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The School of Law at Texas Tech University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Stephen Perez
Application deadline February 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in summer

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 46.5% - Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 46.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 152-158
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.25-3.66
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A
 

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.S. Personal Financial Planning
J.D./M.P.A. J.D./M.S. Biotechnology
J.D./M.S. Taxation J.D./M.S. C.S./H./S.S./E.
J.D./M.S. Agr. & Applied Economics J.D./Master of Engineering
J.D./M.S. Environmental Toxicology
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Clinical Programs: To represent clients in real cases through clinical courses. Summer Law Institute: Guanajuato, Mexico. Semester Abroad: University of Lyon, Lyon, France; Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain; La Trobe Univ., Australia. Ctr. for Military Law and Policy; Ctr. for Biodefense Law and Public Policy; Ctr. for Water Law and Policy. Please see: http://www.law.ttu.edu
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 97
Seminars 30
Positions available in seminars 590
Positions available in simulation courses 120
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 152
Student activities (as provided by the school)
The following are journals at the law school. The Texas Tech Law Review; Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal; The Texas Bank Lawyer; The Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal; and The Journal of Biosecurity,Biodefense and Biodefense Law.
For more information please see: http://www.law.ttu.edu

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 63
Is there typically a full-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year "small section" N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 460
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 109
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 152
Full-time students involved in field placements 115
Full-time students involved in law journals 156
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 61
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 73

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 17.3:1 - High
Full- and part-time faculty 42
Full-time minority faculty 18.8%
Part-time minority faculty 20.0%
Total faculty 57
Total faculty (men) 59.6%
Total faculty (women) 40.4%
Total faculty (minorities) 21.1%

Class Size

 

Law School Ranking

#101 Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.8
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.25-3.66
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 152-158
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155
Acceptance rate 46.5% - Medium
Student-faculty ratio 17.3:1 - High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3% - High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 87.2% - Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.5%
 

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 690

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 690

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 6.8%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.4%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.5%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 3.3%
Female students discontinuing law school 2.2%
 

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Martha Harrison
Financial aid phone (806) 742-3990
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $22,190 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $30,680 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $8,404
Books $1,198
Miscellaneous expenses $4,770
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? No
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 37.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 14.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 7.8%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.2%
Median grant amount $5,384
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $2,546–$12,731
Full-time students receiving grants 62.6%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $62,561
Proportion who borrowed 74.9%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No
 

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 72,148
Microform titles 14,330
Electronic titles 40,153
Other non-book titles 1,194
Total titles 127,825
Volumes (excluding microforms) 230,281
Volume equivalent microforms 116,156
Total volumes and volume equivalents 346,457
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library's online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 168
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 61
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 37
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 9
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 58
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 21
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 168
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 48
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 36
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 2
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 30

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school library
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 9
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 473
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 606
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 39
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 49,302
Total seats available for library users 540
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Texas Tech University Law Library is the largest legal information center in Western Texas and the region covering Eastern New Mexico and Southern Oklahoma. It serves and supports the educational, instructional and research needs of the School, the University and the public at large. The library is available to students 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Please see: http://www.law.ttu.edu
 

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 87.2% - Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 210
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.5%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.9%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $52,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $83,500
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 44%
Median public service starting salary $49,750

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 1.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 17.9%
Percent employed in government 19.4%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.1%
Percent employed in law firms 53.6%
Percent employed in public interest 2.6%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 84%
Graduates employed out-of-state 15.6%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 15
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 84.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.1%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 6.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Services Center provides a forum for interviewing with prospective Texas employers. Law firms seek second year students for summer clerkships that can lead to offers for associate positions. Besides On-Campus Interviewing, other programs include Texas-In-Washington, Sunbelt Minority, Public Interest and Texas Young Lawyers Association. Please see: http://www.law.ttu.edu

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.1%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 10.5%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 5.3%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.9%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
 


 
 

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