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Law Schools

St Mary's School of Law

At St. Mary's University, they combine their tradition of excellence in legal education with new programs and methodologies that prepare their students for the practice of law in a changing world. St. Mary's teaches its students the practical skills that enable them to become professional leaders and effective advocates of legal and social justice.

University of Texas School of Law

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,400 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM).

Texas Tech School of Law

The mission of the Texas Tech University School of Law is to educate and train individuals for the ethical practice of law in the 21st Century; to engage in productive, effective scholarship, both within our academic community and within the larger academic community throughout our state and nation; and to render public service.

University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center combines excellence, diversity and a great location in Houston, the 4th largest U.S. city and home to one of the world's largest legal markets. I invite you to learn more about their school and its advantages.

South Texas College of Law/Houston

One of the largest, private law schools in the country, South Texas is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Texas A&M University School of Law

Not only do students at Texas A&M University School of Law receive a quality legal education, but they are also given a variety of outlets to build a strong sense of community among the student body. With more than 30 diverse student organizations, you can find a group with which you can network within your area of interest. You can even make a difference in the community through several pro bono programs.

Baylor Law School

Ranked fifth in the nation for advocacy by US News and World Report, Baylor Law School is a professional school that combines theory with practice and nurtures a commitment to service and responsibility. Established in 1857, Baylor is centrally located in Waco, Texas, on the banks of the Brazos River. Every year, Baylor Law students achieve one of the highest bar passage rates in the country and enjoy an excellent career placement rate. Law firms, courts, and government agencies recognize that graduates of Baylor Law are equipped with the problem-solving techniques and practical, hands-on lawyering skills necessary for success in the workplace.

Bar Associations

Austin Bar Association  

Links to Travis County Bar Association's site that offers a Lawyer Referral service and other helpful city, county, and state links.

San Antonio Bar Association 

Links to the San Antonio Bar Association site that offers a family law handbook for the public, links to law libraries, pro bono representation, civil and criminal rules of procedure, local court rules, and a list of links to other legal resources.

Houston Bar Association  

Links to telephone advice, telephone numbers, and lawyer referral services.

Tarrant County Bar Association

Links to Tarrant County Bar Association that provides telephone advice and lawyer referral in the Fort Worth area.

Texas Bar Association

Links to Pro Bono services and "Additional Information For The Public" concerning tenant issues, family law, and consumer protection.

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Links "For the People" and "Service to the Public" that include a variety of educational materials such as publications entitled, "Law of the Land: A Texas Roadmap for understanding your Rights and Responsibilities (2003); "Pro Se Divorce Handbook, 'Representing Yourself in Family Court" (2002-2003); and "Tenants' Rights Handbook (1998)."