People see UT's in-state requirement and assume that makes it much easier for in-state residence. It may help a little, but the boost is almost imperceptible. When the number was 20% of students could be out of state, then it probably was bigger, but at 35%... The simple fact is that UT can get qualified in-state people a lot easier than it can get out of state qualified people. Someone with a 3.8 and a 169 may very well choose to go to UT if that person is from Texas. It's extremely unlikely that someone with the same numbers from, say, New York will make the same choice. The result is that they have a much, much higher yield from Texans which means that overall acceptances end up going out just about the same way. Anyway, someone with a 3.5 and a 165 probably will make the wait list if in-state, but I wouldn't hold your breath on getting in.As for the actual question posed, it's got to be U of H or SMU unless you're the very specific kind of person who likes Baylor's "boot camp" litigation training.