If you want to practice litigation in Texas, Baylor is your 2nd choice after UT. (UT trumps all other law schools for Texas hiring) It's just that if you're not sure you want to be a litigator, or practice in a market other than Texas, well, you went to Baylor, you're going to be a litigator in Texas anyway, or your degree loses a lot of its value.
Baylor should be thrown out of this group.
For fear of sounding like a noob, what's wrong with Baylor? It's not too far back from Tulane/SMU in the rankings.
Now Baylor has a fantastic litigation reputation, but they do not enjoy any hiring bump over SMU or UH in BIGLAW litigation. It would be a mistake to want to be a corporate litigator and attend Baylor over SMU or UH.
I'm not so sure about that...Last year about this time, I had a similar conversation with lawyers from Haynes and Thompson & Knight and they actually had a preference for Baylor grads. Baylor's bar passage rates is also comforting for many firms.