I'm here in Texas also finishing my undergrad soon. UT is fantastic if you're accepted. Houston and SMU are both pretty good too. Outside of them, going to another law school in Texas would be going against the principle of getting into the best law school you can. Unless you have personal reasons to stay local, such as for family, might as well apply across the country. But even then Texas is so large that a ten hours across isn't really local anymore. The GPA low at UT is in the 3.3's. Unless you're wanting to get an internship and certification practicing oil and gas law, I'd recommend just going to another state.
It's overlooked, but St. Mary's has consistently had one of the top 15 most cited law journals in the country.
That means it ranks among the very best and most influential journals.
Only if you look at citations in court opinions. Looking at both court and journal citations, St. Mary's is closer to #130 out of about 200 student-edited, general content, English journals printed in the United States (i.e., "flagship" journals). [/quite]Kind of odd: it's at #279 for journal citations and #10 for court citations. I wonder what explains the discrepancy? Is there some judge in San Antonio who just cites the St. Mary's journal at every opportunity?
I'm thinking about transferring to St. Mary's. I like San Antonio and its the only law school there. Local job prospects look decent.
Do you know that UT is 1.5 hour away? And about 2.5 hours are three law schools.