The legal-writing program at the University of Texas School of Law has been transformed in the last 20 years–mostly in the last 8. We had a student-faculty ratio of nearly 200 to 1, three pass-fail credits (later cut to two), heavy reliance on TAs for instruction, 1-year contracts, and exceptionally low salaries.
We now have a student-faculty ratio of about 50 to 1, four graded credits, instruction exclusively by full-time professional legal-writing teachers, rolling 3-year contracts, and a starting salary above the national and regional averages.
Plus, our program is now the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. Learn more about the Beck Center and the Beck Center faculty here.
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