About UT Law

Texas lawThe University of Texas School of Law, or UT Law, is popular, in part, because of the young and diverse population in Austin. There are many opportunities to explore the city and the country when students are in need of a break from studying. Students also appreciate that the school has often been ranked high for return on investment. The class sizes remain relatively small.

New students at University of Texas School of Law are placed into one of eight campus societies. These groups help organize all first-year orientation activities and social functions. UT law Students are also separated into small groups of about 20 individuals that share class schedules. First-year students are required to take courses such as a legal writing class. During their second and third years, they must take legal ethics, a writing seminar and advanced constitutional law. There are plenty of courses to choose from though, with more than 250 classes available to students in the traditional J.D. program. Two of the most popular areas for study are Environmental Law and International Law.

university of texas school of lawUT Law students can participate in one of 15 clinics in order to receive real-life training. They can take part in a wide variety of topics such as the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic or the Criminal Defense Clinic. Many students also choose to work in the popular Supreme Court Clinic. Students can choose to be involved in internships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, court systems or law firms. Outside of the classroom, there are also many opportunities for students to add to their law school experience. Students can choose from more than 40 organizations on campus to join. Because more than 95% of University of Texas School of Law students live off campus, these social groups help students remain connected. Additionally, many students write or edit one of the 13 law journals including “Texas Law Review” and “Texas International Law Journal.” Individuals who want to gain a quality education without taking on soaring debts should see if UT Law fits their needs.


Acceptance Rates

Median Student Scores

Texas Law median GPA and LSAT

LSAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Texas Law LSAT range

GPA Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Texas Law GPA range

Admissions Information

2019 acceptance rate: 17.53%

Number of 2019 applicants: 5,803

Number of 2019 matriculants: 280

LSAT (median): 168

GPA (median): 3.72

LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 165 to 169

GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.48 to 3.89

Application Deadlines

Early decision: November 1. Successful applicants can expect an offer by December 31. Nonresidents admitted in the ED round receive resident tuition plus a $1,000 stipend for each of the three years of their JD education. Texas residents admitted receive a $10,000 stipend for each of their three years.

Regular decision: March 1 is the final deadline. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Take the LSAT no later than February.

University of Texas School of Law students are required to start in the fall.

Financial Aid

Total Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Median Grants for Students

Additional Information

In-state tuition (2019-2020): $36,429

Out-of-state tuition (2019-2020): $54,096

Room, board and other (2019-2020): $22,026

Estimated in-state cost of attendance (2019-2020): $58,455

Estimated out-of-state cost of attendance (2019-2020): $76,812

Students who receive grants: 86%

Median grant amount: $13,000

conditional law school scholarships Conditional Scholarships

UT Law does not award law school scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing.

Score Card

Employment Statistics

Career Placement Results

Transfers Out

Average Bar Passage Differential

Additional Information

Employment Statistics
Employed full-time, long-term, bar passage required: 84.9%
Employed full-time, long-term, JD advantage: 5.4%

Career Placement Results
BigLaw: 35.1%
Federal Clerkships: 9.7%

Net Transfers: +4
Transfers Out: 4

Average Bar Passage Differential (first time takers): 17.62%

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University of Texas School of Law

This page was last updated in December 2019.