Profile of the Law School


Lubbock is a major regional center for business and industry, located in the heart of the vast Southern Plains of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Lubbock's location provides easy access to the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Plains region. The city is located 320 miles from Dallas-Ft. Worth, 400 miles from San Antonio, and 520 miles from Houston. Lubbock's climate is semiarid and mild. It is the medical center for the entire West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. The population is nearly 200,000.


The smaller size of the Law School provides an atmosphere of informality and accessibility with the 21:1 student-faculty ratio. The "open-door" policy allows students to visit with faculty as needed beyond classroom hours. In addition to classrooms and seminar rooms, the Law School building has an expansive law library, courtroom, computer laboratory, office of career services, lounge area, snack area, locker room, student organization offices, and faculty and administrative offices.


In 2000, the entering class numbered 269 from an applicant pool of 1,045. The median LSAT score for the 2000 class was 153 (59.1%), and the median GPA was 3.31. Ethnically, 18% of the students are minorities: 12% Hispanic, 4% African American, 1% Asian-Pacific Islander, 1% Native American. The first year class consisted of 145 male and 124 female students.

Student Organizations
Asian-American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Board of Barristers
Christian Legal Society
Cornerstone Alumni Magazine
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
Environmental Law Society
Federalist Society
International Law Society
Judiciary Bench Book
Lambda Law Students
Law Review
Legal Computer Society
Legal Research Board
Mexican American Law Students Association
Minority Law Students Association
Student Academic Support Services
Texas Aggie Bar Association
Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law
Texas Tech Student Bar Association
Texas Tech University Law Partners
The Texas Bank Lawyer
Volunteer Law Students and Lawyers
Women in Law


Delta Theta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Delta Phi


Texas Tech School of Law has a faculty of 30 full-time professors as well as adjunct professors with expertise in various areas of practice. There are 6 administrators and 30 supporting staff members (both administration and library). The student-faculty ratio is 21:1.

Tuition and Fees (Academic Year)

*Tuition and Fees $ 6,904
(Nonresidents add $5,070)
Room and Board 6,198
Books and Supplies 866
Travel 1,607
Miscellaneous and Personal 2,359
Total $17,934
(Nonresident total $23,004)

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time


Our curriculum is composed of courses designed to provide students with a strong foundation in law appropriate to practice in any jurisdiction. Students can choose elective courses that emphasize practice and procedure in the state of Texas.

Placement and the Texas Bar

In the fall of 2000, 61 legal employers came on campus. Six months after graduation, 90% of the class of 2000 had accepted positions, with 98% of the graduates choosing to practice law in Texas. Private practice comprised 83% of the class; 8% is employed by state or federal agencies; judicial clerks, 7%; military, public interest, and corporate practice make up the other 2%.

Texas Tech historically ranks at or near the number one position in the Texas Bar Examination results. Texas Tech's pass rate on the July 1999 Texas Bar Exam was 92.1%, 100% on the February 2000 exam, 86.6% for July 2000, and 77.8% for February 2001.

Library and Computer Facilities

The Texas Tech Law Library provides students wide-ranging access to legal information resources both printed and on-line. Texas Tech law students have access to computer equipment and facilities unparalleled in the nation. Study carrels are computer-based work stations where students perform computer-assisted legal research, word processing, and a number of other functions in an office-like setting. The superior computer resources complement the substantial collection of printed materials available.

Joint Degree Programs
J.D.--Master of Business Administration
J.D.--Master of Public Administration
J.D.--Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics
J.D.--Master of Science in Accounting (Taxation)
J.D.--Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology
J.D.--Master of Science (Family Financial Planning)

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