Program Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from Texas A&M University School of Law with a J.D. degree will demonstrate a broad range of professional competencies by development of their (1) Ethical and Professional Identity, (2) Legal Knowledge, (3) Judgment and Problem Solving Skills, (4) Communication and Practice Skills, and (5) Service.

Ethical and Professional Identity

Students will be able to recognize and resolve moral, ethical, and professional dilemmas that lawyers regularly encounter and to understand the essential values, habits, and responsibilities of lawyers as representatives of clients, officers of the court, and members of society at large.

Legal Knowledge

Students will demonstrate knowledge in core areas of substantive law, procedure, and legal theory and will be aware of the role of law in the United States and global community.

Judgment and Problem-Solving Skills

Students will be able to conduct basic legal research; to apply legal doctrine, statutes, and rules; and to use critical thinking, reasoning, and analytical skills to advise clients, solve legal problems, or construct legal arguments.

Communication and Practice Skills

Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills and develop the practice skills necessary for careers involving litigation, transactional law, or regulatory law.


Students will understand the importance of community involvement, pro bono service, and access to justice.