The Center for Law & Human Behavior







Faculty interested in pursuing funded research will find the expertise and support they need to help them refine their ideas and craft competitive proposals. The CLHB will review proposals, assist with preparing project budgets, and facilitate faculty submission of proposals through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.

Faculty Expertise

The CLHB served as host for the Faculty Expertise Encounter during which the latest call for proposals from the Department of Homeland Security was discussed. Faculty from across the university were invited to share their ideas as to what components of the request for proposals could be responded to by UTEP.


NSF Grant ResearchNSF grant research team works on their survey protocol in the CLHB conference room.


The CLHB also works with the Graduate School and stakeholder academic departments to support graduate student research, and it will partner with COURI to increase undergraduate student involvement in social science research. In sum, the CLHB will help catalyze the efforts of social and behavioral science faculty and students in pursuit of UTEP’s goal of becoming a Tier 1 research university.

Students WorkshopUTEP graduate students learn about Mplus at a workshop conducted under the auspices of the CLHB. One of the goals of the CLHB is to expand knowledge, particularly for students who may be contemplating or training for careers working at the frontiers at the interface between law and the social and behavioral sciences. A mechanism by which we do that is to provide advanced instruction on sophisticated software (such as Mplus) that will be useful to them in statistically analyzing data.