University of Texas Law School

The University of Texas School of Law is an ABA-certified American law school located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The law school has been in existence since the founding of the University in 1883. It was one of only two schools at the University when it was founded, the other being the liberal arts school. The school offers both Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. The law school has the dubious distinction of having its racially-based admission policies struck down by courts on two separate occasions.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.utexas.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.utexas.edu
Location (Location) Austin, TX
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1883
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 15
Vault Top 25 : 15
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Median LSAT : 167
Median GPA : 3.73
Acceptance Rate : 22%


Texas Law School Admissions

Texas Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 22% of its applicants. Comparatively, Texas is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 4303 944 (21.94%) 265 (6.2%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.48 3.73 3.86
LSAT 162 167 169

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $33,162 $49,244
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $20,631
Living off-campus: $20,631
Living at home: $11,835

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 03/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/30
Application Fee : $70

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Texas Law School Community

Texas Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Texas is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 84
  • Part Time : 103

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 68
  • # Minority Faculty : 23

RATIO

11.4 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Texas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Texas Austin 1L section size is 45% larger than law schools in Texas and 51% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Texas Law School: 271
Texas Average: 148
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 716
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 364
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 243
  • Law Journals : 615
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 2.3%
  • Second Year : 2.8%
  • Third Year : 0.5%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Texas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Texas Austin class of 2015 had an employment rate of 91% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 96.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 55.0%
  • Business: 9.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Texas: 68%
  • California: 9%
  • New York: 7%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.2%
  • First Time Takers: 342
  • Average School: 88.5%
  • Average State: 76.3%
  • Pass Difference: 12.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Texas : 77.4%
  • Passed : 228 of 259 (88.0%)
  • State Average : 76.3%
  • Difference : 10.6%