Univ  ersity of Houston Law Center

Scholar I Online

Program dates: May 28 - July 26, 2024

The Scholar I online program was created in response to COVID-19 as a way to continue providing law school preparatory resources to our underserved student populations. The Scholar I online program is designed for students who are in their first two years of college.



The Scholar I online program’s goals include introducing students to the law school experience, developing their personal and professional skills, and exposing them to networking opportunities.


To be considered for the Scholar I online Program, students should be first-generation college students, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession. Students must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and must be in their first two years of college.   Students attending community college must show proof of college continuance by providing a copy of the acceptance letter from the 4-year institution they will be attending in the Fall. Please refer to the application page for more information.


Accepted students will be immersed in a rigorous online five-week academic curriculum and an online/in-person internship program where they will be able to receive the necessary skills to prepare them for their journey toward law school. These students will participate in introductory first year law school classes, legal writing, and trial advocacy, taught by law school faculty.

Introductory Law School classes offered will include:
• Civil Procedure
• Constitutional Law
• Contracts
• Criminal Law
• Introduction to the Law
• Legal Writing
• Property
• Torts

Program Deadline and Cost

The application period for the Summer 2024 cycle opens October 1. Completed applications will be reviewed monthly and rendered a decision (accepted, waitlisted, denied) via email. The deadline for the application and supplemental materials is March 1Any applications submitted after March 1 will be considered on a space-availability basis.

The cost of the program is $600 which will be required upon acceptance to the program. Accepted students may enroll in a payment plan to complete payments by the start of the program.

Questions? Join us at our next information session or contact uhprelaw@central.uh.edu.

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