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Facts About University of Houston Law School

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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