Univ  ersity of Houston Law Center

Working Professional Scholar Program

Program dates: June 1 – July 24


The Working Professional Scholar Program was created to provide law school preparatory resources to college graduates and working professionals who are considering law as an alternative career option. This program especially seeks nontraditional students and professionals who are interested in attending the University of Houston Law Center as a part-time or full-time student. The University of Houston Law Center’s part-time program is ranked #1 in Texas and #12 in the country.


The Working Professional Scholar Program prepares college graduates and working professionals for law school success by introducing scholars to the law school classroom experience, developing their personal and professional skills, and exposing them to networking opportunities.


To be considered for the Working Professional Scholar Program, interested applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and a sincere interest in attending law school. If you graduated from the University of Houston with a 3.6 GPA, scored within the top 85th percentile on the SAT/ACT, and have not taken the LSAT, we have an alternative pipeline program that may more suit your needs; you may be eligible for admission under the ABA 503-3 rule. Please take a look at our UH Cougar Law Program and contact either the Pipeline Program administration (uhprelaw@uh.edu) or UHLC Admissions Office (lawadmissions@uh.edu) for more information about eligibility for this special program.  Otherwise, please apply for the Nontraditional Scholar Program.



Accepted scholars will engage online with UHLC Faculty in introductory first year law school classes (Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts), learn more about the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) with an emphasis on logic games, learn about UHLC’s Admissions policies, and the LSAT. They will also receive access to our lunch and learn series in which practicing attorneys will discuss best practices, and will be eligible for a discounted comprehensive, LSAT preparatory course scheduled to start in the Fall. At the end of this program, scholars will have a better understanding of the demands of law school, a legal career, and the UHLC admissions process. Most of the substantive courses will be held online in June with the speaker series continuing online once a week during the month of July.  An overview of the online schedule is available here. A comprehensive schedule will be made available to those fully registered for this online program.

Please complete the Program’s registration form and submit a payment of $500 by May 27th to secure your seat in this program. Any cancellations made by June 5 will be eligible for a partial refund. Questions? Contact uhprelaw@uh.edu.


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