University of Texas School of Law
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton St. Austin, TX 78705
The University of Texas School of Law is located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1883, this public law program has an acceptance rate of 15.24%. 7,679 students applied for admission in fall of 2021, and 1,170 were accepted. 399 students chose to enroll in the program. The median LSAT score of students is 169 (ranging from 167 to 170) and the median GPA is 3.8. Prospective students may include either their LSAT score or their GRE score with their application. Interviews during the application process are by invitation only.
10% of law students at the University of Texas are first generation college students, 32% are of minority backgrounds, and 57% are women. 6% already hold another graduate degree. Students represent 180 undergraduate institutions and 33 states.
There is a plethora of joint degree options at this university, all of which can be completed in four years or less. These include a JD/Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, JD/Master of Business Administration, JD/Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, JD/Master of Science in Information Studies, JD/Master of Science in Social Work, and more.
The school offers 16 clinics which cover a wide range of legal areas. Students may also pursue internships with courts, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and legislative offices. The school believes that learning law firsthand is of incredible value. Pro bono work is also an integral part of the program. The school has a student/faculty ratio of 10 to 1, providing many personalized experiences for students.
Tuition at the University of Texas is $36,429 for the first year for in-state students. Subsequent years are $34,868. For out-of-state students, tuition for the first year is $54,096 followed by $51,774 for subsequent years. All students are automatically considered for scholarships if they submit a scholarship application. The school ranks number one in regard to salary to debt ratio.
Graduates can be found in 41 states, 7 countries, and 142 cities. The most common states for employment are Texas, New York, California, and Washington, D.C. 94.1% of students have found employment within ten months of their graduation.
Graduates from the University of Texas School of Law earn an average salary of $140,068. 97.29% pass the bar exam within two years of graduation.
71 students from the class of 2021 are now employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 147 are employed in large law firms (251 and more). 330 graduates are employed in a position where passing the bar is required and 16 are employed in a position where holding a JD is advantageous. 36 hold federal clerkships and 8 hold state, local, or territorial clerkships. 17 are employed in business or industry, 30 are employed in government, 30 are employed in public interest, and 1 is employed in academia.
There is a long list of student-led groups on campus including the Human Rights Law Society, Cybersecurity Society, Catholic Law Student Society, Board of Advocates, and more. Austin itself also has huge appeal for many students. There is sunshine year-round, beautiful rolling hills, a great live music scene, and a robust economy.
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Employed 10 months post graduation:
- • First Generation Students: 10
• International students: -
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• Minority students: 32%
• Women: 57%
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• Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.29%
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 71
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 147
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