Nov 28, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D.


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J.D. Degree Requirements: UH Law Center

Students entering the Law Center prior to May 2006 must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all courses in which a grade is earned. Students entering the Law Center May 2006 through August 2009 must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses in which a grade is earned. Students entering the Law Center August 2010 and thereafter must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.330 for all courses in which a grade is earned.

To receive a J.D. degree, a student must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete 90 semester hours within four years as a full-time student, or six years as a part-time student. Extra time may be given by the Law Center for disabilities, prolonged illness, military service, or other compelling circumstances.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all courses in which a grade is earned. Students entering between May 2006 through August 2009, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.Students entering August 2010 thereafter, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.330.
  3. Complete all courses as required.
  4. If full time, complete 90 full weeks of residency; if part time, the student must complete 120 weeks.
  5. Complete the senior writing requirement through either a law seminar paper (with a grade of “C” or better), or successful preparation of one comment or two case notes for the Houston Law Review, Houston Journal of International Law, Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, and Journal of Texas Consumer Law.
  6. Complete a course in Professional Responsibility with a passing grade.
  7. Complete other requirements of the university and the Law Center as listed in this catalog.

(Subject to change without notice)

Full-Time Students – First Year


Fall Semester


  • Contracts Cr. 4.
  • Procedure Cr. 4.
  • Torts Cr. 4.
  • Legal Research Cr. 2.

Total 14


Spring Semester


  • Constitutional Law Cr. 4.
  • Criminal Law Cr. 3.
  • Property Cr. 4.
  • Legal Writing Cr. 2.
  • Statutory/Practicum Elective Cr. 3.

Total 16


Part-Time Students – First Year


Fall Semester


  • LRW Cr. 2.
  • Procedure I Cr. 4.
  • Property Cr. 4.

Total 10


Spring Semester


  • LRW Cr. 2.
  • Contracts Cr. 4.
  • Torts Cr. 4.

Total 10


Summer


  • Criminal Law Cr. 3.
  • Statutory or Practicum Elective Cr. 3.

Total 6


Part-Time Students – Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Constitutional Law Cr. 4.
  • Electives Cr. 6.

Total 10


Note(s):


The order of classes that part-time students take is subject to change. In addition to the foregoing, all students must satisfactorily complete a course in professional responsibility and all students must satisfy a senior research and writing requirement.

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