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The mission of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law is to expand opportunities for the underserved in the legal profession; prepare a diverse group of students for leadership roles in the legal profession, business and government; and offer leadership in teaching, research and service with special emphasis on a historically black heritage and tradition.
Office of the Dean
The strength of Thurgood Marshall School of Law lies in its ability
to attract a diverse student body and faculty. This strength has enabled
the law school to rank among the top five producers of African American
law graduates each year. The law school also produces a significant
number of Hispanic law graduates. The highly competent faculty includes
many teachers who are well suited to the law school's mission. The
institution additionally represents an important part of the Texas
African American community as a legal and intellectual resource.
additional strengths include:
- A diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
- A local, regional, and national leader in the production of minority law graduates.
- The largest producer of African-American lawyers to the Texas Bar.
- One of four approved law programs at a historically black college/university.
- One of the largest pools of African-American law professors at any law school.
- A large variety of funding sources.
- Second largest application pool for historically black law schools.
- The creation of several institutes for specialized learning.
- A highly-credentialed administrative staff (6 non-faculty JD's on the administrative staff).
- The creation of several faculty support programs - annual sabbaticals, summer releases, research assistants, teaching assistants, and travel allowances.
- Association with a parent university with a large group of scholars in various disciplines.
- The provision of a community resource in the Environmental Justice area.