Three Entering Classes
Baylor Law School operates on a quarter system and enrolls entering students in three of its four quarters: Spring (February), Summer (May), and Fall (August). Our quarter system provides you with the flexibility to apply to multiple quarters. The number of applications for the Fall quarter far exceeds the number of applications received for the Spring and Summer quarters, so we encourage you to apply for admission to all three quarters to increase your chance of admission. To do so, you must submit a separate and complete application packet for each quarter, meaning multiple applications and multiple copies of all supporting documents.
Because of the quarter system, you can earn a degree in as few as 27 months. You'll find the quarter system provides a unique opportunity to create an individualized roadmap for your degree with its inherent flexibility, scalability, and creativity.
Start When You Want
We offer three entering classes--Spring, Summer, and Fall--with the full range of courses offered each quarter. These three options give you the flexibility to start your law studies at a time that's ideal for you.
Finish When You Want
Under the Baylor Law School system, students generally take an average of fourteen hours each quarter and graduate in nine quarters, with a minimum total of 126 quarter hours. Each quarter is approximately nine weeks followed by two reading days and a week of finals.
Accept Externships and Clerkships When You Want
Perhaps most importantly to your career, the quarter system allows you to take time off year-round for activities that augment your education such as clerkships, studies abroad, and externships. While students from other schools are competing for a very limited number of Summer options, you'll be able to consider options in Fall, Winter, or Spring as well. We encourage you to take advantage of such programs, as they allow you to apply the principles and skills learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
Why the Quarter System
Baylor Law School has followed the quarter system since the 1940's. Many schools were on the quarter system at that time but later converted to the semester system. We chose to maintain the quarter system, because it enhances our environment of high expectations and rigor and better prepares our students for the significant demands of law practice. The quarter system allows us to focus on training students to become the best practicing lawyers in their fields.
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To learn more about the Spring quarter, click here.
To learn more about the Summer quarter, click here.