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Welcome from Dean Ward Farnsworth

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The University of Texas School of Law is a great place to be a law student — the best anywhere, in my biased opinion. We are the top law school for a long way in every direction, and the favorite supplier of talent to a huge number of employers in the fastest-growing part of the country. A degree from Texas also commands respect everywhere else in the country and around the world. And we have a long tradition of providing these advantages at lower cost than our peers. These virtues explain why National Jurist recently said that our graduates enjoy the best standard of living in the nation among students entering private practice. (...)

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We are looking for students who are passionate about becoming lawyers and changing the world. Come learn more about our school and the admissions process.

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The Student Financial Aid Office provides up-to-date information about cost-of-attendance, fiscal obligations, anticipatory expenses, and federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding financial aid.

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Return on Investment

For the past two years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Texas Law No. 1 for providing the best return on investment among the top 15 law schools in the country. That is our highest priority. We are committed to providing our graduates with a top-tier education and top-tier opportunities without top-tier debt. No school does it better.

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Life in Austin

In 2010, Kiplinger’s ranked the best places in America to live for the decade to come. Austin came in first. From the Austin City Limits music festival, to SxSW, the city is alive all year with cultural happenings and recreation. The combination of warm weather, a vibrant urban core, and lakes and parks everywhere creates a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

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We have a faculty of brilliant scholars and committed teachers who care deeply about their students. From your first semester to the last, your classroom experiences here will be intense and transformative; they will change the way you think and will prepare you for the sophisticated practice of law. Come visit and see for yourself. Sit in on classes, and ask some random students about the quality of their teachers. You will hear great things, and they will be true.

When will we be in your area?

Texas Law Admissions events around the country:


Date Time Event Location City / State
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 2:004:00pm Dartmouth College Graduate and Professional School Fair TBA Hanover, NH
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:005:00pm New York LSAC Law Forum New York Hilton Midtown New York, NY
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:004:00pm New York LSAC Law Forum New York Hilton Midtown New York, NY
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 6:007:00pm NYU and Hunter CUNY Admissions Panel NYU Law School/VH 214 New York, NY
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 1:002:30pm Fordham University Admissions Panel Keating Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium New York, NY
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 6:007:30pm Columbia-Barnard Admissions Panel 403 Lerner Hall New York, NY
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 5:006:30pm The University of Pennsylvania Admissions Panel TBA Philadelphia, PA
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 12:301:30pm Wellesley College Law School Information Session Room 351, Pendleton East Wellesley, MA
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 5:007:00pm Harvard University Law School Night Forum Room, Lamont Library/11 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 2:007:00pm Boston LSAC Law Forum Renaissance Boston Waterfront Boston, MA

Midwestern and Western

Date Time Event Location City / State
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:002:00pm Purdue University Law Fair Cordova Sports Center, Black/Gold Gym West Lafayette, IN
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:003:00pm Indiana University, Bloomington Law Fair Alumni Hall, First Floor, Memorial Union Bloomington, IN
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 11:002:30pm USC Law Fair McCarthy Quad Los Angeles, CA
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 5:008:30pm UCLA Law Forum Ackerman Grand Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:004:00pm Los Angeles LSAC Law Forum Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 3:004:30pm The University of Michigan Admissions Panel 340 West Hall/1085 University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 6:007:30pm The University of Chicago Admissions Panel TBA Chicago, IL
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 5:006:30pm Northwestern University Admissions Panel University Hall, Room 101 Evanston, IL
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:002:00pm The Ohio State University Law Fair Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom, 2nd Floor Columbus, OH
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:002:00pm Arizona State University Law Fair Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Tempe, AZ
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:003:00pm The University of Arizona Law School Expo Student Union, Memorial Center Grand Ballroom Tucson, AZ
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:002:00pm The University of Utah Law School Fair A. Ray Olpin Union, Center Ballroom Salt Lake City. UT
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 3:006:00pm The University of Michigan Law Day Michigan Union Ann Arbor, MI
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 10:002:00pm BYU Law Fair WSC Ballroom Provo, UT
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:003:00pm The University of Colorado, Boulder Law Fair University Memorial Center, Glen Miller Ballroom Boulder, CO
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:004:00pm Chicago LSAC Law Forum Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 Stanford University Admissions Panel TBA Palo Alto, CA
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 10:003:00pm The University of Notre Dame Law Fair McKenna Hall, Lower Level South Bend, IN
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 UC-Berkeley Admissions Panel TBA Berkeley, CA
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 2:007:00pm Bay Area LSAC Law Forum Marriott Marquis San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 10:002:00pm The University of Washington Law School Fair Husky Student Union Bldg. (HUB) Seattle, WA


Date Time Event Location City / State
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 7:009:00pm The University of Florida Virgil Hawkins Prelaw Day TBA Gainesville, FL
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:001:00pm LSU Law School Information Fair Atchafalaya Room, Student Union Baton Rouge, LA
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 7:008:30pm Emory University Law Admissions Networking Night Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom Atlanta, GA
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 2:007:00pm Atlanta LSAC Law Forum AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:005:00pm The University of Georgia Law School Fair Miller Learning Ctr., 4th Floor Rotunda Athens, GA

Texas and Surrounding

Date Time Event Location City / State
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:002:00pm The University of Texas at Austin Great Texas Showcase Gregory Gym Plaza Austin, TX
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:005:00pm Houston LSAC Law Forum Hyatt Regency Houston Houston, TX
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 11:001:00pm Huston-Tillotson Fall Graduate and Professional School Fair Davage-Durden Student Union Austin, TX
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:002:00pm St. Mary’s University Graduate and Professional School Fair University Center, Conference Room A San Antonio, TX
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:001:30pm The University of Texas at Austin Admissions Panel CLA 1.302B Austin, TX
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 2:004:00pm The University of Texas at San Antonio Law Fair TBA San Antonio, TX
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 7:00 Rice University Admissions Panel Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories Bldg., Rm. 100 Houston, TX
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 11:002:00pm Texas A&M University Law Fair TBA College Station, TX
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 4:00 Texas A&M University Admissions Panel MSC 2404 College Station, TX
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 1:003:30pm Texas State University Law Fair TBA San Marcos, TX
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:001:00pm The University of Texas at Austin Law Fair Texas Union Ballroom Austin, TX
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 4:006:00pm Baylor University Law Fair TBA Waco, TX
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:001:00pm The University of Texas at Dallas Law Fair TBA Richardson, TX