As with some other jurisdictions, Texas employment outcomes worsened somewhat. There were 1272 full-time, long-term, bar passage-required jobs (excluded law school-funded positions) for the Class of 2015, down from 1378 for the Class of 2014. J.D.-advantage positions declined from 236 to 173. Despite a decline of about 150 graduates, to 2072 graduates, among the nine Texas schools, the overall employment rate stood at 69.7% (excluding school-funded positions), down a couple of points from last year.
As usual, the chart is sorted by the "full-weight" positions, designating both full-time, long-term, bar passage-required and J.D.-advantage positions. There are additional designations for school-funded positions in these areas, and for all other outcomes. The table below the chart is sorted by the combined bar passage-required, J.D.-advantage, and law school-funded positions (as printed in U.S. News & World Reports), with raw figures and a year-over-year comparison beside. (As an additional note, these are the ABA-reported figures; subsequent amended figures from schools are not included.)
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|4.0||University of Texas-Austin||84.5%||-2.1||268||20||11||86.6%||251||30||23|
|2.6||Southern Methodist University||83.7%||1.0||183||17||0||82.7%||177||33||0|
|2.6||University of Houston||78.2%||-5.4||129||42||1||83.6%||167||43||4|
|1.9||Texas Tech University||73.5%||1.6||138||17||0||71.8%||129||24||0|
|2.1||Texas A&M University||67.8%||4.0||137||17||0||63.8%||121||26||1|
|1.6||St. Mary's University||61.6%||-7.2||113||19||1||68.8%||129||21||0|
|1.6||South Texas College of Law||54.2%||-18.6||164||25||1||72.8%||241||43||0|
|1.4||Texas Southern University||42.9%||-3.1||52||11||0||46.0%||71||10||0|