The University of Texas School of Law
This week marks the start of our Featured Law School podcast series. On the last Wednesday of every month we will take some time to learn more about each of the many law schools around the country through our Featured Law School podcasts. In these podcasts we will speak to one school administrator and one current student, who will each give us a first-hand account of their school and programs. Each administrator and student will be asked the same questions in order to give you, the listener, a comparable view of all the programs we will feature.
Our first Featured Law School is the University of Texas at Austin. During the program we will hear from Larry Sager, Dean of the law school, and Omar Ochoa, a student who just finished 2L year and is the current editor-in-chief of the University of Texas Law Review.
The University of Texas School of Law is currently ranked 15th in the nation by the US News and World Report, and has a full-time enrollment of 1,182 students. For the entering class of 2012, the median LSAT score was a 167 and the median GPA was a 3.71.
Dean Sager calls the UT Law program an exciting legal education, and suggests that students visit the city of Austin and attend one of the many student receptions held all over the country for incoming law school students in order to get a comprehensive view of what living in the city and being part of the UT Law family is truly like. He also discusses the many clinics and dual degree programs UT Law offers its students, and underlines that he and his staff are always eager to speak with incoming students or applicants and address their questions and concerns regarding the UT Law program and application process.
Omar Ochoa, our UT Law student representative, is the first Hispanic student to be elected as the editor-in-chief of the Texas Law Review. He tells us that the positive and energizing atmosphere at the school is not just drawn from the vibrant law student body, but also received from the undergraduate UT community and the city of Austin. He also underscores the sheer exceptionality of the opportunities available to UT law students, not just through the school, but also the community. The university, he says, has a variety of student organizations and a diverse student body that makes it easy for everyone to meet, network, and work with a variety of fulfilling activities and individuals during their three years in law school.