Student Profile - Matthew Swanger

Getting to Know Matthew Swanger


What is your favorite thing about Baylor Law School?

My favorite attribute of Baylor Law School is how much the professors care about teaching the practical aspects of the law. Rather than learning random facts of the judicial system, Baylor professors focus on what an aspiring attorney needs to know to excel in the professional world. Each professor has done some form of private practice and will teach their students what works in Court and what does not work. Legal theory is important, but Baylor Law professors pride themselves on creating successful lawyers all over the country.

What do you hope to do with your law degree?

After graduation I hope to use my degree to become a criminal prosecutor. The prosecution side of criminal law has always intrigued me and I hope that I’ll be able to work for a District Attorney at some point. Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I always wanted to be on the prosecution side of the law. However, if criminal law dos not work out, I would just enjoy being in the courtroom. Part of the reason I chose Baylor Law is for its tremendous reputation of creating strong litigators. As long as I am able to go into court and argue a point or an issue, I will consider myself successful.