Texas A&M University School of Law

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Introduction

Texas A&M University School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas—the 16th largest city in the United States—amidst the legal, judicial, and business hub of one of the fastest growing economies in the nation. As home to one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters, Fort Worth and Dallas provide an incredible opportunity for successful mentors and professional advancement. Texas A&M, with its vast network of former students, is an exceptional place to study law and form invaluable, lifelong relationships.

Program of Study

Texas A&M Law requires a minimum of 90 credit hours to confer the JD degree. Students may choose between a full-time or part-time day program of study. Students may opt to pursue one of several concentrations or create their own by selecting from a broad array of elective courses. A minimum of 30 hours of pro bono legal service must be completed.

Texas A&M Law also offers the LLM degree and the Masters of Jurisprudence degree.

Admission

Texas A&M Law accepts applications on a rolling basis. For applicants whose application files are complete by our priority deadline, February 1, the Admissions Committee will make every effort to provide a decision and tuition waiver information before the first traditional law school seat deposit deadline, April 1.

The final application deadline is July 1. However, Texas A&M Law can make no guarantees that seats and financial assistance will still be available at that point in the cycle. To maximize your chances of admission and consideration for tuition waivers, we encourage you to apply by our priority deadline.

Academic Support

The goal of Texas A&M Law is to ensure that each student achieves his or her full academic potential. To that end, the Academic Support Program administers a pre-orientation diagnostic examination designed to assess study habits and critical thinking skills. Based on the result, staff can formulate customized study plans and track each student’s progress.

Students will benefit from the weekly review sessions conducted by teaching assistants as well as regularly scheduled practice examinations.

Experiential Opportunities

While the first year of law school is designed to teach students “how to think like a lawyer,” the subsequent years of study are dedicated to the application of what is being learned. The second year affords students the opportunity to form a concentration in particular areas of interest, and the third year allows students to put their knowledge and skills to use in representing both real and simulated clients. Through a series of skills-based courses, the advocacy program, externship opportunities, and the clinical programs, Texas A&M Law students gain meaningful experiences that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of professional achievement.

Whether competing in intraschool competitions or participating in one of over 30 advocacy teams fielded annually, students have ample opportunity to hone their skills in appellate advocacy (moot court), trial advocacy (mock trial), and dispute resolution (mediation, negotiation, and arbitration).

The externship program provides course credit to students with a desire to obtain meaningful work experience and refine the skills most sought by employers, in the legal and business realms. Recent placements include law firms, XTO Energy Inc., the Supreme Court of Texas, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.

Faculty-supervised legal clinics allow students the opportunity to assist clients in resolving a variety of issues. Student advocates are called upon to litigate a matter before a judge and jury, conduct a hearing before an administrative board or panel, draft a series of documents in a transactional matter, or facilitate the settlement of a dispute through mediation or arbitration.

The Global Law Program offers students incredible opportunities to explore global lawyering with field-study courses to Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Ghana, Jersey, Israel, and Scotland. Students delve into legal issues that affect people around the world such as building the rule of law, access to justice, land use, resource management, dispute resolution, and financial regulation. Students may also work on global rule of law development projects for clients in a variety of countries.

Professional Development

From the moment a newly minted 1L sets foot in the School of Law, a team of administrators, faculty, staff, current students, former students, and community supporters are vested in the development of the individual’s professional identity. Texas A&M Law takes seriously its commitment to create leaders for tomorrow’s global legal profession. To this end we have developed interactive workshops and seminars for our students that focus on core leadership competencies for lawyers. These include diversity, inclusion, recognizing implicit bias, resilience, accountability, leading others, and leading change, to name just a few.

Renowned specialists and law firm managing partners introduce program participants to the art and science of the structured interview process. Students learn how to engage an audience while studying techniques of effective public speaking as taught by faculty, doctoral students, and trained actors of a local university theater department. Continuing Legation Education programs and school-sponsored symposia introduce students to a variety of legal practice areas, deepen their understanding of specific subject matter, and facilitate their development of real-world skills important in a successful legal practice.

Texas A&M Law offers students a holistic legal education like no other law school. Upon graduation our students are prepared to be both outstanding attorneys and leaders in an increasingly diverse marketplace.

Student Life

The relationships formed in law school are invaluable and will last a lifetime. With a student body of fewer than 500 and a student-faculty ratio of 5.6:1, Texas A&M Law students enjoy an environment where interaction with their peers, law school personnel, and the community is not only encouraged but expected. We begin each academic year with a school-wide community service project followed by the Dean’s Roundup, a back-to-school barbecue held at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The Student Organization Fair serves as an invitation to join any of the two-dozen-plus social, political, service, honorary, and academic organizations. The conclusion of one’s formal legal education is marked by the Aggie Law Ring Day and commencement ceremonies. The Aggie Ring cements a law student’s place in the Aggie Network and serves as a common link for former students around the world.

Admitted Applicant Profile

25-75% UGPA Range at Texas A&M:

3.35 to 3.87

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Texas A&M:

155 to 161

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Texas A&M:

3.35 to 3.87

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Texas A&M:

155 to 161

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Texas A&M:

3.35 to 3.87

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Texas A&M:

155 to 161

120
135
150
165
180

Contact Information

1515 Commerce Street, Office of Admissions,
Fort Worth, TX 76102,
United States