glover Harris
Associate, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

The University of Houston Law Center is a Tier One law school ranked 48th among 200 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Students work toward J.D., LL.M. or joint degrees with other graduate schools. A globally-recognized faculty and a rigorous, enriching curriculum shape tomorrow’s top lawyers.


The Health Law & Policy Institute offers future lawyers supervised field work with government agencies and non-profit health institutions, including the Texas Medical Center. The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center conducts research and provides a forum for education and discussion in those crucial fields. The Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law is a recognized global leader in technology and information law, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets law. Clinical programs serve Houston’s low-income residents involved in consumer, immigration and juvenile cases, among others. The Blakely Advocacy Institute is a national leader in teaching lawyering skills with an exceptional success rate in tournaments nationwide and abroad. A new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law works to improve understanding and cooperation between the two countries while a partnership with the University of Calgary provides joint J.D. degrees in the field of energy that will allow graduates to practice in both the U.S. and Canada.


The bronze statue at the entrance of UH Law Center honors Albert the Great, described historically as a “Man of Universal Knowledge.” The Law Center continues his legacy within its classrooms and beyond. A recent national study by the University of St. Thomas School of Law measured the “collective scholarship” of tenured faculty and ranked the University of Houston Law Center 51st out of 200 schools nationwide.

Students have the opportunity to learn the law from true experts and can choose from one of the largest course selections in the country. UH Law Center is committed to a broad and deep curriculum for first-year students. Requirements narrow in the second and third years to allow students to concentrate on specific areas, including practice clinics in Houston communities.

BusinessWeek has named Houston as its “Top City for New College Grads,” and the partnership between one of the largest legal markets in the nation and the Law Center may be the reason 56 percent of our alumni live and practice in Houston.


  • UH Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute is ranked 7th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Health Law and Policy Institute is ranked 8th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Law Center part-time program is ranked 16th nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • UH Law Center is ranked 48th out of 200 law schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 29th by the National Law Journal among “Go to” law schools based on the percent of graduates hired by the top 250 law firms in U.S.
  • Ranked 34th by Super Lawyers publication based on the number of alumni of the school who have been voted as “super lawyers” in their fields by their peers
  • UH Law Center is ranked 39th nationally by National Jurist magazine for best standard of living
  • The Houston Law Review ranks in the top 2.5% — 42nd — of law publications worldwide, according to Washington & Lee University
  • UH Journal of International Law ranked in the top 25% of all law journals by Washington & Lee University

Learn more about us at www.law.uh.edu or contact us at 713-743-2201