Texas A&M School of Law requires that an applicant for admission receive a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. An applicant’s prior academic record and performance on the LSAT are important criteria in evaluating his or her aptitude for legal study as well as potential for success on the bar examination and in other professional endeavors. Evidence of achievement in various undertakings such as graduate study, employment, extracurricular activities and community service will be taken into consideration also.
Texas A&M School of Law values diversity of persons and diversity of views and will consider factors such as ethnic heritage, socioeconomic background, status as a first generation college graduate, geographic residency, multilingualism, exposure to diverse cultural experiences, and any other consideration deemed necessary to accomplish its stated mission in the evaluation process.
Because of the high ethical standards to which lawyers are held, Texas A&M School of Law reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant who, in the judgement of the admissions committee, appears to be unfit in character to engage in the study or practice of law.
What are we looking for in an applicant to Texas A&M School of Law. . . students whose applications as a whole show us they embody the six Core Values of Texas A&M University, and help our mission to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.
Do you have what it takes? We’re looking for law students that will be lifelong learners, intellectually curious, and dedicated to the (ever changing) practice of law. Factors like your LSAT score and your cumulative undergraduate GPA can provide us a snapshot of the progression of your skills, and help us ascertain if you have the aptitude to successfully complete the program of study, pass a bar examination, and the dedication to continually improve your skills as a practitioner.
What do your actions say about you? Your application will reflect your past conduct, and integrity is at the heart of lawyer professionalism. To err is human, and a past mistake does not have to define us. The willingness to take ownership of our mistakes, employ the lessons learned, and avoid future transgressions demonstrates the integrity expected of an Aggie and the legal profession.
How have you gone above and beyond? Have you assisted others in their personal and professional development? Your résumé and personal statement should highlight your work experience, extracurricular activities, and ability to face challenges.
What’s your passion? Commitment to a cause or an organization provides opportunities for collaboration and innovation. We’re looking for students with a history of contributing to the greater good of their school and community.
Do you play well with others? What do your professional and academic recommenders say about your abilities? Your letters of recommendation and evaluations show us how you have begun to develop your professional identity and the kinds of relationships you have built in the past.
How do you give back? Lawyers have great responsibility to serve their clients, society, and the law. How have you used your academic, personal, and professional experience to shape your world? Highlight the ways you have been of service to others, and how you plan to use your law degree to serve in the future.
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