Law Center Goal



The future has never been brighter for the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Through the support of our alumni community, we have achieved our Phase 1 goal of raising over $10 million for a new facility by January of 2019.

On August 22, 2019 the University of Houston System Board of Regents approved $78 million in funding for, and the construction of, a new Law Center facility. The $78 million is derived from philanthropy and early support of law alumni and friends, a direct state appropriation from the Texas legislature, and funding from the University of Houston system. This vote represents a major milestone in the history of the Law Center and the decades-long pursuit of a new building to match the academic excellence of the Law Center. This Board vote now moves us to Phase 3 of our building campaign to raise the remaining $12 million necessary to reach our goal of $90 million to construct the proposed state-of-the-art new building.

  • Progress to Goal
  • To be raised

Project Goal: $90 Million
Raised to Date: $78 Million

Phase 1 – $10 Million
Phase 2 – $68 Million
Phase 3 – $12 million

Join the Campaign and Leave Your Mark

This new building will be transformational for the future of the Law Center and you can be a part of it!

Make a gift of $2,500 ($500 a year for five years) and your generosity will be immortalized with a permanent nameplate on a locker OR a classroom chair (limited number available). Give back to your alma mater by honoring a loved one, celebrating a recent graduate, memorializing a favorite professor, or commemorating your time at the UHLC.

Fundraising for building construction ends November 1, 2019, so don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the law school’s history AND its future.

Please make a tax deductible gift by giving online at by contacting Rachel Wardzinski, Associate Director of Development at the UH Law Center, at 713-743-4546 or to learn about how to make a pledge over 5 years.

Top 10

U.S. News & World Report Ranked UHLC Top 10 for Intellectual Property, Health Law and its Part-time Program

No. 1

Recognized as “Most Diverse” Law School by preLaw and The National Jurist magazines

Top 3%

The UHLC’s Houston Law Review is ranked near the top of more than 1,600 law journals

Top 10

2017 LL.M. Guide: Top 10 In the World LL.M. Programs for Energy Law and Health Law


Ranked 4th highest in the nation for average salary relative to average student debt by graduation by Social Finance Inc.

Why Houston?

UHLC is a dynamic, top-tier law school located in the nation’s soon-to-be third largest city. In fact, Forbes magazine has dubbed Houston “America’s next great global city.” UHLC is a powerful hub of intellectual activity with more than 11 centers and institutes which fuel its education mission and national reputation. One in four attorneys in the city of Houston graduated from UHLC.

Why the UH Law Center?

UHLC has one of the oldest non-adapted legal education facilities in the nation. We must invest in our facility to ensure that UHLC remains competitive, particularly in our areas of expertise and distinction – Health Law, Intellectual Property, and our Part-time program. The current building is not ADA compliant, which makes it difficult for community members to utilize clinics and other public programs within. Technology upgrades will expand our reach into the international and distance learning sector, capitalizing on our highly ranked part-time program and large LLM program.

For more information, contact:

Magda Herrera
Senior Director of Advancement
Phone: 713-743-3719