Ranked third in the nation for advocacy by US News and World Report, Baylor Law School is a professional school that combines theory with practice and nurtures a commitment to service and responsibility. Established in 1857, Baylor is centrally located in Waco, Texas, on the banks of the Brazos River. Every year, Baylor Law students achieve one of the highest bar passage rates in the country and enjoy an excellent career placement rate. Law firms, courts, and government agencies recognize that graduates of Baylor Law are equipped with the problem-solving techniques and practical, hands-on lawyering skills necessary for success in the workplace.
As a professional school, Baylor Law School has a particular obligation to develop students who have the character, maturity, skills, and values needed to provide legal services competently to their clients upon graduation and to assume leadership within one's community and profession. To meet this obligation, the School of Law introduces students to those basic legal principles that serve as the foundation for our system of justice; develops in students the core lawyering skills of clear thinking, writing, and speaking; provides students experience using this knowledge and skill to perform a reasonable range of lawyering tasks; and exposes students to the history, traditions, and values of the legal profession.
Meeting the obligation of preparing students to assume their responsibilities within our honorable profession and to follow the call of service is the principal mission of Baylor Law School.
Quick Facts About Baylor Law School
Baylor Law is committed to being one of the smallest law schools in the nation. With a total student body of 409 (Fall 2012), we are able to offer more personalized attention to each student.
Total Student Body Fall 2012
50.3% Men, 49.6% Women
Profiles of Entering Classes:
64 Entering Students
25-75% GPA - 3.10/3.72
3.62 median GPA
25-75% LSAT - 156/163
158 median LSAT
64 Entering Students
75th/25th GPA - 3.75/3.31 (Median 3.51)
75th/25th LSAT - 163/161 (Median 162)
26 Entering Students
75th/25th GPA - 3.62/2.90 (Median 3.41)
75th/25th LSAT - 162/155 (Median 162)
52 Entering Students
75th/25th GPA - 3.74/3.10 (Median 3.62)
75th/25th LSAT - 163/156 (Median 158)
Baylor Law Alumni
The best measure of the success of a law school is the accomplishments of its graduates. By that measure alone, Baylor has demonstrated its achievements. We have a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide on a career in public service. The Law School boasts two Texas governors, several members and former members of the U.S. Congress, two former directors of the FBI, ambassadors, and many federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court, and members of the Texas Legislature among its notable alumni.
In April 2012, there are 7,049 Baylor Law Alumni who can be found in all 50 states as well as Australia, Canada, China, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Guam and the Virgin Islands.