At Baylor Law, the workload becomes more challenging as a student progresses through the curriculum.
Most law schools cover theory in the first year, and the curriculum significantly eases in the second and third years, which are comprised of largely elective credit. At Baylor Law, each year is meaningful and increasingly difficult. Half of the credits in the second and third years at Baylor Law are required. Baylor Law has twice as many required legal-writing credits as the average school. A Baylor Law student takes at least seventeen required experiential learning credits, almost three times what the American Bar Association requires.
The results of this unique approach to legal education can be seen in our students' performance on the Texas Bar Exam and other states' exams as well. Baylor Law has the reputation as one of the most rigorous law programs in the nation. Because we challenge our students throughtout the program, they are not only prepared for the realities of law practice but also for the bar exam.
Baylor Law's Advocacy Program is renowned. Our students train, compete, and excel. Essential lawyering skills developed in our advocacy program include:
- Precision in analysis and thought
- The art of persuasion
- An understanding of the realities of modern law practice
- Organization, prioritization of tasks, establishing discipline in the use of time, and the development of efficiency
- Self-awareness, self-confidence, and poise
- Attention to detail
- Precision in expression and communication