Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#3 in Trial Advocacy
Law School Overview
The Baylor Law School at Baylor University has an application deadline of January 3. The full-time program application fee at the Baylor Law School at Baylor University is $40. Its tuition is full-time: $46,420 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.6:1. The Baylor Law School at Baylor University has 40 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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|Law school designation||Regional|
|Application deadline||January 3|
|Full-time program application fee||$40|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(254) 710-3239|
|Full- and part-time faculty||40|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||159|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $46,420 per year
|Room and board||$7,839|
|Employed at graduation 2||30.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$67,500|
|Median public service starting salary||$52,450|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||239,932|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data