(begin sanctimonious rant)
How the hell did this thread go from discussing Baylor to discussing the plight of a couple of bears?
Anyway, I grew up near the Waco area (Killeen), and it's highly regarded.
However, I personally don't think that any amount of regard could make up for the fact that the school is located in Waco. Not only is Waco (and the whole area) a very, VERY excruciatingly boring town, but it's a nasty town. From drugs to high crime rates to unemployment, it has all the problems of a big city with absolutely NONE of the accoutrements. Downtown Waco looks like a windblown, post-industrial hellhole with Western-style lettering on the signs.
It'd be wonderful if they moved the law school to the San Antonio like they did with the medical school. San Antonio's hardly the greatest city either, but several orders of magnitude better than Waco.
Also, the nearest "fun time" to be had is probably in Austin or Dallas (which begs the question of "Why not go to UT or SMU instead?"), if *and only if* you're female, would I recommend Killeen (home to Fort Hood, boasting the nations second highest male-to-female ratio of around 195:1). I wouldn't imagine Houston to be feasible as it's about 5-6 hours away.
As much as I highly regard the school, I would *never* voluntarily live in Waco.
(end of rant)