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Practical Education. Lifelong Connections.

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Location

Opportunity

Instruction

Alumni

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The four attributes that make Houston College of Law unique. Today’s law students need more than what can be found in a textbook. Graduates of Houston College of Law receive an exceptional legal education coupled with practical, hands-on training. Join this with top professors who care about each student’s academic achievement and a network of more than 15,000 alumni for a combination of success unparalleled by any other law school.

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Location

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An ideal location. For nearly 100 years, Houston College of Law has resided in downtown Houston, within walking distance of the city’s courts, law firms, and Fortune 500 corporations. Our location offers students access to internships and externships with judges, law firms, and nonprofit organizations, in addition to the law school’s on-site legal clinics. Rather than a trend, “practice-ready” instruction has been a distinctive hallmark of Houston College of Law’s curriculum since our founding in 1923. Our downtown location amplifies our value in providing an exceptional legal education.

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Opportunity

Students provide legal assistance for Houston-area residents through the 17 Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics, including:

Civil Practice Clinics Estate Planning Clinic Family Law Basic Clinic Family Law Advanced Clinic Guardianship Clinic Probate Clinic Veterans Clinic Youth Advocacy Clinic Transactional Clinics Trademark Clinic Patent Clinic Special Focus Clinics Access to Justice Clinic Asylum and Human Trafficking Clinic Actual Innocence Clinic Domestic Violence Clinic Immigration Clinic Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Mediation Clinic Marshall-Brennan Clinic

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The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics housed on the school’s 10th floor constitute one of the state’s largest—and arguably best—legal clinic programs. With opportunities

to interview, counsel, and advise low-income clients across 17 legal practice areas, students gain invaluable experience working alongside seasoned attorneys. Each year students in the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics provide free legal services valued at $1 million to more than 300 Houston residents. Students mediate more than 150 disputes (including Justice of the Peace and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases) and assist with filing more than 70 trademark applications annually. The Veterans Clinic and the Immigration Clinic significantly benefit many residents in our community each year. Externships create opportunity. Externships provide Houston College of Law students the opportunity to develop practical lawyering skills and build a professional network. Our downtown location provides easy access to federal, state, and county courts, prosecutors’ and public defenders’ offices, legal departments in the medical center and museum district, and a host of nonprofit and legal-aid organizations. Career opportunities. As a graduate of Houston College of Law, you will be prepared to pursue a wide range of career options. Our alumni have successful

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careers in traditional roles as attorneys and counsel at private law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Our graduates also excel in more unconventional sectors, such as nonprofit organizations, university administration, healthcare regulation, energy, and finance. Still others go on to work as sports agents, journalists, or real estate brokers. With a well-rounded legal education, the possibilities are endless. With one you get four. Houston College of Law is a member of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE). As one of four private, independent law schools that constitute CILE, we can offer our students the unique opportunity to take courses for credit at any other member school. Take a summer to study family law while learning to surf at California Western School of Law in San Diego. Or study intellectual property or immigration law in Boston at New England Law|Boston, touring national landmarks in your free time. You also may choose to take an online course in healthcare law, offered by Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. You might even end up sitting alongside students from these schools who choose to immerse themselves in oil and gas law expertise at Houston College of Law!

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Come meet our top-notch faculty, and we promise you will walk away inspired. Not only will you discover that our faculty are leaders in their fields, you will be impressed by their level of investment in your success. At Houston College of Law, your professors will know your name, and you will find them remarkably accessible. Students often note that the law school has a particularly supportive, friendly atmosphere that inspires a true sense of community—a rarity among graduate school programs. Will you have to work hard? Definitely. Will you need to be prepared for class? Absolutely. Our faculty holds a reputation for focusing on teaching first. But for students who want to succeed, you’ll find a strong support system and a lifelong connection with faculty members who will inspire you. Houston College of Law offers a focused curriculum through seven Centers of Excellence. Explore the unparalleled quality available to students that cannot be found in any other law school.

Legal Research and Writing

of the country’s best legal writers. Houston College of Law is one of only 21 law schools in the nation to have tenured and tenure-track faculty teaching in this program.

Seven centers highlight areas of excellence. The Advocacy Program

When it comes to teaching the art of Advocacy, no law school can compete with Houston College of Law. One of only three schools to rank consistently in the nation’s top 10 for trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report, Houston College of Law offers a rigorous curriculum taught by some of the country’s best current and former litigators.

The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution The Harry L. Reed Oil and Gas Law Institute Institute for International Legal Practice and National Security Legal Research & Writing Program The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics Transactional Practice Center

Houston College of Law has won the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition 15 times—more than any other law school.

In law, writing is king. Few law schools can compete with Houston College of Law’s legal research and writing program. In fact, our program is a leader in the nation, evidenced by our unprecedented number of “Best Brief ” awards from the American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes competition, the most prestigious legal writing contest in the country.

Our students receive in-depth, intensive training in the art of trial and appellate advocacy. Professors and coaches, including working trial and appellate lawyers at the height of their careers, bring their knowledge of realworld, contemporary legal issues into the classroom and devote significant one-on-one time to students.

No other law school in the country has won more than one first-place “Best Brief ” award. Houston College of Law has won five.

Houston College of Law has won more than 120 national advocacy championships. No other law school in the country has won half as many.

Associate Dean Bruce A. McGovern is a nationally recognized expert in the area of federal taxation and regularly speaks at conferences around the country. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an honor reserved for no more than 700 tax attorneys across the United States who are at

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the top of their chosen profession.

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The Harry L. Reed Oil and Gas Law Institute aims to be the nation’s leader in oil and gas legal education and scholarship. The Institute offers students a practical third-year curriculum centered on realworld strategizing, problem solving, writing, and negotiating. Year-three coursework mirrors present-day legal work in mineral title examination, transactional practice, energy litigation and negotiation, and other relevant practice areas. The Institute for International Legal Practice and National Security, founded in 2015, is an intellectual hub for legal scholars and practitioners working in the rapidly growing fields of international trade and investment, human rights, 11

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maritime law, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, immigration, antiquities trade, and other similar arenas. Houston College of Law’s national and international security law professors are productive and respected scholars. Recognized as experts in their fields, they inform policy, provide expert testimony to courts and Congress, serve as members of high-level commissions, contribute to discourse in the national media, and advise a variety of organizations on international legal topics. Students benefit from these professors’ real-world expertise as they build their own proficiency in critical international and security law.

Professor Geoffrey Corn was one of 10 experts who contributed to the revision of the Commentaries to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, which address critical issues of international humanitarian law. The revisions were intended to give people an understanding of these important documents as

they are interpreted today.

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Alumni

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Known for the lifelong connections created among students, faculty, and alumni, Houston College of Law provides ongoing opportunities to strengthen this network. More than 15,000 alumni live and work across the U.S. and the globe. Alumni often return to campus to train, coach, and support current students in competitions, continuing our championship legacy. Our alumni demonstrate their passion for the law school and our students by generously giving of their time and talents. Alumni support continues into the employment realm

Houston College of

as well. Our alumni return to campus to hire interns and graduates because they know firsthand the quality of education provided at Houston College of Law. Alumni know that hiring a graduate from their alma mater will deliver an employee who has a strong work ethic, is prepared to practice law, and can hit the ground running.

NORTHWEST

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Law alumni can be

NORTHEAST

found working in all

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50 states, and in

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26 countries around the globe.

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253 TEXAS

SOUTHEAST

12,470

DFW

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AUSTIN

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TAMPA

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HAWAII

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The Fred Parks Law Library

A few facts about the Fred Parks Law Library at Houston College of Law: • Over 90 databases • 591,147 volumes • 194,540 titles • 50 study rooms • 2 computer labs • 72,304 square feet • 6th floor open terrace with beautiful city view • Open 108.5 hours per week

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As a student and alumnus, you will have access to one of the most outstanding law libraries in the state. The Fred Parks Law Library provides students with more than 72,000 square feet of beautiful, well-lit space for studying, preparing for class, and performing research. More than 90 databases are available to students, nearly all of which are accessible off campus. Students also have access to an ever-growing list of resources, including more than 591,000 volumes of books, 50 study rooms, and two computer labs. The sixth floor of the library hosts an outdoor terrace with a breathtaking view of downtown Houston.


Unique to the Fred Parks Law Library is an extensive rare books and special collections room, featuring 240 titles published prior to 1800. The bulk of the rare book collection is from the period of 1800-1900, with the oldest book being the Vocabularius iuris vtriusque, a legal dictionary printed in 1481, just 29 years after Gutenberg used his printing press for the first time. History buffs will enjoy the library’s extensive collection of Texas legal documents, including a compilation of ordinances and decrees issued under the Spanish Constitution of 1812, which has greatly influenced Texas law. Our library staff is committed to protecting and preserving this one-of-a-kind collection. 15

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Earning your degree

We offer flexible options for students seeking to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or a combined JD/MBA degree.

The JD degree

Houston College of Law offers flexible options for students seeking to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence ( JD) degree or a combined JD/MBA degree.

Part-Time Students

Full-Time Students

The three-year, full-time program offers all required courses during the day, with the option of taking evening coursework. Foundational curriculum is completed during the first half of the program, with remaining studies devoted to the student’s specific area of interest. Full-time students take 15 credit hours each 16

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fall and spring semester. Due to the significant time commitment of the full-time program, the law school highly recommends that students are employed no more than 20 hours per week.

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Students in the part-time program must complete a minimum of eight to a maximum of 11 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Additionally, part-time students are required to take two classes during the first summer of the program, while subsequent summer classes are optional. Part-time students typically complete the program in four to 4.5 years. This program


is designed for students requiring a lighter schedule due to family or work obligations. Part-time students have the option of transferring to the full-time JD program after successfully completing the first year.

JD/MBA Degree

Students can combine a legal education with advanced business study through our joint Doctor of Jurisprudence ( JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. The MBA curriculum is offered through one of two institutions: The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University or the Cameron School of Business at the University 17

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of St. Thomas. Both joint degree programs permit law students to earn the JD and MBA degrees in as few as four years, whereas each program typically requires five years to complete. In both programs, full-time students will devote the first two years to law study at Houston College of Law, spend the third year taking MBA coursework at the business school, and then return to the law school to complete their JD studies during the fourth year of enrollment. Both the Mays Business School and the Cameron School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). HOUSTON COLLEGE OF LAW

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Curriculum

Through the Pathways to Practice Program, students can create an individualized curriculum to fit their desired career goals.

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Full-time students

Second Fall Semester

course

Constitutional Law 4 Evidence 3 Property I 3 Total hours 10

First Semester

Civil Procedure Contracts I Criminal Law Legal Research and Writing I Torts I Total hours

credit hours

4 3 3 2 3 15

Second Semester Constitutional Law 4 Contracts II 3 Legal Research and Writing II 2 Property I 3 Torts II 3 Total hours 15

Third Semester Evidence 3 Federal Income Taxation 3 Property II 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Total hours (plus electives) 15

Part-time students

First Fall Semester course

Contracts I Legal Research and Writing I Torts I Total hours

credit hours

3 2 3 8

First Spring Semester Civil Procedure Criminal Law Legal Research and Writing II Total hours

In addition, both full-time and part-time students will need to do the following: • Take a Professional Responsibility course before completion of the 60th credit hour • Write a substantial research paper as a condition of graduation • Complete at least six hours of professional skills courses Part-time students attend classes in the evening for the first 30 hours of study. Thereafter, on a space-available basis, they will have the option of registering for daytime classes. A candidate for the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree is required to earn at least 90 semester hours of credit with a passing grade and a cumulative grade average of 2.20 or better within seven years of the date of first enrollment. No more than 30 semester hours may be earned at other law schools. For more information on admissions, visit www.hcl.edu.

Twice in the past

4 3 2 9

Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission has honored Houston College of Law with its prestigious ATJ Law School Commitment

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four years, the Texas

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to Service Award. Above: Dean Donald J. Guter accepts Access to Justice Award from Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman ’89.

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Choosing your unique direction

In addition to foundational courses relevant to specific areas of the law, Houston College of Law’s extensive curriculum offers related courses in each area to help students gain more profound understanding. The following lists show the depth of options available. Civil Litigation – Business Foundational courses Agency and Partnership Antitrust Law Civil Pretrial Advocacy Civil Trial Advocacy Corporations Insurance Payment Systems Remedies Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Texas Pretrial Procedure Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure Trademarks and Unfair Competition Related courses Appellate Advocacy Alternative Dispute Resolution Business Bankruptcy Class Actions and Other Advanced Litigation Consumer Transactions Corporate Finance Law Damages Environmental Law Federal Courts Intellectual Property Survey Interviewing and Counseling Judicial Process Clinic I Judicial Process Clinic II Mediation Theory and Practice Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Real Estate Finance Law Trends in Litigation and ADR Seminar Civil Litigation – Personal Injury Foundational Courses Civil Pretrial Advocacy Civil Trial Advocacy Conflict of Laws Insurance Texas Pretrial Procedure 20

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Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure Related Courses Admiralty Appellate Advocacy Class Actions and Other Advanced Litigation Damages Federal Courts Interviewing and Counseling Judicial Process Clinic I Judicial Process Clinic II Mediation Theory and Practice Remedies Trends in Litigation and ADR Seminar Voir Dire/Jury Communications Corporate and Business Foundational courses Administrative Law Agency & Partnership Alternative Dispute Resolution Antitrust Law Business Bankruptcy Corporate Finance Corporate Taxation Corporations International Business Transactions Partnership & Subchapter S Taxation Payment Systems Real Estate Finance Law Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Transactional Skills - Corporate Transactional Skills - Real Estate Transactional Skills - International Business Transactions Related courses Collective Bargaining Law Contract Building Blocks Contract Negotiations & Drafting Corporate & White Collar Crime

Employment Discrimination Employment Law Environmental Law Hospital Law Internship Insurance Intellectual Property Survey U.S. Taxation of International Transactions Criminal Law Foundational courses Criminal Procedure Criminal Trial Advocacy Texas Criminal Procedure Related courses Corporate and White Collar Crime Criminal Corrections – Seminar Criminal Process Clinic Federal Courts International Criminal Law & Procedure Juvenile Law Energy Law Foundational Courses Domestic Energy Law Domestic Petroleum Transactions International Petroleum Transactions Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Texas Oil, Gas, and Land Title Examination Transactional Skills – Energy Related courses Administrative Law Agency & Partnership Arbitration Business Bankruptcy Contract Building Blocks Contract Negotiation & Drafting Corporate Finance Corporate Taxation Corporations Environmental Law


Intellectual Property Survey International Business Transactions Law Office Management Natural Resource Management Law Partnership & Subchapter S Taxation Payment Systems Real Estate Finance Law Secured Transactions State and Local Government U.S. Taxation of International Transactions Water Law Environmental Law Foundational courses Administrative Law Environmental Law Natural Resource Management Law Land Use Management & Control Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Related courses Corporate & White Collar Crime Criminal Process Clinic – Environmental Crimes Environmental Law – Seminar Legislation Public Interest Clinic Real Estate Finance Law Water Law Estate Planning and Probate Foundational courses Administration of Estates & Guardianships Estate & Gift Taxation Estate Planning Estate Planning Clinic Marital Property & Homestead Probate Clinic Wills, Trusts & Estates Related courses Advanced Marital Property –Seminar Guardianship Clinic Judicial Process Clinic – Probate Court Taxation – Advanced Income

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Family Law Foundational courses Family Law Family Law Clinic: Basic Family Law Trial Advocacy Juvenile Law Marital Property & Homestead Related courses Advanced Marital Property – Seminar Civil Pretrial Advocacy Civil Trial Advocacy Consumer Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Family Law Clinic: Advanced Family Law Internship Program Judicial Process Clinic – Family Court Public Interest Clinic General Practice Foundational courses Administrative Law Agency & Partnership Conflict of Laws Consumer Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Criminal Procedure Family Law Internet Legal Research Interviewing & Counseling Juvenile Law Law Office Management Payment Systems Secured Transactions Texas Pretrial Procedure Wills, Trusts & Estates Related courses Academic Internships Administration of Estates & Guardianships Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Advocacy Business Bankruptcy Civil Pretrial Advocacy Civil Trial Advocacy Consumer Transactions Corporations Estate Planning Estate Planning Clinic Family Law Clinic: Basic Family Law Clinic: Advanced

Family Law Trial Advocacy Federal Courts Government Process Clinic Insurance Intellectual Property Survey Law Office Management Mediation Theory and Practice Mock Trial Litigation Probate Clinic Remedies Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure Trends in Litigation & ADR – Seminar Voir Dire/Jury Communications Health Law Foundational courses Administrative Law Health Law HIV & the Law Hospital Law Internship Related courses Antitrust Law Contract Negotiation & Drafting Corporations Employment Law Insurance Intellectual Property Foundational courses Administrative Law Antitrust Law Copyright Law Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Law Patent Licensing & Technology Transfer Patent Office Procedure Trademarks & Unfair Competition Related courses Environmental Law Judicial Process Clinic-Federal Court Intellectual Property Survey Internet Law International Business and Law Foundational courses Comparative Law Conflict of Laws International Business Transactions HOUSTON COLLEGE OF LAW

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International Civil Litigation International Law Transactional Skills-International Business Transactions Related courses Agency & Partnership Alternative Dispute Resolution Antitrust Law Business Bankruptcy Copyright Law Corporations Intellectual Property Survey International Criminal Law & Procedure International Environmental Law NAFTA: Trade and Transactions Patent Law Payment Systems Secured Transactions U.S. Taxation of International Transactions Labor and Employment Law Foundational courses Administrative Law Collective Bargaining Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Related courses Admiralty Alternative Dispute Resolution Government Process Clinic Mediation Theory and Practice Trademarks & Unfair Competition

Public Interest Foundational courses Administrative Law Consumer Transactions Environmental Law Federal Courts First Amendment Law Legislation Public Interest Clinic Related courses Access to Justice Clinic American Legal History Animal Law Constitutional Law – Seminar Education Law – Seminar Environmental Law – Seminar Family Law Clinic: Basic Family Law Clinic: Advanced Guardianship Clinic HIV & the Law – Seminar Immigration and Naturalization Law – Seminar Sexual Orientation and the Law – Seminar State & Local Government State Constitutional Law – Seminar Urban & Poverty Law – Seminar Real Estate Law Foundational courses Administrative Law Business Bankruptcy Consumer Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Environmental Law

Land Use Management & Control Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law Real Estate Finance Law Secured Transactions Transactional Skills: Real Estate Related courses Agency & Partnership Corporations Government Process Clinic Marital Property & Homestead Payment Systems Securities Regulation Water Law Taxation Foundational courses Corporate Taxation Corporations Estate & Gift Taxation Estate Planning Partnership & Subchapter S Taxation Taxation – Advanced Income Taxation – Federal Procedure U.S. Taxation of International Transactions Related courses Administrative Law Agency & Partnership Business Bankruptcy Estate Planning Clinic Government Process Clinic Marital Property & Homestead Securities Regulation Wills, Trusts and Estates

Navigating the Pathway to your career goals

A legal education opens up a world of career options. Choosing the one that is right for you can be overwhelming. Houston College of Law is here to help. Our specialized program called Pathways to Practice enables students to explore career options, discover what it’s like to practice in specific fields, and plan a curriculum that best supports your career goals. Visit pathways.hcl.edu to tour possible curriculum paths.

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Malta, a scenic archipelago off the coast of Sicily, is just one of the possible destinations in the law school’s study abroad program.

Study Abroad

Take advantage of several opportunities to travel abroad and earn academic credit hours while studying comparative and international law. Challenging courses are coupled with exposure to another culture to provide students with a once-in-alifetime opportunity. Summer-abroad and semesterabroad programs are available. Summer programs are structured so that students can return in time for a clerkship or some time off before fall classes resume. For more information on study abroad programs, visit www.cile.edu.

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Study abroad sites include: London, England Valletta, Malta Galway, Ireland Prague, Czech Republic Santiago, Chile Leiden, Netherlands (full semester abroad) Aarhus, Denmark (full semester abroad)

Houston College of Law study abroad students take in the views at Prague’s Intercontinental Hotel.

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Admissions

We enroll students who represent a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience levels, and ages.

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Each year, the Admissions Committee thoughtfully reviews the applications of hundreds of talented, enthusiastic, and diverse students who are considering attending Houston College of Law. We enroll students who represent a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience levels, and ages. Applications are reviewed only upon completion of a candidate’s application file, and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Admissions Checklist

For a full description of all application materials, visit hcl.edu. Here is an overview of what you’ll need to do: 1. Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The test is offered each October, December, February, and June. Visit www.lsac.org to register for the test. 2. Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) to have transcripts assembled. 3. Complete an application for admission. Online applications are preferred. 4. Submit a resumé. 5. Attach a detailed personal statement setting forth your unique individual qualifications, interests, and aspirations for the study of law. Your personal

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statement should be two to three pages in length and double-spaced. 6. Submit two letters of recommendation through the Letter of Recommendation Service offered by LSAC. This service is included in your CAS registration fees. 7. Pay the $55 nonrefundable application fee.

Admissions Deadlines: Fall Semester: March 15 Spring Semester: October 1

Our Admissions Office is available to answer your questions. Please contact the office at 713-646-1810 or admissions@hcl.edu

International applicants

Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions are required to take the LSAT and register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Applicants are urged to use the JD Credential Assembly Service ( JDCAS). This service is available for all applicants who have completed work at any foreign institution outside of the U.S. or Canada, at no additional expense to the applicant beyond the standard CAS fees. Any student who is not a U.S. citizen and holds a temporary visa (F-1 or J-1) is classified as an HOUSTON COLLEGE OF LAW

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Academic Externships. A faculty-guided learning experience in which students work in the field under the direct supervision of a judge or attorney. Local, state, national, and international placements are available in the following areas: Public Interest, Government, Judicial, Criminal, Hospital, and International. 26

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international student. In addition to meeting standard admissions requirements, these applicants, if admitted, must submit the following: • Non-U.S. citizens must include a copy of immigration documents (such as current U.S. visa or permanent resident card) when submitting the application. • Letter of Financial Backing and Statement of Understanding (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are exempt).

Dean T. Gerald Treece has served as director and coach of the law school’s best-in-the-nation Advocacy Program for nearly 40 years. Through his leadership, the school is one of only three in the nation consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. To date, the law school’s Advocacy Program has won more than 120 national advocacy championships. No other law school in the United States has won half as many.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign

Language)

Applicants who obtained their degree from a country in which English is not the official language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit results to Houston College of Law.

Transfer Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: June 15 Spring Semester: December 1

In order to be admitted with advanced standing, a transfer applicant must have earned credit for at least 24 semester hours at an ABA-accredited law school. The law school will not award credit for more than 30 semester hours earned at another law school. Transfer applicants are required to submit the following: 1. Completed application for admission 2. $55 nonrefundable application fee 3. An official letter of good standing from the law school from which the applicant is attempting to transfer 4. Personal statement 5. Resumé 6. Official transcript reflecting all law grades earned Houston College of Law admits students of any race,

If you are waiting for your final grades, we ask that you send your application, supporting documentation, and official transcript as soon as they are available. Decisions on transfer applications cannot be made until all of the above items are received.

Visiting Applicants

A student from another ABA-accredited law school may apply to Houston College of Law as a visiting student, subject to availability of space. Visiting students must submit the following: 1. Application for admission 2. $55 non-refundable application fee 3. A letter of good standing from their law school, indicating that the transfer credit will be accepted toward the student’s current degree program.

Houston College of Law does not represent, warrant,

student's enrollment. In addition to a bar examination, there are character,

color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation,

or claim that by attending or graduating from the

age, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs,

law school or by subsequently being admitted to the

fitness, and other qualifications for admission to

and activities generally accorded or made available

bar of any state, an accepted applicant to the law

the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are

to students at the school. It does not discriminate

school will become employed in a legal position or

encouraged to determine the requirements for any

on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,

will receive a higher average starting salary than such

jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender

applicant might otherwise be in a position to receive.

by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all

expression, age or disability in administration of its

While every effort is made to provide accurate and

relevant agencies are available through the National

educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship

current information, Houston College of Law reserves

Conference of Bar Examiners. It is the applicant’s

and loan programs, or other school-administered

the right to change, without notice, statements in the

responsibility to research the character, fitness and

rights, privileges, programs or activities generally

Admissions Bulletin concerning rules, policies, fees,

other qualifications for admission to the bar in the

accorded or made available to students at the college.

curricula, or other matters. Publications of Houston

state(s) in which the applicant intends to practice.

Houston College of Law does not represent, warrant,

College of Law are not contractual. The faculty and

Additionally, if you have been academically dismissed

or claim that by attending or graduating from the law

administration may make changes at any time and

from another ABA law school, Houston College of Law

school, an accepted applicant will pass the bar exam

may make them applicable to students, regardless

requires that you sit out the recommended two years

or be accepted to the bar in any state. In addition,

of when the changes are made with respect to the

before reapplying to begin your studies all over.

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Tuition

Houston College of Law consistently has been ranked among the best values in the country for a private law school, and the college was named a Best Value by National Jurist magazine in 2015. Our school continues its mission established in 1923: Provide a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction.

2016-2017 Academic Year Budget Living with Parents Tuition Rate: $1,000/hr + $300 fee

FULL-TIME PART-TIME

FALL/SPRING 9 MONTHS

PER SEMESTER FALL 4/SPRING 5 MONTHS

30,600

15,300

20,600

10,300

6,886

3,443

6,886

3,443

2,796

1,398

Tuition & Fees Books

Room & Board Misc./Personal Transportation Total hours

2,228

1,114

3,106

1,553

2,796

1,398

$45,616

$22,808

FALL/SPRING PER SEMESTER 9 MONTHS FALL 4/SPRING 5 MONTHS

1,670

835

3,106 $35,058

1,553 $17,529

2016-2017 Academic Year Budget Not Living with Parents Tuition Rate: $1,000/hr + $300 fee

FULL-TIME

Room & Board Misc./Personal Transportation Total hours

30,600

15,300

20,600

10,300

13,770

6,885

13,770

6,885

2,228

PART-TIME

PER SEMESTER FALL 4/SPRING 5 MONTHS

Tuition & Fees Books

FALL/SPRING 9 MONTHS

3,106 2,796

$52,500

1,114 1,553 1,398

$26,250

FALL/SPRING PER SEMESTER 9 MONTHS FALL 4/SPRING 5 MONTHS

1,670 3,106 2,796

$41,942

835

1,553 1,398

$20,971

• Full-time is based on 30 credit hours plus fees. • All students are eligible to apply for Stafford loans in the amount of $20,500. To offset the remaining Cost of Attendance, Graduate Plus loans, federal work-study, tuition equalization grant (TEG) and the college access loan (CAL) are other available resources. Dean’s Merit Scholarships, which are offered through the Office of Admissions, are automatically awarded to admitted students whose undergraduate GPA and LSAT score meet established criteria. • Please inquire with the Admissions Office for scholarship questions. • Academic year budgets subject to change for new academic year 2017-2018.

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Texas Lawyer reports that Houston ranks #10 in the

nation on the list of “Best Cities for a Young Lawyer.”

Legal professionals make up 1.6 percent of the population in Houston, which has more than 4,700 law firms (more than

Dallas or Austin) and a mean salary of $127,902.

Applying for Financial Aid

Full-time and part-time applicants can obtain financial aid forms and documents on the law school’s website. We recommend students begin the financial aid application process early to ensure meeting deadlines. This may require applicants to begin the financial aid application process even before they learn if they are accepted for admission to Houston College of Law. For assistance, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 713-646-1820. An application for admission is not an application for federal financial aid, but does constitute an application for new student merit scholarships administered by the Admissions Office.

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Scholarships

This academic year, Houston College of Law is projected to provide $3 million in scholarships, grants, and awards to deserving students. Scholarships and grants come in varying amounts from different sources. Scholarships are organized into four categories: 1. Admissions Scholarships 2. Scholarships awarded to continuing students by the Faculty Financial Aid Committee 3. Scholarships funded and awarded by donors outside the law school 4. Tuition Equalization Grant funds from the State of Texas Approximately 46 percent of students receive at least one scholarship or grant.


Admissions Scholarships

All entering students are automatically considered for Dean’s Merit scholarships based on their undergraduate performance and LSAT score. Scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $22,500 are offered to entering students and typically are renewable for each year the student is enrolled at Houston College of Law, provided the student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average. For more information on scholarships, contact the Admissions Office at 713-646-1810.

Other forms of financial assistance

Students use a variety of methods, in addition to scholarships, to cover costs for their legal education, including:

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Direct Loan Program. Funds are available to students through the Federal Stafford Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan programs, both of which are fixed-interest, credit-based loans. Student Emergency Loans. The law school

provides emergency, short-term loans to students through the Spurgeon E. Bell Scholarship and Student Aid Fund, which is funded by external donations and proceeds from campus vending machines. Depending on availability, the fund offers 60-day, interest-free loans of up to $1,000.

Federal Work Study Program. The Federal Work Study Program provides qualified students with part-time jobs and competitive wages at the law school and a few outside public agencies. HOUSTON COLLEGE OF LAW

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Student Organizations

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Black Law Students Association

Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates

Enrich your legal education by participating in any of the school’s 37 student organizations. Whatever your professional or personal area of interest, you’ll find an organization that matches your passions with your education. Student Organizations: ACLU @ HCL Aggie Law Students Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates

Society on National Security and

Delta Theta Phi

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Black Law Students Association

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International Law

Environmental Law Society

University of Texas Exes

Family Law & Probate Legal Society

Sports and Entertainment Law

Federalist Society

Society

Health Law Society

Veterans Association

Hispanic Law Students Association

Student Bar Association

Hunting & Rifle Association

Tax Law Society

Intellectual Prop. & Tech. Law Society

Women’s Law Society

Jewish Law Students Association National Lawyers Guild Oil & Gas Law Society Phi Delta Phi

Animal Legal Defense Fund

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Republican Law Students of HCL

Criminal Law Society

Phi Alpha Delta

AMICUS

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Christian Legal Society

Public Interest Law Society Real Estate and Construction Law Society

Co-Curricular Activities: Board of Advocates Construction Law Journal Corporate Counsel Review Currents Law Review Texas Journal of Business Law

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Student Scholarly Publications

The far-reaching success of the law school’s research and writing program extends into scholarly publications.

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Members of the student-led Law Review’s editorial board write, edit, and publish the quarterly journal.

Student Scholarly Publications

The far-reaching success of the law school’s research and writing program extends into scholarly publications. Students have an opportunity to publish in one of five scholarly periodicals. Students hone the vital skills of legal research, writing, editing, and managing the legal work of others. The law school’s five journals include: Law Review

The Law Review is a quarterly journal, edited and published by second- and third-year students who have exemplary grades and who successfully participate in a writing competition and technical editing exercise. Law Review members write a case note for publication on the Review’s website during their first semester, then produce a publishable original comment over successive semesters. Since 1990, the Law Review has hosted an annual Ethics Symposium, which is widely cited within legal academia and the state and federal courts.

Corporate Counsel Review

The Corporate Counsel Review, published twice each year and distributed to more than 4,000 subscribers, is the scholarly journal of the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas. The journal is edited by second- and third-year students competitively chosen based on their writing, editing, and interest. A small group of senior editors leads the journal under the direction of a faculty member. 35

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Currents: The Journal of International Economic Law

Edited and published by Houston College of Law students, Currents is the official journal of the Institute for International Legal Practice and National Security. Currents serves as a research tool and reference guide for enterprises with global markets, with a focus on the latest legislation, treaties, cases, and trends affecting international commerce. The journal contains lead articles by students as well as noted attorneys and members of the international business community.

Construction Law Journal

The Construction Law Journal is a biannual State Bar of Texas publication filled with articles written by practitioners in the multi-faceted area of construction law. Houston College of Law students edit the journal’s articles, honing valuable research and writing skills while networking with practicing attorneys.

Texas Journal of Business Law

The Texas Journal of Business Law is a publication of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Houston College of Law students participate in the solicitation of submissions and selection of articles from the state’s business law attorneys and professors. Students also edit articles and write summaries of significant developments in business law for inclusion in the journal, which is published three times a year. HOUSTON COLLEGE OF LAW

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Faculty

James J. Alfini BA, Columbia University JD, Northwestern University School of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Areas of expertise: alternative

dispute resolution, constitutional law, mediation, judicial ethics

John H. Bauman BA, Pomona College JD, Stanford University Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: torts, insurance, remedies, federal courts

Josh Blackman BS, The Pennsylvania State University JD, George Mason University School of Law Associate Professor of Law Areas of expertise: constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, the intersection of law and technology

Vanessa Browne-Barbour BA, Carnegie-Mellon University JD, Duquesne University School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: family law, torts, parental rights, forensic science

Catherine Greene Burnett BA, University of Texas JD, University of Texas School of Law Vice President, Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Clinics

Areas of expertise: skills and clinical teaching, criminal procedure, international criminal law and procedure, capital punishment, legal research and writing

Elaine A. Carlson BS, Southern Illinois University MA, McMaster University JD, South Texas College of Law Professor of Law and Stanley J. Krist Distinguished Professor of Texas Law Areas of expertise: pretrial, trial and appellate civil procedure, professional responsibility, developments in litigation

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Richard R. Carlson BA, Wake Forest University JD, University of Georgia School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: labor law, employment discrimination, family law, contracts

Sandra J. Carnahan BA, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville JD, South Texas College of Law LLM, University of Houston Law Center Professor of Law Areas of expertise: criminal procedure, health law, bioethics

Amanda Harmon Cooley BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill JD, University of North Carolina School of Law Professor of Law Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, education law, contracts, constitutional law

Geoffrey S. Corn BA, Hartwick College JD, George Washington University Law School LLM, The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army Professor of Law Areas of expertise: criminal law, military law, national security, public international law

Susan Waite Crump AB, University of California-Davis JD, University of Houston Law Center Professor of Law Areas of expertise: criminal law, evidence, federal jurisdiction, practice, and procedure

Elizabeth A. Dennis BA, Hollins College JD, South Texas College of Law Assistant Dean, Director of Academic Internships, and Associate Professor of Clinical Studies Areas of expertise: criminal,

civil and judicial externships, introduction to law, legal method, legal research and writing

W. David East BA, Baylor University JD, Baylor University School of Law LLM, George Washington University Law School Professor of Law and Director of Transactional Practice Center

Areas of expertise: commercial law, bankruptcy, contracts

Matthew J. Festa BA, University of Notre Dame MPA, Murray State University MA, Vanderbilt University JD, Vanderbilt University Law School Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: property, land use, state and local government, legal history, national security law

Ted L. Field BA, University of Illinois at Chicago MA, Northwestern University JD, The John Marshall Law School Professor of Law Areas of expertise: intellectual property, patent law

Derek Fincham BA, University of Kansas JD, Wake Forest University School of Law PhD, University of Aberdeen School of Law Professor of Law Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, property law, intellectual property, cultural heritage law

Sharon G. Finegan BA, University of Virginia JD, American UniversityWashington College of Law LLM, Columbia Law School Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, constitutional law, procedural law


Nationally recognized for his scholarship in constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court, Professor Josh Blackman was selected by Forbes Magazine for its “30 Under 30� in Law and Policy. He has twice testified before the House Judiciary Committee and is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national publications.

Pamela E. George BS, University of Texas MLS, University of Texas JD, University of Texas School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: marital property, family law, Texas trial and appellate procedure

Maxine D. Goodman BA, Brandeis University JD, University of Texas School of Law Vice President, Associate Dean and Professor of Law Areas of expertise: legal analysis, research and writing, appellate advocacy, class action litigation

Donald J. Guter BA, University of Colorado JD, Duquesne University President and Dean, and Professor of Law Areas of expertise: military law, national security law, legal education

Helen Bishop Jenkins BMD, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins Institute MME, Howard University JD, University of Houston Law Center Executive Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Law Areas of expertise: wills, trusts and estates, property, administration of estates

R. Randall Kelso BA, University of Chicago JD, University of Wisconsin Law School Professor of Law and Spurgeon E. Bell Distinguished Professor

Areas of expertise: constitutional law, contracts, jurisprudence

Christopher Kulander BS Wright State University MS Wright State University PhD Texas A&M University JD University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of Law Director, Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute

Areas of expertise: energy law, oil & gas law, property

Joseph K. Leahy BA, Swarthmore College JD, New York University School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: corporations, agency and partnership, securities regulation

Katerina Lewinbuk BA, Minnesota State University JD, John Marshall Law School Professor of Law Areas of expertise: employment discrimination, professional responsibility, legal research and writing

Betty J. Luke BS, Lamar University BS, University of Texas Medical Branch JD, South Texas College of Law LLM, University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Clinical Studies

Bruce A. McGovern BA, Columbia University, Columbia College JD, Fordham University School of Law LLM, University of Florida College of Law Vice President, Associate Dean and Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: federal income taxation, corporate and partnership taxation, business organizations

Shelby A. D. Moore BA, Towson State University JD, University of Baltimore School of Law LLM, Harvard Law School Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: property, criminal law, feminist jurisprudence, torts, criminal corrections

Ray E. Moses BA, University of Texas JD, University of Texas School of Law LLM, Northwestern University School of Law SJD, Southern Methodist University School of Law Professor of Law Areas of expertise: criminal law, criminal pre-trial and trial practice, scientific evidence, criminal procedure

Olga L. Moya BA, University of Texas JD, University of Texas School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: environmental law, international environmental law, toxic torts, administrative law, property law, legislation

Areas of expertise: live-client legal clinics

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James L. Musselman AA, Illinois Central College BS, Illinois State University JD, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School Professor of Law

Amanda J. Peters BS, Texas Tech University JD, Texas Tech University School of Law Professor of Law

Fran Ortiz BA, University of Texas JD, Harvard Law School Professor of Law

Jean Fleming Powers BA, The University of Texas JD, University of Houston Law Center Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: federal income tax, commercial law

Areas of expertise: property, environmental law, international environmental law, natural resources and water law

Phillip E. Page BS, University of Tennessee JD, University of Memphis School of Law LLM, New York University School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: contracts, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition, communications, art and entertainment law

James W. Paulsen BFA, Texas Christian University JD, Baylor University School of Law LLM, Harvard Law School Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: civil procedure, jurisprudence, family law, legal history, legal research and writing, marital property

Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure and mental health law

Areas of expertise: contracts, professional responsibility, remedies

Scott Rempell BA, University of Michigan JD, American University, Washington College of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: appellate advocacy, immigration, legal research and writing, privacy, trial advocacy

Jeffrey L. Rensberger BA, Wabash College JD, Indiana University at Bloomington Professor of Law and Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research Areas of expertise: civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts, property

Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes BBA, Baylor University JD, Baylor University School of Law Vinson & Elkins Research Professor and Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: federal and state civil procedure, constitutional law, federal courts, complex litigation, appellate procedure

Val D. Ricks BA, Brigham Young University JD, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School Professor of Law Areas of expertise: contracts, property, commercial law, jurisprudence, antitrust

Arnie Rochvarg BA, University of Pennsylvania JD, George Washington University Visiting Professor of Law Areas of expertise: administrative law, agency and partnership, commercial law, criminal law, international criminal law, professional responsibility

Gary S. Rosin BS, Texas A&M University JD, University of Texas School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: business organizations, commercial paper, corporate finance, securities regulation

Professor Matthew Festa is a highly regarded expert on the effects of land use law on cities and communities. He teaches and researches in property law, land use, and other areas. He is appointed as a Kinder Fellow at the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research, a leading multidisciplinary think tank on urban issues. He also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he is an adjunct professor at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

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Professor Mark E. Steiner, Ph.D. is a noted expert in American legal history, torts, consumer transactions, and Internet legal research. He was twice selected as a Fulbright Scholar and has taught law at the University of Latvia and the College of Law at National Taiwan University. For the second year in a row, he qualified for membership in the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, which recognizes Texas lawyers who exceed the state bar’s aspirational pro bono goal for the preceding year.

Njeri Mathis Rutledge BA, Spelman College JD, Harvard Law School Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, criminal law, criminal procedure, labor and employment law, civil litigation

Mark R. Siegel BS, University of Florida BA, University of Florida JD, Florida State University LLM, Emory University Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: federal income, estate and gift taxation, estate planning, wills, trusts and estates

Andrew T. Solomon BA, University of Michigan JD, Boston University School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, civil practice advocacy

Tobin A. Sparling BA, Dartmouth College MS, Columbia University MA, Columbia University JD, Columbia University School of Law Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, privacy law, sexual orientation law

Mark E. Steiner BA, University of Texas JD, University of Houston Law Center PhD, University of Houston Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: American legal history, torts, civil procedure, consumer transactions, internet legal research

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Dru Stevenson BA, Wheaton College JD, University of Connecticut School of Law LLM, Yale Law School Professor of Law and Baker Institute Scholar at the Rice University James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Areas of expertise: environmental law, law and economics, criminal law, administrative law

Cherie O. Taylor AB, Harvard UniversityRadcliffe College JD, University of Georgia LLM, Georgetown University Professor of Law

Areas of expertise: international trade law, international civil litigation, public international law, civil procedure

T. Gerald Treece BA, University of Houston JD, University of Houston Law Center Vice President, Associate Dean, Special Counsel to the President and Dean, Director of Advocacy and The W. James Kronzer, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Areas of expertise: civil rights, constitutional law, torts, trial and appellate advocacy

Michael E. Wheeler BA, Arkansas Tech University JD, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law Professor of Law

Kenneth A. Williams BA, University of San Francisco JD, University of Virginia School of Law Professor of Law Areas of expertise: criminal law, international criminal law, capital punishment

John J. Worley AB, University of Georgia JD, University of Georgia School of Law Professor of Law, Vice President, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Transactional Law Practice Certificate Program Areas of expertise: contracts, secured financing, payment law, bankruptcy, banking and philosophy

Kevin M. Yamamoto BS, University of California, Davis JD, University of San Diego Law School LLM, University of Florida College of Law Professor of Law Areas of expertise: all tax-related courses, estate planning, wills, trusts and estates, contracts, corporations, Uniform Commercial Code

Skills Institutes and Programs Debra Berman Director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution

Areas of expertise: criminal law, corporate and white collar crime, criminal procedure, gaming law, juvenile law

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Next Steps

You are ready to make the commitment and have decided to apply to law school. So what’s next? Here’s some advice from our president and dean, Donald J. Guter.

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Dear Future Law Student: You have made the decision to embark on an incredible journey. Attending law school is not a small decision, and we are delighted you are considering Houston College of Law for this pursuit. My advice to any student considering a specific law school is to visit the campus. Talk to administrators, students, and alumni. The environment should be one you find stimulating and welcoming. The school should demonstrate how students will leave well-educated, confident, and prepared to practice law. I know you will find these attributes while exploring our community. Make plans to visit us and take a tour to see if Houston College of Law is the right place for you. Your legal education, your exposure to committed colleagues, and your engagement with dedicated faculty will create a life-changing experience. We are here to ensure that our students graduate confident and well-prepared for a successful career in the practice of law. We believe the personal encounters and commitment from faculty will be your greatest and most memorable experience at Houston College of Law. These relationships will provide value beyond your years as a student. I look forward to meeting you and visiting about this exciting opportunity. Thank you for allowing us to share in your remarkable adventure. Sincerely,

Donald J. Guter, President and Dean

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Be part of tradition: Ring the bell

After completing their last final exam at Houston College of Law, students meet in the atrium to continue a long-standing tradition. Students gather around and take turns ringing the replica Liberty Bell in the front atrium, signifying the completion of their long journey toward earning a law degree. The bell-ringing tradition is also a special time of celebration for graduates’ friends and family, who join in the celebrations by bringing champagne, cake, and flowers, and filling the atrium with sounds of laughter and joy.

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Provide a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction.

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Tuition and fees among the lowest of 118 private law schools in the US. Consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy by US News & World Report. 17 on-site clinics enable students to provide nearly $1 million worth of pro bono service to Houston’s underserved community.

Nationally recognized faculty, who are leaders in their fields, providing relevant and practical contributions to the national and international legal community.

Winner of five first-place Best Brief Awards (more than any other law school) in the Scribes competition— the nation’s most prestigious legal writing competition.

Winner of the ABA national appellate advocacy competition 15 times—more than any other law school.

Founded in 1923, the biggest, oldest, and only private and independent law school in downtown Houston.

Winner of more than 120 national advocacy championships. No other law school has won half as many.

Named a BEST VALUE by National Jurist magazine for the past three consecutive years.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS

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