AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin School of Law School was named the number one law school in the country for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine (September 2003). This is the third consecutive year that the Law School has received this distinction.
In ranking UT Law first among all law schools, Hispanic Business Magazine wrote, ”The University of Texas School of Law has graduated more Hispanic and African-American students combined than any other top-20 law school in the United States. Many of the school's 1,300-plus Hispanic graduates work at the highest levels of the bar and government, in state and federal judgeships, in public interest work, and in the national media.”
The magazine also reports: “UT Law hosts the permanent office of the Texas-Mexico Bar Association. And this past year the law school was nationally recognized for its innovative and successful pre-law educational centers located in primarily Hispanic communities. The school has also established strong links with Latin America through student and faculty exchanges and cooperates with UT-Austin's Long Institute for Latin American studies.”
In describing the process used to rank graduate colleges, Hispanic Business Magazine reported that it takes into account a school’s academic excellence and also looks at enrollment, faculty, student services, and retention rate.
The University of Texas School of Law is the national leader in constitutional law, labor law, wills and estates, comparative law and admiralty. With more than 650 African-American alumni and 1,300 Mexican-American Alumni, the School of Law has worked for decades to create a diverse alumni base and student population.