Baylor Law School

General Info

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Founded in 1857, Baylor Law School is the oldest law school in Texas and stands at the forefront of practice-oriented law schools nationally. Affiliated with Baylor University and located in Waco, Texas, the Law School is singularly clear about its mission - to equip students upon graduation to practice law effectively and ethically. That is the key difference. Students are trained and mentored in all facets of law, including theoretical analysis, practical application, legal writing, advocacy, professional responsibility, and negotiation and counseling skills.

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Baylor Law School Admissions

Baylor Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 30% of its applicants. Comparatively, Baylor is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2024 2924 849 (29.04%) 131 (4.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.28 3.53 3.72
LSAT 158 160 162

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $55,547 $55,547
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,214
  • Living off-campus: $21,246
  • Living at home: $12,283

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/15
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Baylor Law School Community

Baylor Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Baylor is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 23
  • Part Time: 29

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 15
  • # Minority Faculty: 4

Ratio

17.2 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Baylor Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Baylor University 1L section size is 63% smaller than law schools in Texas and 60% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Baylor Law School: 91
Texas Average: 148
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 937
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 0

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 88
  • Law Journals: 74
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 1.3%
  • Second Year: 3.7%
  • Third Year: 1.1%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Baylor Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Baylor University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 87% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2019, 98.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 64.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Texas: 89%
  • California: 2%
  • Missouri: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 98.4%
  • First Time Takers: 122
  • Average School: 90.8%
  • Average State: 77.4%
  • Pass Difference: 13.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Texas: 77.4%
  • Passed: 109 of 120 (90.8%)
  • State Average: 77.4%
  • Difference: 13.4%