The award-winning UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Programs are 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 these programs will be equipped with the tools to handle better the demands of the LSAT and their potential law school careers.
These programs welcome 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 any of the programs, 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 these programs. The expectation is that each student will fully dedicate their time and energy and demonstrate their commitment to their 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 Programs and the University of Houston Law Center may be dismissed from any program.
Currently the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Programs offer four study tracks: Scholar I, 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 Programs’ 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 Programs offer 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 programs are 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
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