Facts About University of Houston Law School

Facts About University of Houston Law School

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Facts About University of Houston Law School

The University of Houston Law Center is a public legal education institution and a part of the larger educational framework of the University of Houston. University of Houston Law Center students can receive degrees either as Doctors of Jurisprudence (J.D.) or Masters of Laws (LL.M.) through courses at the school. The current University of Houston Law Center dean is Ray Nimmer. The school enjoys full accreditation from the American Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association and is also recognized by the honorary, nationally-based Order of the Coif.

The University of Houston Law Center has been available for the legal education of students since 1947, when it was initially known as Bates College of Law. At present, the University of Houston Law Center has 1103 students enrolled, taught by 130 professors of law. Close to 90% of University of Houston Law Center graduates can be expected to pass the bass examination. US News & World Report currently ranks the University of Houston Law Center at position #59 of the United States’ best law schools.

In 2001, the University of Houston Law Center campus was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Allison, which destroyed valuable records and archives. When Loyola University New Orleans College of Law was hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, University of Houston Law Center made accommodations for first-year Loyola law students. The University of Houston Law Center is also noted for offering multiple highly-ranked specialty programs, and publishes legal journals such as the Houston Law Review and Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy.

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