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INTERNATIONAL, INTERINSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS –


                   JOINT PROGRAM WITH CANADA


                   The International Energy Lawyers Program (IELP) is a dual program sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center and the University of
                   Calgary Faculty of Law. The program allows participating law students to earn both American and Canadian law degrees in 4 years. Students
                   will spend two years at each school and take courses that will enable them to apply for admission to bars in the United States and Canada.

                   Through the IELP, Law students will learn to analyze complex emerging issues in energy and environmental sectors and earn degrees in U.S.
                   and Canada. The driving force behind the International Energy Lawyers Program is a shared commitment to natural resources, energy and
                   environmental law. The University of Calgary and the University of Houston Law Center each enjoy international reputations as leading law
                   schools in these areas and Houston and Calgary are leading energy centers. This collaboration is unique given its specialization in energy law.

                   Interested students are encouraged to communicate their interest in the dual degree program during the admissions process or after
                   receiving an acceptance to one of the partner schools. An early expression of interest will assist the college’s advisor in providing course
                   guidance.

                   To be eligible to apply to the IELP, students must have completed the required first-year program and earn a cumulative GPA that places
                   them in the top half of the class.  Students should apply to the program before beginning their second year and must receive formal approval
                   from the advisor at the home school. Students then complete a current application for the dual university and all other requirements
                   to be admitted as a law student. The completed application for each student shall be sent to the host law school, along with a letter of
                   recommendation from the advisor.

                   The host law school will review the application promptly and, in principle, accept the student unless there is an appropriate reason for
                   rejecting the applicant. Students will complete their second year at of law school at their first school and years 3 and 4 at the partner school.
                   Working closely with the advisor, students will receive guidance to ensure that they take all courses that each school requires for graduation.

                   Each university has specific courses that students must complete to receive a degree from the respective law school. Some courses must be
                   taken in residence at the particular law school, while others may be taken at either college.

                                                     For more information see http://www.law.uh.edu/academic/UHLC-Calgary-Dual-Program-Full-1.asp.

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