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A Message from the Dean

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Texas A&M University School of Law is a wonderful place to begin your career as a lawyer. It is a law school where “opportunity awaits.” I appreciate this chance to tell you why I think you should consider attending this law school. 

Here our focus is on you, the student. Let me highlight at least four things that I think exemplify the student-centered focus of legal education at Texas A&M University School of Law.

First, we have created a curriculum specifically designed to provide you with an excellent legal education. You will gain the theoretical insight and practical skills to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in the legal profession. We are constantly developing new and innovative programs that will enhance your legal education and provide numerous experiential learning opportunities. In addition, at Texas A&M University School of Law you will have the advantage of our flexible scheduling so that you can choose between full-time or part-time course loads on a day or evening basis.

Second, we have a first class faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to excellence in teaching and whose rich and varied professional experiences will provide you with an excellent educational experience. Our faculty is highly accessible and genuinely cares about each individual student.

Third, we are very proud of our law building. It was designed with our students in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology in classrooms and computer labs, and wireless web access throughout the building. We are committed to incorporating technology to enhance your learning experience, as well as to prepare you to effectively use technology in the practice of law. In addition, our student-friendly building features roomy offices for student organizations, as well as a beautiful library facility that provides a comfortable environment for research, study and contemplation.

Finally, we are located in the heart of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex and the greater Fort Worth legal community. Here, you will have numerous opportunities to enhance and expand your career possibilities by networking with lawyers and judges from Fort Worth and Dallas, to gain practical work experience with some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, and to have enriched academic experiences by learning from vibrant and talented lawyers and judges who serve as adjunct faculty members.

As you make your decision about law school, I hope you will take time to learn more about Texas A&M. Please come by and visit us anytime. See for yourself what a great place Texas A&M University School of Law is.



Aric Short
Interim Dean and Professor of Law