Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. All undergraduate majors are acceptable, with courses that develop writing skills and analytical thinking recognized as good preparation for the study of law.
The UH Law Center requires applicants to enroll for the Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The Office of Admissions can supply information or you can contact:
Law School Admissions Service
P.O. Box 2000
Newton PA 18940-0998
A complete package submitted to the UH Law Center must contain:
- Application form
- Non-refundable application fee of $70
- Personal statement (no longer than 3 pages, double-spaced);
- Immigration documents (if not a U.S. citizen)
No application will be reviewed without the CAS report, which includes a recent LSAT score, transcripts for all colleges and universities attended, and at least 2 letters of recommendation (but not more than 3).
The early decision deadline is November 15. Applicants must take the LSAT no later than October to receive early decision consideration. Early decision is non-binding.
The full-time regular decision deadline is February 15. We recommend that applicants to the full-time program take the LSAT no later than the December administration. However, full-time applicants who take the February LSAT or June LSAT will be considered on a space-available basis.
The part-time regular decision deadline is May 15. Applicants to the part-time program are encouraged to take the LSAT no later than the February administration. However, June LSAT scores will be considered on a space-available basis.
Applicants who require a student visa must take the LSAT by the December administration.
Because a rolling admission process is used, there is likely to be more availability earlier in the process. Decisions for full-time will be mailed by mid-May. Decisions for part-time will be mailed by mid-July.
It is university policy, consistent with State of Texas statutes, that no single criterion can be utilized as the sole determinant of admission status, nor can fixed weights be applied to any one criterion. Demonstrated academic ability achievements, honors, extracurricular activities, service to others, unique abilities, hardships overcome, advanced degrees, employment and leadership. The UH Law Center is also committed to diversity and the UH system Board of Regents recognizes and endorses the benefits of diversity in the university setting. The Admissions Committee will consider the following additional factors: cultural history, ethnic origin, and race. These and other elements may be addressed in a personal statement of up to three pages double-spaced.
Interviews are not granted, but an appointment may be scheduled to discuss the admissions process. Decisions are final. Applications will be reconsidered only under very compelling circumstances. Therefore, be sure to include all relevant information in your application materials.
Office of Admissions
UH Law Center