Baylor School of Law

Baylor School of Law


Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 89 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Who are we?

Since long before law schools across the country adopted the term “practice-ready,” Baylor Law’s rigorous program equips students with the problem-solving techniques, and practical, hands-on lawyering skills and character development necessary for success in the workplace and in life.


Centrally located in Waco, Texas, in a beautiful facility on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor Law is by choice one of the smallest law schools in the nation. Since 1857, Baylor Law combines theory with practice throughout the curriculum and cultivates a commitment to service and responsibility in the community.


Our unwavering dedication to professional excellence propels Baylor Lawyers to success in courtrooms, boardrooms and communities all over the world.

Executive LL.M. Litigation Management


Welcome to the first LL.M in Litigation Management program in the nation—designed exclusively for lawyers who aspire to direct effective litigation strategy, control electronic discovery, leverage technology, manage a team, and lead their company or firm’s efforts to manage a high-volume, high-stakes docket.


The first program that develops and hones the very legal-specific strategic, analytical, business and cost management skills in highest demand from today’s corporate clients, and the law firms that serve them.


The first program taught by the top litigation management experts in the county—trailblazing attorneys, renowned judges, and national thought leaders—whose insights and experiences deliver tangible, real-world solutions to litigation’s most critical and costly issues.


The first program that innovatively combines flexible online and in-person learning to allow working attorneys to continue practice while earning their advanced degree—enabling them to simultaneously expand their skillset, increase their value, grow their network, and accelerate their careers.

Student Life

Student Life


Student Life seeks to enrich the Baylor experience through life‐changing programs and services resulting in an integrated education known for leadership, service, Christian faith, and the total development of student. Ultimately, we are here to guide students as they continue to grow into the person that God has uniquely designed them to be.

Student Development

Student Development is committed to transformational education through student engagement and leadership, cultural competence, interpersonal growth, and civic engagement. Awareness, knowledge, and skills are essential components of student success both academically and personally.

Student Learning and Engagements

Students discover the value of authentic community and live the life they are called to live.

Based on Student Life’s Goal of Community
Student Life “builds community by helping students
1) develop meaningful relationships,
2) offer Christian hospitality, &
3) express charity in all things. ”

Come join us!


Spring: November 15. For Spring 2018, this deadline has been extended to January 18, 2018.  

  • Fall Early Decision: November 15
    If you have a completed application by November 15, we will render a decision by January 1. Early decision is non-binding.
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall Regular Decision: March 15
  • Fall Late Application: July 15

Admission Criteria

Baylor Law is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 class. The priority deadline for applications is June 1, 2018. The general application deadline is August 1, 2018.


Start your application today here