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Texas A&M University School of Law

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Official Guide to ABA-Approved JD Programs

The JD Program

Texas A&M University School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas—the 13th 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 J.D. degree. Students may pursue one of thirteen concentrations or create their own by selecting from various 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 Master of Jurisprudence degree with online and in-residence options. The J.D. degree program is in-residence and full-time only.  

Learn more about the JD program at Texas A&M University School of Law


At Texas A&M School of Law, students have the opportunity to engage in specific courses of study — similar to majors in college. Earning a concentration and taking the prescribed courses will offer you a valuable credential in the job market​ as an official acknowledgment of your expertise in a specific area of law.  Texas A&M Law offers thirteen concentrations to select from. 

Generally, each program requires that you achieve a minimum grade point average in at least 16 hours of related, qualifying courses.


The externship program provides course credit to students who desire meaningful work experience, refine the skills employers seek and deepen their understanding of the law. Students could work part-time or full-time over a semester term in various legal and law-related settings to gain practical experience under the supervision and mentorship of attorneys, judges, and public policy experts. Recent placements include law firms; state and federal courts such as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; corporations such as Texas Rangers Baseball Club and The Beck Group; government agencies, both federal and local, such as U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, and the City of Fort Worth City Attorney’s Office; non-profit organizations such as Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and Susan G. Komen; and legislative offices both federal and state, such as with Texas state representatives and Texas Senate committees.

Clinical Programs

Faculty-supervised legal clinics allow students to assist clients in resolving various 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. 

Advocacy Programs

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

Global Law Program

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 various countries. 

Residency Externship Program in Public Policy

The Texas A&M School of Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy lets students explore their potential, develop leadership skills, serve their community and country, and apply what they’ve learned in real-world settings in ​two of the country’s best ​cities, Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.  In addition to working full-time at their externship placements, students meet two nights a week with an adjunct expert to discuss and explore further the significant ethical, moral, and political issues lawyers in the public sector face every day.

Students will have the opportunity to meet leading policymakers and stakeholders in their resident city. They also will have access to the greatest network of all – the Aggie Network – that is strong in both cities.

Academic Support Program

The goal of Texas A&M Law is to ensure that each student achieves his or her full academic potential. The 1L Academic Support Program provides students with the skills they need to succeed in law school. First-year students benefit from weekly sessions led by teaching assistants and practice exams in all first-year doctrinal subjects. The Academic Support Program is also dedicated to helping students pass the bar exam on their first try. Students are assigned a mentor to help them as they prepare for the bar exam.  

Law Journals

Texas A&M University School of Law proudly hosts two student publications, the Texas A&M Law Review and the Texas A&M Journal of Property Law. Student editors publish both journals with faculty guidance.

Simulation Courses & Workshops

In addition to the Advocacy Program, simulation courses, and workshops at Texas A&M School of Law offer ​you the opportunity to develop foundational skills such as negotiation, mediation, trial skills, appellate advocacy, and drafting in a controlled environment, including national and international advocacy competitions, structured by experienced lawyers, judges, and other advocates.

Student Life

Introduction to 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 our annual orientation events for our first-year law students to participate in several festivities, welcoming them to the Law School. Throughout your time as a student, there are events, programming, and community-building opportunities presented to enhance the experiences and provide knowledge and skills that can lead to success toward personal and professional goals. 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.  

Equal Justice Program

The Equal Justice Program facilitates the 30-hour pro bono requirement for Texas A&M law students. We believe the Equal Justice Program will enrich your legal education experience. 

  • Practice lawyering skills in a real-world setting by representing clients through client interviewing, counseling and advocacy.
  • Make contacts with potential mentors, employers and others who can help plan and advance your careers.
  • Gain an appreciation for the importance of giving back to the community and improving access to legal services.

Student Organizations

Student organizations at Texas A&M School of Law offer you opportunities to develop personal and professional relationships, hone your leadership skills, and explore special interests related to your future legal career.

Aggie Ring & Law School Aggie Ring Day Ceremony

The Aggie Ring is the most visible symbol of the Aggie Network that connects Aggies around the world. As a Texas A&M Law student, you are part of this enduring tradition.

The Aggie Ring Program is administered by The Association of Former Students (AFS).

Texas A&M University School of Law hosts Law School Aggie Ring Day at the Fort Worth campus separate from the Aggie Ring Day in College Station. The Law School Assistant Director of External and Alumni Relations, Stephanie Thompson '93, assists Law students with Aggie Ring sizing. The Law School follows The ​Association of Former Students' Aggie Ring Program eligibility requirements and order deadlines.

Discover Fort Worth and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

Fort Worth offers unsurpassed quality of life, a legal community that welcomes and mentors young lawyers, and access to a broad range of employers in various practice settings including law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the legal departments of corporations.

Designated as one of America’s “Most Livable Communities,” Fort Worth prides itself on being a city of cowboys, culture, commerce, and community. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex offers welcoming neighborhoods, a low cost of living, and a strong economy. 

Texas A&M Law is proud to be a part of the vibrant and growing Downtown Fort Worth district with nearby attractions such as Sundance Square and the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Students have access to nightlife, restaurants, parks, and coffee houses in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods that are popular with young professionals such as the West 7th St District and the hip Near Southside district.

We encourage you to explore Fort Worth online through and view facts and statistics about Fort Worth at the link below.

Career Placement and Bar Passage

As soon as you enroll at Texas A&M School of Law, the experienced lawyers in our Career Services Office will make it their mission to help you find your dream job. They will get to know you and tailor their advice to your individual needs. Our hands-on approach and global network of more than 500,000 Texas A&M former students and Aggie lawyers produce results -- which is why our employment rate (94%) has been in the top 10 nationally for the past two years!

In 2021, our Texas Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) pass rate for first-time test takers was 93%, ranking us #2 among Texas law schools.

Learn more about career placement at Texas A&M University School of Law

Tuition and Aid

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Admission Decisions: Beyond the Numbers

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 May 31. However, Texas A&M Law cannot guarantee that seats in the class and merit scholarships will still be available at that point in the cycle. To maximize your chances of admission and merit scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply by our priority deadline of February 1.

We encourage all J.D. applicants to click the hyperlink below and watch our Applying to Law School 101 YouTube video where we discuss the application process, holistic review, and other important application topics in great detail.

Learn more about admission at Texas A&M University School of Law

Admitted Applicant Profile

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

3.61 to 4.00

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

159 to 167

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

3.61 to 4.00

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

159 to 167

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

3.61 to 4.00

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

159 to 167

Contact Information

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