The recently added law school of Texas A&M has landed on the Top 50 programs in the whole country according to an NBC 5 DFW article from March 29. They say,
A new ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools has the law school at No. 46 on the list.
“When we acquired the law school, we were hopeful about what the future would hold,” John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, said. “In the years since, we have succeeded beyond even my wildest expectations. But we’re still just getting started.”
In a statement, Dean Robert B. Ahdieh said the momentum in rankings reflects the commitment of the law school faculty, the efforts of its staff, as well as the quality and accomplishments of its students and graduates.
“I could not be more proud of the work that our faculty and staff are doing — and of the caliber of our students at Texas A&M Law. The advances we have seen in student quality, educational innovation, bar passage, and post-graduate employment that contribute to our overall ranking can be credited entirely to them,” Ahdieh said.”
Aside from the astonishing bar exam percentage in the recent years, Texas A&M is also focusing on different paths for students to accommodate them in pursuing their career of choosing according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 28 which reports,
“Texas A&M’s school has about 1,200 students and 60 full-time faculty members. It was first in the state in bar exam passage in 2020 with 92% of students clearing the last obstacle before becoming licensed attorneys. It was second in 2021 at 93%.
The school now enrolls nearly 700 students working in health care, banking and finance, the energy sector, human relations, cybersecurity and more in which a law background is valuable, but in which they’re not looking to practice, Ahdieh said.
“We have students who are debating where to go to law school,” he said. “This presents them with another very strong Texas option for them to consider.”
Currently, Texas A&M’s law school and University of Texas are the only Texas schools included in the top 50 when it comes to legal education with the latter taking the number 17 spot.