If anyone went to this can you let us know what it was like?
I went to the Admitted Student's Day on Saturday. To be honest, I had already pretty much taken Houston out of consideration. However, after Saturday, they are back in the mix. I really don't know what I am going to do.
The biggest drawbacks for Houston, in my opinion, is the building itself and the part of town that it is in.
However, it is certainly a good school. Saturday was the first day of their Spring Break and there were several students who had volunteered to be there to help tour us around. Dean Rapaport taught a mock class and spent some time selling Houston. I found her to be very straight forward and refreshingly honest. She made the comment that "if you come to Houston, you will have to be top 10-15% of your class to get a Big Law job with Baker- Botts, or Fulbright-Jaworski, etc." But, that 90% of UH graduates find legal jobs within 6 months and the average salary is $78K, which is a bit over the national average.
I was not overly impressed with the students, but they seemed very congenial and happy with their decision to attend Houston.
The alums that came to the luncheon were all very nice and seemed to be extremely happy in their jobs. Of course, they were employed in Houston.
Houston, itself, is a great city. The fourth largest city in the country, yet lower cost of living than many smaller cities (including Austin). The clinic offering at Houston is very enticing also, compared to schools like Baylor.