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At Texas Law, our students work hard in the classroom while also participating in robust experiential learning opportunities. With programs such as the renowned Society Program and our 17 nationally recognized clinics, Texas Law students experience a holistic approach to legal education and practice.

Society Program

The Society Program is designed to help build a sense of community within the school and to allow students to interact with the faculty in small groups. UT Freshlaws are assigned to a society during their first year and maintain membership in that society throughout law school. The societies engage in a wide range of public service, social, professional and athletic activities throughout the year.

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Clinics

Texas Law has one of the largest and most vibrant clinical programs in the country. Students in our clinical courses work on legal issues in real-world settings by representing clients, working on cases and serving as interns. Clinics and internships integrate skills, theory, strategy and law, building a bridge between the classroom and the profession.

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Advocacy and Pro Bono

Any Texas Law student may participate in the Pro Bono Program, which offers students hands-on learning experiences in various aspects of the law. Students are encouraged to participate in pro bono projects in their first year of law school. LL.M. students and visiting students are also encouraged to participate in the Pro Bono Program.

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Student Journals and Organizations

With more than 50 student organizations and publications, all Texas Law students are encouraged to get involved during their three years on campus. Learn more about opportunities to get involved in one of our student journals or groups.

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Assault and Flattery

Assault & Flattery (A&F) is one of Texas Law's longest running traditions. It is a student group that produces a weekend of legal entertainment every spring, featuring an all-original student-written two-act main show; a performance by Medley (Texas Law's a cappella group); musical numbers performed by a live law student band; and a crack team of specialists who produce short skits throughout the year, and put them on the Internet. In short, we sing, dance, act, play music and/or make merry.

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Study Abroad

At Texas Law, we offer a variety of exchange programs for every student, from programs that are direct exchanges with foreign universities to a combined J.D./Licenciatura en Derecho Degree where students attend two years at Texas law and two years at ITAM, as well as a year-long foreign degree exchange programs where students can earn a LL.M. degree from a foreign institution. We also have our Ad Hoc program that covers student-initiated study abroad programs.

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Links for Admitted Students

Texas Law Showcase

Important Dates

April 15
Deposit Deadline
June 5
Letter of Intent
July 24
Party on the Patio
August 20, 21 & 24
Orientation - Mandatory Sessions
August 22 & 23
Orientation - Optional Weekend Activities
August 25
Reading day
August 26
Classes Begin
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