ABA Required Disclosures
The following consumer information is supplied in accordance with Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, to assist prospective students.
ABA Standard 509. Information Report
ABA Standard 504. Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Report of Employment Outcomes
Report of Bar Exam Outcomes
Transfer of Credit Policy
Transfer applicants must apply prior to beginning their second year of law school and may transfer no more than 32 semester hours (48 quarter hours). A transfer student receives academic credit on the following terms: (1) total number of credit hours transferred may not exceed the number of credit hours earned during the first year by Texas Law students; (2) transfer credit is not given for any course in which the student earned a grade of less than C, or its equivalent as determined by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; and (3) a CR grade is recorded for all transferred work. Please note that transfer students may not qualify for Order of the Coif upon graduation because of the organization’s limitations on grades recorded as credit. For more information on transferring see Transfer Admissions.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin and the Law School are committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. For more information, please visit https://secure2.compliancebridge.com/utexas/public/getdoc.php?file=3-3020.
File a Complaint Form for Students
To file a complaint that identifies a problem with the Law School’s program of legal education and its compliance with ABA standards, students should make use of the form with the Student Affairs office.
The University of Texas School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Contact the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738 for questions regarding the Law School’s accreditation.
Mission and Learning Outcomes
The University of Texas School of Law is dedicated to the professional training of future lawyers, to the deeper understanding of law and legal institutions, and to the improved administration of justice. Texas Law seeks to advance these objectives through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and public service.
Texas Law has established learning outcomes for students that include, at a minimum, competency in the following:
- Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law;
- Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, and problem-solving;
- Written and oral communication in the legal context;
- Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system; and
- Professional self-development.