Law School Admission

Overview

The primary goals of the admission process for the School of Law are:

  • to identify those students with the greatest probability of success in law school, considering proven predictors (standardized test scores, undergraduate grade point average, the applicant's undergraduate school and major) and giving appropriate weight to all other factors in the applicant’s file;
  • to identify students who exhibit a demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership, and other qualities valuable to the legal profession;
  • to identify students whose background, experience, and other qualities are likely to be of value in the classroom and in the School of Law; and
  • to provide a service to the state of Texas by educating its citizens from underrepresented regions of the state and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

The School of Law takes great care in reviewing each application holistically. The many factors the Admissions Committee takes into consideration include but are not limited to: academic rigor of undergraduate study; graduate study; demonstrated commitment to public service; work experience; leadership experience; extracurricular or community activities; disability; socioeconomic disadvantage and/or first-generation college-student status; identification as members of an underrepresented racial and ethnic group; personal experiences with discrimination; exceptional communication and writing ability; proficiency in languages other than English; honors and awards; service in the Armed Forces; publications; and any other personal characteristics or experiences that would contribute to the diversity and overall enrichment of the School of Law.


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