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In partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and with University Career Services at the University of Houston, Undergraduate Scholars at UH provides advising services to students considering pre-law training. Students may access services from either UScholars, Career Services, or through the CLASS Department of Political Science, depending on where the student is in the process of pre-law preparation.

Scroll down to learn more about how each of these areas contributes to Pre-Law advising at the University of Houston, or select from the information to your left to learn more about pursuing your interest in the Law through UH.


UScholars@UH Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center's professional advising staff is available to meet with students who are considering pre-law as a focus of their undergraduate education. AAC advisors can assist with such basic considerations as:

  1. choice of major
  2. planning extracurricular activities that will complement and develop skills necessary for successful law school applicants
  3. discussion of any academic concerns or weaknesses and referral to appropriate educational support services on campus
  4. review of course selection and recommended pre-law courses
  5. description of the overall process and stages in the process of applying to law school
  6. recommendations for further reading and research to help determine if pre-law is the right choice for you
  7. referral to other offices for assistance as appropriate

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Department of Political Science

The faculty pre-law advisor is Dr. Robert A. Carp, Professor of Political Science. Dr. Carp offers assistance to students who are at the stage of choosing specific law schools and completing the application process. These students generally are juniors or seniors and have taken the LSAT test. Some of the topics Dr. Carp will discuss with students are:

  1. Individual law schools - issues such as facilities, teaching methods, special programs, placement and bar passage rates, costs, class size, etc.
  2. Writing the personal statement and resume
  3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. General information about legal careers

Contact Dr. Carp in room 402 Hoffman Hall (PGH), or call for an appointment at (713) 743-4008.

See also: CLASS Political Science Department.

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University Career Services

The office of University Career Services offers professional career counseling that can be very helpful in refining your decision about whether to pursue a career in law. Skills and interest testing, computer databases, current employment information and employment outlook information are just a few of the services provided by UCS. You can contact them by visiting the first floor of the Student Service Center 1 building or by calling them at 713-743-5100. They also provide resume and interview skills assistance.


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