There is no way that Texas takes 40 percent of its in-state applicants! That is ridiculous. Every single person that I know (from Texas) that is applying to law school, is applying to UT. Many of them have numbers that are far from competitive but apply on the off chance that they might be accepted. That would mean that at least 30 percent of the law school applicants in Texas score a 160+. Texas is a big state with a lot of applicants....I don't know any numbers, but I would be willing to bet that a large majority f the applicants to UT are Texas residents. I know people who specifically moved to Texas and established residency just for the purpose of going to UT. And, besides, the stats for those accepted in-state and out-of-state are actually pretty similar. The out-of-staters do have slightly higher stats....but not grossly higher. According to a quote from Monica Ingram in the Montauk book the LSAT 25/75 in-state range is 160-166 and the LSAT out-of-state range is 161-167. I'm sure that UT does initially defer instead of outright reject alot of in-state residents just to make sure that they meet their 80 percent of residents quota, but I bet that a lot of those people end up being rejected in the end. They would have to be! Otherwise, if they were accepting a bunch of Texas residents with sub-par numbers, UT wouldn't have a median LSAT of 165!