Law School Spotlight: The University of Texas School of Law

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    The University of Texas School of Law (often referred to as UT Law or Texas Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    The School of Law is located at The University of Texas at Austin. This location in the heart of the capital city provides ready access to the state legislature, the Supreme Court of Texas, the federal trial and appellate court, the offices of state and federal agencies, and the libraries and other main campus facilities. Recognized for its distinguished faculty and rich academic program, the law school has been a member of the AALS since 1907, was approved by the ABA in 1923, and is fully accredited.

    Situated on the banks of the Colorado River, Austin is an eclectic city noted for its politics, scholars, rolling hills, film industry, and live music and restaurant scene. The University of Texas plays an important role in this metropolitan area of over one million people, and many entertainment and cultural activities cater to the student population.

    The University of Texas School of Law

    Type of school: Public

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 1,150 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 389 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 10.9 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 22.6% (1,316 of 5,815 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $44,638 (non-resident), $28,669 (resident)

    Cost of living (single student): $15,392 (living on campus), $15,530 (living off-campus), $7,388 (living at home)

    Address: 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
    Phone: 512.232.1200
    Twitter accounts: @UTexasLaw
    Facebook: University of Texas School of Law
    Blog: None

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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