Jacob Morales Caroline Cochonour Ally Lizano


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The State

Texas is the place to study law if you're interested in engaging the biggest challenges we're facing as a nation. Given our size and central position in the country, our urban ​and rural character, our place as a border state, and our fast growth, there is no problem that can't be solved by the country, if we can solve it in Texas.

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

Choosing a law school means you’re choosing a home for the next few years. You won’t find a better place to learn and live than the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ​One of America’s “Most Livable Communities,” Fort Worth prides itself on being a city of cowboys, culture, commerce, and community. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex offers welcoming neighborhoods, a low cost of living (14% below the national average), and a strong economy.


​Across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, you’ll have access to all the museums, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and professional sports teams you would expect in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation. From the world-famous Stockyards to the world-class Bass Performance Hall, and from the hip music scene that make it “Funky Town” to museums that hosted two of the top ten art exhibits in the United States in 2019 (according to the Wall Street Journal), there’s nothing you can’t find in Fort Worth.

Where the Jobs Are

Texas’ success is built in part on its high-quality infrastructure. For example, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the second-largest and fourth-busiest airport in the U.S. Every major city in the continental U.S. can be accessed within four hours flying time from the airport, giving Texas a major competitive advantage in business. Nearby Alliance Airport serves as a key freight transport center. Texas is also a major rail center. Fort Worth’s Tower 55 coordinates more than 100 freight and passenger trains a day through the city.

Texas’s success is also driven by its major research universities, such as Texas A&M. In 2017, research conducted at the university represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million, ranking Texas A&M in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey.

1) The Texas Economy

The Texas economy is one of the largest in the United States. If Texas were an independent country, its economy would be the 15th largest in the world. Fifty-four Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. are in Texas, the third-highest amount of any state in the country. In addition, jobs in Texas are growing faster than in the rest of the nation. And it is not just oil and gas. According to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data, Texas added more jobs than any other state in 2014 and led the nation in job growth for five consecutive years.

2) Key Texas Industries


Texas is home to government research centers, private firms, and airlines.
  • NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
  • National Space and Biomedical Research Institute
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Lockheed Martin
  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines

Computer Technology

Texas is one of the major U.S. centers for computer hardware and software development. Dell and Texas Instruments are both major Texas employers.

Defense and Defense Contracting

Texas is home to two of the U.S. Army’s largest facilities, Fort Hood and Fort Bliss. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth is home to a variety of Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and Texas Air National Guard units. Texas is a major center for defense contractors like Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin, which create many jobs.

Energy Industry

Texas is a global leader in the energy industry. A number of major oil companies have headquarters in Texas. It’s not just oil: Texas is also a leader in alternative energy sources and produces the most wind power of any state.


Texas is a center for healthcare research (including at Texas A&M’s Health Science Center) and healthcare services.

3) Texas Economy Links 

4) Texas and Fort Worth/Dallas Legal Communities

Fort Worth and Dallas, and all of Texas, are terrific places to start your legal career. Not only is the State Bar of Texas the third-largest state bar in the United States, but Texas lawyers have all kinds of careers, in all types of practice areas. 

The Fort Worth/Dallas metro area is home to over 20,000 attorneys, giving you access to leading lawyers in all areas of the law, including law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations and the legal departments of corporations. And being a Texas lawyer is a good career choice financially. From 2011 to 2013, median income increased for attorneys in Texas and the Fort Worth-Dallas area. 

Learn more about the Texas and Fort Worth/Dallas legal community.

Making the right choice to come to Texas A&M:


Caroline Cochonour ’21 – Casey, Illinois

Caroline Cochonour

open quote iconBeing an out of state student, I knew getting an Aggie Ring was a big deal, but it wasn’t until I put mine on that I realized just how much it meant to me! The past two years, while incredibly rewarding, have also been the most challenging of my life thus far. My Aggie Ring represents the hard work, resilience, and my love for all that Texas A&M Law School has given me during my time here.close quote icon


Alexandra Lizano ’20 – Sacramento, California

Alexandra Lizano

open quote iconLooking back, leaving California was the best decision I could have made to eventually get back home. Texas A&M Law School, as an entity, is a national force to be reckoned with. The incredible growth of the law school in recent years has attracted the most intelligent and diverse professors and peers. Even though I went to law school in Texas, I received a nationally significant education. It is this foundation from Texas A&M that will continue to benefit me back home in California.close quote icon