Overview

Applicants
1,177
Acceptance Rate
54%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.39
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
182

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
151 - 156

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
57

36.8
Female
12.3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Students dole out praises for Texas Tech’s rigorous and practical JD program, which really “teaches you what you need to know to be a good lawyer.” From day one, real-world principles are incorporated into the learning experience, and throughout the program “the instruction [features] a good balance of the Socratic Method with practical advice.” During the 1L curriculum, “emphasis is put on legal writing and research so that we are able to go straight into practice during the summer of our first year.” 1Ls have a “year-long legal practice requirement,” which “gives you a fantastic foundation before you step your foot in the real world.” In addition to curricular offerings, the school offers an incredible breadth of “opportunities to gain practical experience through procedure classes, barrister competitions, clinics, and national competitions.”
While the JD curriculum is “rigorous and demanding,” it would be very difficult to slip through the cracks at Texas Tech. When they start the program, students are grouped into sections that serve as a support network during 1L, and “all of the first-year classes have upper-level students as tutors to supplement your classroom hours.” The teaching staff is also committed to student success, and maintains consistent office hours so that students “can stop by and talk to professors at any time.” A totally user-friendly experience, “the resources provided by the school are top-notch and they’ve designed everything to revolve around the student and their schedule.” To top it all off, the construction of the Lanier Professional Development Center building, added 34,000 square feet to the law school building. The school is already equipped with a first-rate library, and “the library staff is amazing and always available.”
When it’s time to start looking for a job or clerkship, Texas Tech maintains “a great reputation in the Texas legal markets as producing hard-working, effective lawyers.” Students choose Tech precisely for this reputation and are proud of the results. One new initiative, the Regional Externship Program, places students in other metro areas in Texas where they work 30-35 hours per week and earn a full semester of credit. A third-year student asserts, “I’ve been told on several occasions that a firm would rather pick up a Tech Law graduate who knows what to do when he steps foot in the office than some Ivy League grad who knows more about theory and less about how to get the job done.” While career placement is highly successful in Texas, many students feel that the school could improve its national reputation and help “out-of-state students find jobs in their home states.” In general, students would like their top school to take a more leading role in the national legal community, urging the administration to “spend more money to attract more nationally known . . . guest speakers and employers.” One step in this direction is the Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession’s lecture series, which has brought in national speakers such as the GC of Kia Motors.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
84%
Median Starting Salary
$60,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
82%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
62%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
75

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
A majority of graduates choose law firm positions, often focused on smaller to mid-sized firms. Additionally, almost a quarter of graduates begin careers in government, judicial and public interest roles.

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Mary Alice McLarty
Litigator in Dallas, Texas; Pres. Amer. Assn. for Justice

Brian Quinn
Chief Justice, 7th Court of Appeals for Texas

Philip Johnson
Texas Supreme Court Justice

Mark Lanier
Litigator in Houston, Texas

Rob Junell
Federal Judge

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Apr 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$18,447
Out-Of-State Tuition
$29,247
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$9,760
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$9,760
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,200
Fees
$4,391

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
561
Parent Institution Enrollement
35,893

Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
0%
% International
2%

Demographics

25.50%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The surprisingly friendly and open atmosphere at Texas Tech is all due to students who aren’t afraid to “help one another, encourage one another, and be kind to one another.” No need for first-year jitters. You’ll quickly feel at home at Texas Tech, thanks to a “tremendous student-run mentoring program for incoming students.” Within the law school, there are a number of students clubs and organizations—plus many more in the larger university—and if you’re married, there are “resources and social networking opportunities for students with spouses and their families.” Conservative politics predominate, but students reassure us that “you can survive as a liberal.” In fact, “the Tech democrats are more active than the republicans,” and everyone listens to and respects different opinions.
If you’ve never been to West Texas, a student dryly describes it for us as “a vast, treeless, invariably flat expanse of dirt. They even have tumbleweeds here—like out of a John Wayne movie or Looney Tunes.” Although it sounds a bit inhospitable, students say the advantage to Lubbock’s small city environment and arid landscape is that there are fewer distractions, which makes it easier to focus on your homework. More importantly, “Lubbock is a great environment for law students to partner with local lawyers and learn the ropes.” “The Lubbock legal community is extremely strong and polite, and the relationship is emphasized over the case,” one student says. “Lubbock is not the most exciting town on the universe” in terms of nightlife; however, the law school’s friendly students “have managed to carve out a pretty decent social life. The bars here are okay, but the law students will sponsor various events and they are typically very fun.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Donna Williams
Admissions Counselor

Address
1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409

Phone
806-834-5024

Email
admissions.law@ttu.edu