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Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

TMSL's curriculum places particular emphasis on both bar preparation and available areas of advanced study to support the student's professional goals. Curriculum oversight, policy, and structure are determined by the Law School's Curriculum Committee. The first year program emphasizes traditional first year course offerings in a five section format that is tailored to our students' particular needs and background.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 540
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 143 - 148
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.77 - 3.39
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 68.46%
In State Tuition $16,446
Out of State Tuition $21,396

Overview

Overview

About Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

TMSL's curriculum places particular emphasis on both bar preparation and available areas of advanced study to support the student's professional goals. Curriculum oversight, policy, and structure are determined by the Law School's Curriculum Committee. The first year program emphasizes traditional first year course offerings in a five section format that is tailored to our students' particular needs and background.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 161

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Corporation Securities

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 54
Full-Time Faculty 31
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 15
Part-Time Faculty 8
Faculty Gender 46% Male
53% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 44% Male
56% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 16%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 29%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 45%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,446 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $16,446 $16,446

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $21,396 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $21,396 $21,396

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: April 1

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 143 - 148
LSAT Total 143 - 148

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.77 - 3.39
Total 2.77 - 3.39

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores

Optional: State Residency, Interview, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Work Experience, Personal Essay, Extracurricular Activities

Rankings

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#29 Regional Universities West Top Public Rankings

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 86%
First Time Pass Rate 68%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 86%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 43 31%
Firm Sized 11-25 2 1%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 1%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 2 1%
Business Industry 26 19%
Government 19 14%
Public Interest 2 1%
State Clerkship 1 1%
Academia 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 24 13%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 3%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 1%
NY 4%
TX 75%
International 1%

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