Texas A&M University School of Law
|Texas A&M University School of Law|
|Parent school||Texas A&M University|
|School type||Private non-profit|
|Location||Fort Worth, TX, US|
|Faculty||39 (See List)|
|Outlines||7 (See List)|
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law is a private, American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The law school offers the J.D. degree through its full-time, part-time, and evening programs. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Founded in 1989, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law began as the DFW School of Law in Irving, Texas. Texas Wesleyan University acquired the law school in 1992 and moved to its current location in downtown Fort Worth in July 1997.
The school confers the juris doctor degree upon students who satisfactorily complete a 90-hour course of study and a 30-hour pro bono requirement. For July 2009, the school had a Bar Exam pass rate of 93.29%, the third highest in the State.
The Texas Wesleyan Law Fellowship is a student-run organization that awards fellowships to students working in public interest organizations each summer. The externship program at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law enables students to work with practicing attorneys for academic credit and provides supervision for practice in trial and appellate courts, federal and state government entities, and public interest organizations.
The law clinic at the law school is operated by law students, attorneys, and a faculty supervisor. The clinic focuses on family law, children’s issues, social security, and SSI disability. Additionally, the law clinic collaborates with the charities SafeHaven and the Lena Pope Home.
The school also fields a student-run law review. It encourages scholarly criticism and analysis of interesting legal issues to practitioners and law students. The law review publishes two times or more per academic year.