Our Commitment to Diversity
As a major public institution of higher education, Texas A&M University has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to create and maintain a climate that affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views. We explicitly acknowledge that diversity, in its many dimensions, provides significant educational benefits to our students, the university, and society at large. This benefit can only be realized by strengthening and maintaining the presence of students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds within our learning community, with full acknowledgement that this diversity enhances academic excellence. Our commitment to diversity is manifested in our partnership with institutions such as DiscoverLaw and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO).
Training the 21st Century Lawyer
The rule of law serves as the foundation for our civil society. As such, the legal system affects virtually every aspect of our lives. On a very basic level, a lawyer serves as an advisor and advocate managing a client’s business and personal affairs seeking to prevent complications and unintended outcomes, facilitating desired transactions, and resolving conflicts and disputes should any arise.
The 21st century lawyer has to do more than just try cases in court. You’ll be called upon to provide sound advice in the interpretation of complex regulations ensuring compliance, negotiate agreements, draft contracts, mediate disputes, and craft settlements. At Texas A&M School of Law, we’ve got you covered. Our innovative J.D. program emphasizes the importance of real-world legal skills that will fully prepare you for all aspects of your career.
Paths to Success
As a practicing lawyer, you will serve a wide variety of clients in various capacities and in countless industries. At Texas A&M School of Law, you can keep your options open by pursuing a broad education, or you can choose one of three distinct paths we offer. Within each of these paths, you can even choose to concentrate on a particular area of practice like intellectual property, criminal law, estate planning, or business law.
Choose Your Path
A Commitment to Your Professional Development
As a newly-minted 1L, you will discover a law school community vested in the development of your professional identity. Our professional development programming is designed to assist you in:
- bridging the gap between the theory and practice of law;
- strengthening a core set of transferrable skills that will benefit you in your personal life and career;
- gaining greater awareness of the broad array of professional opportunities available to you through the power of networking.
The Professionalism and Leadership Program affords you the opportunity to engage with educators, legal experts, and business professionals through a series of interactive workshops, seminars, and lectures while exploring a variety of issues relevant to the modern day professional and global citizen.
Texas A&M: Investing in Your Future
Significant resources are being invested to enhance the value of your degree and to improve your experience while you’re here at the law school. We’ve already taken several steps and have many more exciting changes in the works.