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Join UHLC for the virtual Fuel the Future Initiative Launch Celebration on October 25th, 2021 at 4 pm.



The Impact of the Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is a dynamic, top-tier law school. UHLC’s Health Law (#5), Intellectual Property Law (#8) and Part-time Program (#11) rank in the U.S. News & World Report’s top programs. The Law Center is a hub of intellectual activity with 11 centers and institutes, which fuel its educational mission and national reputation as a leader in legal education.

The Fuel the Future Initiative aims to advance our mission with a sophisticated and ambitious initiative that empowers social equity and access to legal education through philanthropic support of the Law Center‘s areas of greatest need - Scholarships and the Law Fund.

Learn more about the Initiative’s fundraising priorities below.

Student Scholarships

Scholarships empower deserving and high-caliber students from all backgrounds to follow their dreams by improving access and equity in legal education. By investing in students today, we remove financial barriers to fuel the legal minds and leaders of tomorrow. Scholarship support grows not only an individual’s prosperity, but a robust and diverse legal community, and ultimately grows a philanthropic global community to continue to give back for generations to come. The initiative aims to triple our annual philanthropic scholarship support to $2.3M by 2023.

The average debt of the Class of 2020 was $91,014.00 and 64% of the class borrowed federal and/or private loans.

Law Fund

Annual support to the Law Fund and the leadership annual giving society, Dean’s Society, provides fuel for growth and innovation. The Law Fund’s flexible funding unlocks potential and allows faculty and students to do more, go farther, and dream bigger. This funding also makes it possible for UHLC to continue leading legal education with innovative programming and stand strong to weather crises without losing momentum. The initiative aims to raise $500k annually to support thriving and leading-edge programs annually.

To learn more about joining the Fuel the Future Initiative, please contact our Office of Development team today. 

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight

Stephanie Nweke

“I am the first lawyer in my family, and scholarships gave me every tool I needed to start my journey. I received a full tuition scholarship, which provided me with the space to focus on learning. I successfully completed law school with an associate opportunity at a top firm and had the best mentors a student could ever ask for.”
- Stephanie Nweke
Gus A. Schill, Jr. Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient
3+3 Undergraduate/Law Dual Degree and Pipeline Program Scholar‚ ’21

Give Now

Together, We Rise. Together, we soar.

For more information contact:

Brena Baumann-Gonzalez  (J.D. ’90)
Senior Director of Development

Stephanie Johnson, CFRE
Director of Development

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university and an EEO/AA institution.