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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 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 52 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 Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees.

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 their academic community and within the larger academic communities throughout the 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.

South Texas College of Law/Houston

One of the largest private 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, finding a group in any area of interest is easy.  Texas A&M also offers pro bono programs.

Baylor Law School

Ranked fifth in the nation for advocacy by U.S. 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.  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

Offers a lawyer referral service and helpful information about the city, county and state.

San Antonio Bar Association

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 other legal resources.

Houston Bar Association

Provides contact information for advice-by-telephone and lawyer referral services.

Tarrant County Bar Association

Provides telephone advice and lawyer referrals in the Fort Worth area.

Texas Bar Association

Offers information concerning pro bono services, tenant issues, family law and consumer protection.

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Educational materials "For the People", "Service to the Public" as well as legal publications.