Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Ranks in Top 15 as a Best Value Law School

McKenzi Morris

October 25, 2019

School of Law Professional Development Center

The School of Law is ranked by National Jurist as No. 1 in the state and No. 13 in the nation.

The Texas Tech University School of Law continues to rank as one of the best in the state and nation.

In National Jurist's 2019 Best Value Law School rankings, the School of Law came in at No. 1 in the state of Texas and No. 13 in the U.S.

"We are very proud of our success in this important ranking," said Jack Wade Nowlin, dean of the law school and W. Frank Newton Professor of Law. "We offer an outstanding education at an affordable price, and our graduates have tremendous success with bar passage and employment."

The top 15 ranking is the highest in recent years for the School of Law after coming in at No. 25 in 2017.

National Jurist's best value ranking focuses on schools that give students the best chance of passing the bar exam and getting a job without accumulating a substantial amount of debt. The publication's methodology weighs a law school's:

  • Ultimate bar pass rate and two-year pass rate (15 percent of study);
  • Employment rate (35 percent);
  • Tuition (25 percent);
  • Cost of living (10 percent); and
  • Average indebtedness upon graduation (15 percent).

The law school continues to provide value for its students through its various student organizations, advocacy competition teams, career support and more. In the spring, the law school was named the 2018-19 American Bar Association (ABA) Competitions Champion after 10 teams competed in four different competitions. The moot court program and legal-writing program have been ranked as some of the top in the nation as well, coming in at No. 13 and No. 20, respectively.

The school also has been ranked the No. 1 Texas public law school by the ABA in two-year bar passage rate and No. 50 in the nation for ultimate bar passage rate at 94.4 percent.

"What value means in the real world is that there are many, many more opportunities available for our students – both to attend law school and to succeed as lawyers," Nowlin said.

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