Pre-Law

For admission to law school, a student needs a baccalaureate degree, a high grade point average and a good score on the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT). According to the Association of American Law Schools, skills appropriate to the legal profession that can be acquired in undergraduate education are these: comprehension and expression in words, critical understanding of human institutions and values with which the law deals, and creative power of thinking. Therefore, a broad education obtainable in a liberal arts program is excellent preparation for admission to law schools. Within the College, the pre-law program is administered by the Department of Political Science, and pre-law students should communicate regularly with Dr. Terri Davis, Department Chair, in planning an undergraduate curriculum and in eventually making application to law schools. One aspect of the application process is the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT), which law schools require to be taken prior to consideration for admission. To learn more about pursuing a career in law, review the following professional resources and links to law schools in Texas.

Law School Resources
Association of American Law Schools
www.aals.org/ 
Law School Admission Council
www.lsac.org/ 
Texas Bar Association
www.texasbar.com/

Law Schools in Texas
Baylor University School of Law - Waco, TX     
www.baylor.edu/law/ 
SMU Dedman School of Law - Dallas, TX
www.law.smu.edu/ 
South Texas College of Law - Houston, TX
www.stcl.edu/ 
St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX
https://law.stmarytx.edu
Texas A&M University School of Law - Fort Worth, TX
http://law.tamu.edu/
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Houston, TX
www.tsulaw.edu/
The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
www.utexas.edu/law/ 
University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX
www.law.uh.edu/