Located in Austin, UT’s Law School, popularly called Texas Law, was founded in 1883. The law school is known for its programs in international law and environmental law. Texas Law has over 1,000 enrolled students. It offers nine dual degree programs associated with graduate programs in science and international studies. The courses can be categorized into the areas of business, environmental, civil, criminal, international, and property law. There are about thirty four student organizations within the law school and it has twelve law journals, such as the Texas Law Review and American Journal of Criminal Law.
Texas Law is committed to academic research and scholarship. UT Law has two working groups, known as Law and Economic Working Paper Series and Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series. Students can become involved in UT Law’s institutes and centers. This law school has both international internships and study abroad programs. Students can study law for a semester in Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. There are also full year programs in England and Scotland. Students have access to the Tarlton Law Library and its various collections, including the Gavel Awards Archive and rare law books.
The UT Law offers seventeen clinics and it has a pro bono program. There are internships offered in the areas of nonprofit, government, legislative, prosecution, and more. There are two scholarship programs, which are the UT Emerging Scholars Program and the Visiting Scholars Program, and students are able to participate in law research during these programs. Students, who are in their first-year, can join various societies. High achieving students can join the Chancellors, which is a society that was established in 1912. After graduation, most UT Law alumni work within the public sector rather than the private sector. Students are able to interact with alumni and potential employers through the career office.
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 232-1200
Early decision: Submit application by November 1.
Regular decision: March 1 is the final deadline. Decisions are sent on a rolling basis. Take the LSAT no later than February.
Texas Law students must start in the fall.
Number of 2016 applicants: 4,303
Number of 2016 matriculants: 265
LSAT (median): 167
GPA (median): 3.73
LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 162 to 169
GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.48 to 3.86
In-state tuition (2016-2017): $33,162
Out-of-state tuition (2016-2017): $49,244
Room, board and other: $20,631
Estimated in-state cost of attendance: $53,793
Estimated out-of-state cost of attendance: $69,875
Students who receive grants: 86.9%
Median grant amount: $11,500
FASFA required for all applicants for financial aid.
Priority deadline: March 15
Texas Law does not offer conditional scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 12.15%
Transfers out: 6
Net transfers: 31