Why Texas A&M Law

Here’s why you should start your career as a lawyer at Texas A&M:

Reputation for Excellence and Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report recently ranked us 29th among law schools nationwide and 2nd in Texas.
  • We also ranked ​7th in Dispute Resolution; ​9th in Intellectual Property Law; 32nd in Legal Writing; and ​32nd in Environmental Law.
  • Princeton Review lists Texas A&M Law among its Best Law Schools 202​3 — ranking our faculty ​16th for teaching; ​16th for accessibility; ​13th for academic experience; and 27th for career support.
  • You can see the profile of our most recent entering class here.

Start Your Dream Career

Starting your first week at Texas A&M School of Law, the experienced lawyers in our Office of Career Services work to help you secure a job that will allow you to pursue your interests. We cultivate a personal relationship with each student and provide individualized career guidance. Our hands-on approach and global network of more than 500,000 Texas A&M former students and Aggie lawyers produces results:

Location and Quality of Life

Texas is the place to study law if you're interested in engaging the biggest challenges we're facing as a nation.
Legal Market:
  • Texas is one of the best markets for new lawyers in the country. Among the high-population states, Texas has one of the lowest ratios of lawyers per capita, making recent law grads more competitive in the job market.
  • Nearly half of the AMLaw 200 firms have at least one Texas office, and AMLaw 200 firms currently operate over 150 offices in the state.
Quality of Life:
  • You won’t find a better place to learn and live than the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Designated as one of America’s “Most Livable Communities,” Fort Worth prides itself on being a city of cowboys, culture, commerce, and community.
  • In Fort Worth, you’ll have the restaurants, shopping, sports, and night life of a major city with Dallas just a short train or car ride away.
National Reciprocity:
  • Texas is now offering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) which allows graduates to transfer scores to other jurisdictions. The UBE is currently offered in 38 states, making your law license easy to transfer between states.
  • In recent years, our students successfully took the bar exam in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Join a Diverse Community

Today’s lawyers work in diverse settings and must appreciate differing perspectives. We have faculty, staff, and students from all over the world, and they bring their varied experiences and views to the table.
  • 36% of the students in our 2022 entering J.D. class identify as minorities.
  • Our full-time faculty ranks 25th in the nation for racial and ethnic diversity.
  • We rank 26th in the nation and first among the highly ranked Texas law schools for percentage of students identifying as Hispanic.
  • PreLaw Magazine ranked us 12th nationally and 1st in Texas among “Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students” and 37th nationally, 2nd in Texas among “Best Law Schools for Black Students”.
  • 54.8% of our students are women.
  • Half of our full-time faculty are women.
  • Learn about our commitment to diversity.

Change the World Through Selfless Service

Whether they’re working in our law clinic to successfully petition the White House for a grant of clemency or they’re participating in our Washington, D.C. externship program, Aggie law students have a real-world impact. In our first-year Professionalism and Leadership Program, you’ll learn that selfless service is not only one of the six Aggie Core Values, it’s important to your professional identity. While you’re at the law school, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills as a lawyer while making a real difference in people’s lives as you participate in one of a dozen clinics or in our Global Law and Policy Program — where you can work with lawyers and government officials around the world to resolve contemporary problems.

Take Advantage of a Great Value

As a public institution, we strive to deliver a world-class legal education while keeping tuition low for Texas residents and non-residents alike.
  • All admitted applicants receive consideration for merit-based scholarships.
  • Additionally, non-resident scholarship recipients may be eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver – an exemption from paying the non-resident tuition – significantly reducing the cost of attendance.
  • Learn about our scholarships and tuition waivers.

Strength of the Aggie Network

Texas A&M University is proud to have produced over 500,000 former students who are famously loyal to the University and to one another. Our former students can be found all over the nation and across the globe. Explore the strength of the Aggie Network.