Texas Tech School of Law Ranked in Top Law Schools for Hispanics

Written by Celeste Villarreal

The Texas Tech University School of Law is ranked as one of the top 20 law schools for Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

Tied for 16th position with South Texas College School of Law, Texas Tech is distinguished in that 35 students, or 17 percent of all Hispanic Texans who attained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, earned it from Texas Tech Law during the 2010 survey period.

Also of note, women comprised the majority of Hispanic Texas Tech Law graduates, 19 total, as opposed to 16 men. Overall, from 19 of the top 28 schools, Hispanic women received more degrees than Hispanic men.

Each year, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine reports on law schools conferring the most degrees on Hispanics. The information is based on National Center for Education (NCES) statistics. The report this year highlights the top 28 schools, which are located in Washington, D.C. and 10 states – Texas, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan.

Texas Tech University School of Law remains dedicated to growing the minority student population and is deeply committed to diversifying the legal community.

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Contact: Celeste Villarreal, communications coordinator, Texas Tech School of Law,(806) 742-3990 ext. 249, or celeste.villarreal@ttu.edu.