JD Degree Requirements: UH Law Center
Credits - 90 semester credit hours are required for graduation with 2.33 minimum GPA. In addition to the first year required curriculum, each student must complete the following courses at the Law Center to graduate:
Professional Responsibility Course - 3-hour Professional Responsibility course must be taken and a passing grade received.
Upper Level Writing Requirement - Students entering in Fall 2013 or after can only satisfy this requirement by completing (1) a writing seminar (designated by prefix “WRS”) and earning a grade of “C” or better; or (2) a writing course (designated by the prefix “WRC”); and (3) earning a grade of “C” or better.
Required Practice Skills Course - (Applies to students entering before fall 2016) Students must take and pass a course that satisfies the “Practice Skills” requirement. The courses that satisfy this requirement are identified on each course schedule. There is a tab at the top of each term’s schedule that will allow you to view the specific classes that meet the Practice Skills requirement.
Experiential Course Requirement - (Applies to students entering fall 2016 and after) - Students must take and pass one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours. An experiential course must be a simulation course, a law clinic, or a field placement. No more than three credit hours for field placements can be used to satisfy the six-credit requirement for the Law Center.
See the Law Student Handbook more information: http://www.law.uh.edu/student/.