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Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national rankings

Postby AfricanMustang » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:45 pm

Texas A&M School of Law is moving up in the world.

The Bar Association accredited law school in Fort Worth on Tuesday was named by U.S. News and World Report as the 53rd best law school in the nation out of about 200 with that accreditation, according to a news release from the school. This marks an upward movement of more than 100 places since Texas A&M Law School began in 2013 and 30 places in the last two years.

That places it directly behind Dallas’ Southern Methodist University at No. 52. This places Texas A&M Law School ahead of Baylor University ranked No. 58 and University of Houston ranked No. 60. The University of Texas placed No. 16 in the rankings.

The law school also ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation with its intellectual property law program ranked at No. 7 and dispute resolution at No. 8.

The clinical training program moved up 22 places to No. 32 in the nation, according to the release.

According to the release, 96.9 percent of 2020 graduates are employed, and 93.8 percent placed in full-time, long-term, bar-passage required or juris doctorate-advantage positions.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 97789.html
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby deucetz » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:00 pm

It seems TAMU Law is leveraging DFW, why can't SMU Law? How many places have we moved up since 2013?
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby AfricanMustang » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:35 pm

deucetz wrote:It seems TAMU Law is leveraging DFW, why can't SMU Law? How many places have we moved up since 2013?


Their tuition is cheaper. SMU needs to embark on its next capital campaign dedicated overwhelmingly to scholarships to enable it to offer full tuition and scholarships to every admitted student.
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby Mustangs_Maroons » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:49 am

I still don’t understand how Turner is president of the University. The school has stood still for 20 years, with many others schools passing us by. The Law school is just one of the programs that should be top 20/25 in the country because of the legacy of the program, its alumni base and our location.

Same goes for the business school. To have A&M and UT Dallas ahead of Cox is an utter embarrassment. Someone needs to step up to the plate. We don’t bring high-caliber deans or Provost. But it all starts from the top.
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby ritarivas89 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:33 am

Not many - if any at all - top law schools offer full tuition scholarships to law students. Tulane went this route years ago (increasing scholarship dollars). I agree that more $$$ need to be made available.

AfricanMustang wrote:Their tuition is cheaper. SMU needs to embark on its next capital campaign dedicated overwhelmingly to scholarships to enable it to offer full tuition and scholarships to every admitted student.
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby tristatecoog » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:59 am

"directly behind Dallas’ Southern Methodist University at No. 52. This places Texas A&M Law School ahead of Baylor University ranked No. 58 and University of Houston ranked No. 60."

A&M's rise is meteoric. SMU/UH/BU have all been in the 50s for twenty plus years. Now, A&M buys TX Wesleyan's third tier law school and catapults UH and is drafting off of SMU.

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Just saw these 2022 PMBA rankings which show that SMU is at #57. It's hard to fathom. UT (7), Rice (17), UTD (22), A&M (39), UH (46), SMU (57), TCU (62) and UTA (66).

Cox has received up to $100MM or so in donations over the last 2+ years. There just seems to be a disconnect.
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Re: Texas A&M School of Law gains ground in national ranking

Postby deucetz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:34 pm

SMU likely doesn't have good cash flow. They milk the grad students for money, lack of scholarship mean the best go to other places. In addition, the administration and the faculty aren't the best in a lot of departments. SMU has always made investments in shiny new things, as opposed to scholarships, cutting administrators, and increasing quality faculty through salary and research endowment. Gerald Turner helped stabilize when he first came, but he should retire and stay a fundraiser.
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