TJISMYHERO wrote:We have similar numbers; would you be willing to share whether you got a scholarship? What do you think about the school and your experience overall?
I obtained a scholarship of $10k per year. No idea if that was just luck or what, but I know UH has upped their admission criteria a tiny bit in the past 3 years.
Overall I've enjoyed my time here. I like the study of law, even though I'm currently suffering from "senioritis". It's stressful the first year, and really busy the second year, but kind of relaxed now.
I'm very very very fortunate to have a full time job already upon graduation. The vast majority of students don't have anything locked in. It's easy to dismiss the negative publicity law school is getting right now, but it's very well justified. If you're going into substantial debt to get the degree you should spend a lot of time really considering if it's worth the risk of graduating with only the potential of a $35-$50k job.
TJISMYHERO wrote:Where do you live in Houston and what do your commutes look like on a daily basis? What has been your overall impression of the school, and more specifically, how has it changed since the day you put your deposit down on your seat?
I live on the southwest side near the Galleria. Commute is about 20 minutes there and back. The commute isn't so bad, but parking at UH has always been terrible. If you get there before 10:00 it's usually not bad, but parking between 10 and 3 is usually impossible.
How has it changed? They've reduced the class size some, slightly increased credentials, and increased the price about 30% - 40% for incoming students. They've built a new parking garage and graduate student lofts that includes a new book store. That about covers it I think. Not much has changed in terms of faculty or classes offered. At least not that I'm aware of.
All that said, UH is probably still one of the best law school bargains in Texas, if not the far surrounding area. I don't think many people regret choosing UH, but some probably regret choosing law school in general given the state of the legal market.