« on: June 09, 2004, 10:12:47 PM »
UT Austin is considered a "regional school" but a highly ranked school (#15). Although most students do end up in texas or the surrounding states, it shouldnt be too difficult for a UT student to find a job outside of the region. UT is a very large law school and has a lot of courses and speciality programs. As such, many students would already be exposed to different firms across the country and around the world. It may be more work on the student's part if a partical firm in an area you are interested in doenst recruit from UT, but you can always solicit interviews by applying.
Baylor, on the otherhand, is definetly a texas school. Even though it has a strong rep and is known for its trial advocacy program, it will be much more difficult to break out of the texas region. It is the smallest school in texas and doesnt have specialized law programs. Ir is a VERY strong school in texas so if you are looking to stay in texas its a great school to consider (esp if you want to be a litigator). You can still find a job outside of texas if you do get into baylor though. The head prosecutor against nixon in the watergate scandal was a baylor law alum and I met a lawyer in Belgium who was a partner at a firm that had offices in paris, brussels, and berlin. If you are looking at texas schools but want to practice else where, look at UT and even SMU. Baylor is good, but you have to remember that it is small and located in a small town.