Texas Accredited Law Schools

1. Baylor University School of Law

Baylor University School of Law is a private, ABA-approved law school.  It is a member of the AALS.  Baylor law school is the oldest law school in Texas.  It is located on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  It equips students upon graduation to practice law effectively and ethically.  Students are trained and mentored in all facets of law.  The focused training includes theoretical analysis, practical application, legal writing, advocacy, professional responsibility, and negotiation and counseling skills.

Baylor University School of Law

2. University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston (UH) Law Center is located at the University of Houston.  The state-assisted UH Law Center is noted for its progressive and innovative approach to the teaching of law.  The College of Law is fully accredited by the ABA and the AALS.  The Law Center confers a Juris Doctor (JD) degree as a first degree in law and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree beyond the JD degree.

University of Houston Law Center

3. St. Mary’s University School of Law

St. Mary’s University School of Law was founded in 1927.  St. Mary’s is located in the city of San Antonio.  The school imparts to its students the knowledge and attributes of mind and character essential to public service.  St. Mary’s preserves a tradition of excellence in legal education with development of new programs and methodologies.  It offers a part-time evening program in addition to its traditional full-time day program.

St. Mary’s University School of Law

4. SMU Dedman School of Law

SMU Dedman offers a broad range of specialized courses in the areas of antitrust, bankruptcy, commercial, corporate and securities, employment, environmental, health care, financial institutions, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  The curriculum has extensive offerings focusing on administrative, constitutional, criminal, civil rights, and international public law.  The clinical and externship programs provide students with many opportunities to apply classroom instruction to practical law.  The college emphasizes the vital skill of legal writing through a six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership.

SMU Dedman School of Law

5. South Texas College of Law

South Texas College of Law is a private, nonprofit, independent law school.  It was founded in 1923.  South Texas is the oldest law school in Houston.  It is accredited by the ABA.  It is a member of the AALS.  The college offers full- and part-time programs leading to the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.

South Texas College of Law

6. The University of Texas School of Law

The School of Law is located at the University of Texas at Austin.  It is recognized for its distinguished faculty and rich academic program.  The law school has been a member of the AALS since 1907.  It was approved by the ABA in 1923.  The school is fully accredited.

The University of Texas School of Law

7. Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Thurgood Marshall School of Law ranks in the top five in the nation in the number of African American law graduates each year.  It also ranks in the top twenty-five in the number of Mexican American graduates. Students may enroll in any of several dual degree programs established by the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  The law school’s graduates have served in Congress, the state legislature, and judiciary in Texas and beyond.  The law school expanded its mission beyond the African American community of Texas.

Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law

8. Texas Tech University School of Law

The school is located on the main campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  It is fully accredited with the Supreme Court of Texas and the ABA.  It is a member of the AALS.  The graduates are eligible to take the bar examination in any state in the nation.  The faculty upholds an open-door policy.

Texas Tech University School of Law

9. Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law was established in 1989.  The law school became part of Texas Wesleyan University in 1992.  It provides excellence in legal education through outstanding teaching and scholarship, development of innovative academic programs, and promoting the highest ethical standards in the practice of law.  The law school is fully approved by the ABA.  It offers both full-time and part-time programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree.

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law


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