The award-winning UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program is designed to increase the diversity of law school applicants by providing law school preparatory resources – LSAT preparation, introductory law school classes, internships, and professional development sessions – for students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession. Students participating in this program will be equipped with the tools to handle better the demands of the LSAT and their potential law school careers.
This Program welcomes all students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession with a genuine interest in attending law school and pursuing a legal career. To be considered for the Program, students must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
The University of Houston Law Center Dean, faculty, and administrators all require the best from the students who are accepted to the program. The expectation is that each student will fully dedicate their time and energy and demonstrate their commitment to the Program by being an excellent student (a student who is punctual, diligent, and always fully prepared for class) and an upstanding member of the law school community and the University of Houston. Students who do not adhere to the University’s code of conduct and the rules of the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program and the University of Houston Law Center may be dismissed from the program.
Currently the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program offers five study tracks: Scholar I, LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, Scholar II, UH Cougar Law Program (for select current students and recent graduates of the University of Houston only), and Working Professionals Program. Each track focuses on different developmental components to assist our students with creating portfolios that seek to make them attractive candidates for law school. Pipeline Program alums have been accepted to a number of law schools including: Brooklyn Law School, George Washington University Law School, Howard University School of Law, Oklahoma City University Law School, University of Houston Law Center, University of Miami School of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, and University of Chicago Law School.
Additionally, the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program has a host of professional development workshops geared towards preparing its students for networking and internship opportunities and to improve overall the caliber of the student's academic career. Included in these workshops are speaker sessions with members of the legal community, introductory legal research methods, and effective study and networking techniques. Please see below for an overview of each track's curriculum.
The program is proud to have hosted students from the following institutions: ★ Agnes Scott College ★ Barnard College at Columbia University ★ Claflin University ★ Clark Atlanta University ★ College of the Sequoias ★ Dillard University ★ Edgewood College ★ Fisk University ★ Grinnell College ★ Hampshire College ★ Houston Baptist University ★ Iowa State University ★ Idaho State University ★ Jackson State University ★ John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY ★ Kenyon College ★ Lamar University ★ Lycoming College ★ Otterbein College ★ New York University ★ Prairie View A&M University ★ Princeton University ★ Southwestern University ★ Southern Methodist University ★ Spelman College ★ St. Mary's University ★ SUNY University at Buffalo ★ Texas A&M International University ★ Texas A&M University ★ Texas Southern University ★ Texas State University ★ The George Washington University ★ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ★ University of Houston ★ University of Houston-Downtown ★ University of Miami ★ University of Missouri ★ University of Nebraska Omaha ★ University of North Texas ★ University of Oklahoma ★ University of Texas At Rio Grande Valley ★ University of West Alabama