Baylor University

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1114 S. University Parks Drive, 1 Bear Place # 97288
Waco, TX 76798

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#51 Best Law Schools


Law School Overview

The Baylor Law School at Baylor University has an application deadline of March 1. Its tuition is full-time: $49,481 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 14.0:1. The Baylor Law School at Baylor University has 59 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas, emphasizes small classes and trial advocacy—a program for which it has a high law school ranking. The law school operates on a quarter schedule, and students can begin law school in the fall, spring, and summer quarters. They are also permitted to take any quarter off—not just the summer term—for a clerkship, externship, or study abroad experience.

Baylor Law School offers a variety of areas of concentrations in its legal curriculum, including intellectual property, criminal practice, and estate planning. The trial advocacy program, for which the school is particularly well known, involves students in a six-month practice court for hands-on experience in cross examination, jury selection, and more. Students may also pursue a few joint degree programs, including a J.D./M.B.A. or a J.D./Master’s of Taxation program in conjunction with the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business.

Students are automatically considered for scholarships when they apply to Baylor Law School, including awards for LSAT scores and GPAs, as well as for overcoming hardships. Students who enter Baylor without a scholarship may be awarded one in their second or third years for high law school GPAs.

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Year founded 1857
Public/private Private
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (254) 710-3239
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 59
Student-faculty ratio 14.0:1
Total faculty 66

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 371
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 176


Tuition and fees

full-time: $49,481 per year

Room and board $7,962


Employed at graduation2 28.7%
Median private sector starting salary $62,500
Median public service starting salary $55,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 237,753

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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