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Getting Started

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From signing your letter of intent, to figuring out fees and where to park you car – we have you covered. Learn more about the things you can check off your to-do list before arriving on campus


At Texas Law, we offer various scholarships for incoming 1L students. Learn more about what you need to qualify and how to apply:

Financial Aid

Our goal is to help students attend The University of Texas School of Law by alleviating – or eliminating – financial barriers. It is our obligation to maximize all available resources to help meet your financial needs. Additionally, we strive to develop policies and procedures that recognize each student as an individual with individual needs and financial concerns.

Review our Financial Aid Website »

Parking and Transportation

The University of Texas at Austin campus is located in a dense urban center, and traffic can be quite intense, so you will save yourself a lot of hassle by parking at home and taking a UT shuttle from your community to campus. Other options include parking in the garages on campus, puchasing a parking permit or parking off campus in a nearby neighborhood.

Explore Parking Options »


See what we recommend for minimum specifications for student laptop:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium or higher (PC) or OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher (Mac)
  • Processor type: Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard drive: 250 GB or higher
  • Wireless: Compatible with 802.11g, 802.11a or 802.11n
  • USB ports: At least one USB 2.0 compatible port

Expected and Optional Fees

To get you started at Texas Law, we want you to be informed of the "usual and customary" student fees as well as a few optional expenses – some of which can be overlooked when budgeting for your expenses as a UT Freshlaw. Check back soon for up-to-date information on fees.

Vaccine Information

All students entering a Texas public, private or independent institution of higher education must provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or "booster" dose before the first day of the first semester they plan to enter that institution.

Learn More on the University Health Services' Website »

Links for Admitted Students

Texas Law Showcase

Important Dates

May 26 - August 21
Admissions Office Temporary Relocation (TBA)
July 31
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
UT Law Admissions 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 232-1200 6882