Texas Tech University School of Law

Admissions: Texas Tech University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,768
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 652
Overall acceptance rate 36.9%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 213
Number of full-time program applicants 1,768
Number of full-time program acceptances 652
Full-time acceptance rate 36.9%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 213
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.13-3.62
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.13-3.62
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Texas Tech University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.4%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 240
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.8%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $72,500
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 85%
Median public service starting salary $50,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 17.2%
Percent employed in government 20.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 4.6%
Percent employed in law firms 54.6%
Percent employed in public interest 2.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.2%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge N/A
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 84%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 14
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 82.9%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.0%
Employment location unknown 2.5%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Services Center provides a forum for interviewing with prospective Texas employers. Law firms seek second year students for summer clerkships that can lead to offers for associate positions. Besides On-Campus Interviewing, other programs include Texas-In-Washington, Sunbelt Minority, Public Interest and Texas Young Lawyers Association. Please see: http://www.law.ttu.edu
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.9%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.3%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 5.7%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.1%