Texas Law News

Hansen: Renegotiating NAFTA is a Risk for Texans

Patricia I. Hansen, the J. Waddy Bullion Professor in Law and the Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies, has written a thought-provoking op-ed on the subject of the North American Free Trade agreement.

U.S. News: Austin the Best Place In America to Live

U.S. News & World Report has just released its newest rankings: a list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the USA" and, to the surprise of absolutely no one who already lives in the capital city, Austin took the coveted #1 spot.

The New York Times: Texas Law a Great Return on Investment

In a Jan. 24 feature by Elizabeth Olsen, The New York Times reports that the School of Law is "among the 10 schools offering the best salary-to-debt ratios," and "grouped with Harvard, Yale and Stanford among the top schools that offered their graduates good value for the substantial debt they incurred while law students."
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Texas Law Tops Lawdragon Campus Law School Tour

“University of Texas Law School is tops for us,” writes Lawdragon's Katrina Dewey. “It’s at the forefront of the student-centric flip in legal education, there is no law school that can touch it within 1,154 miles in any direction, and it’s #1 in a state that mightily matters, and which it dominates.”

Scott McCown: Texas must increase funding to fix Child Protective Services

Texas Law Prof. F. Scott McCown, a former judge and longtime advocate for children's rights, and the current Director of the Children's Rights Clinic at the law school, anticipates the need for state lawmakers to look more closely at CPS's budget in a powerful recent opinion piece for Dallas News.

Texas Law ranked best in the country for salary-to-debt ratio

University of Texas Law School graduates have the best salary-to-debt ratio in the country, according to a new ranking by US News and World Report. “Our law school is committed to being the best at what counts the most:  producing great outcomes for our students,” said Dean Ward Farnsworth.

Texas Law tops in bar-passage rate

Results from this summer's Texas bar examination were released Thursday and The University of Texas had the highest passage rate in the state, with 94% of Texas Law graduates passing the exam on the first try.

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