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Old 02-10-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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If one wants to work in San Antonio or anywhere else in south Texas it is a fine choice
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:28 AM
 
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If one wants to work in San Antonio or anywhere else in south Texas it is a fine choice

you did not even read the question the OP is talking about going to LAW SCHOOL to eventually become a LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR


THERE IS NO LAW SCHOOL in Corpus Christi.....NONE


so if he wants to be a LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR ANYWHERE then there is NOTHING for him in Corpus Christi



1. the only law school in the Texas A&M System is in Fort Worth and it is now considered a School of the main campus in College Station......there has been some discussion of offering some or even all the needed classes in College Station at some point in the future, but as of now all classes for a law degree are taken in Fort Worth



2. to the OP you are asking about being a LAW SCHOOL professor......and specifically about the Texas A&M Law School that is in Fort Worth (that for some reason you seem to believe is in Corpus Christi)


generally to be a law school professor one would get an additional degree beyond the first level professional law degree that is a J.D. in the USA......the next level degree up from a Juris Doctorate is a L.L.M



one does not ALWAYS need to need a degree above the J.D. to teach law school, but as has been pointed out previously if you want to teach in law school and ONLY have a J.D. then you need to get a J.D. from one of the upper level (top 15 maybe top 25) law schools in the USA and only UT Austin would meet that requirement in Texas


OR you need to have significant professional legal experience including publishing while practicing as a professional and or you need to have significant experience as a high level judge



barring those qualifications it will be very difficult to get a law school professorship with just a J.D. degree from a law school that is ranked well below #50



3. if you get a J.D. from a lower level law school and get some pretty good professional experience in specific areas (and publish legal papers along the way in major legal publications) and then you return to get a L.L.M degree (in a specialized field just like a masters outside of law school) and do well in those studies and publish articles then you might have better luck getting a law school job even with a J.D. and L.L.M. from a lower level school or schools



but even then it will be tough


4. the legal profession is not in a good place right now especially for new graduates and for law school professors



job prospects are poor especially relative to cost for law school even more so coming out of a lower level law school and if you are not in the very top of your class and law school enrollments are shrinking which means law school professor jobs are shrinking as well



there is a fairly good chance that some law schools may close and even if none do there is still little chance that enrollments will grow and a high chance they will shrink more or at best level off



so there are more than enough people out there with law school teaching experience that you are competing with and along with that there are plenty pf highly qualified practicing lawyers and judges that have gone to good schools that might decide to supplement their income by teaching a class or two especially in their area of specialization



5. having said all of that if your wish is to be a law school professor and you are YOUNG and you have a source of income and can pay for your tuition as you go or take on very little debt then you need to decide if you want to try and get into a top law school and get a J.D. and then significant professional experience (there is next to zero chance you will get a law school job in the medium term future with just a J.D. even from a top school) or if you want to get a L.L.M. as well



if you decide on the L.L.M. they you need to decide top school for J.D. (best option) and then best possible school for L.L.M. or J.D. from a school in a place you want to live KNOWING you need to be in the top of your class and then go for the best possible L.L.M. from the best possible school after that while still almost being guaranteed to need professional experience



I would only say this if you are young and with some type of livable income and ability to pay for all or most of your schooling as you go


the reason being if you are YOUNG then there will come a time when the old wood cleans out and there probably will be a bit of a lack of QUALITY law school professors to fill positions......but I would say that is a while down the road and you will still need top grades, professional experience, and probably an advanced degree.....and be prepared to wait



6. a J.D. is considered a post professional degree and it is POSSIBLE to teach regular university or community college classes with a J.D. outside of law school


business law classes (at top business schools these will be taught by highly qualifies people just like in law schools), environmental law and ethics classes in environmental science departments, and similar classes in other areas of study


of course your undergrad degree, grades, university status, and professional experience will still matter as well and starting out you will probably make the same or only slightly more than any other adjunct professor which is to say NOT A LOT OF MONEY PER CLASS and you will absolutely need another source of income and you will NOT be a part of the tenure track and your employment will be at will semester to semester



7. from what you have shown in your first post I would probably not give it a try unless that post was made late at night and in great haste after looking at a lot of law school sites and being dazed and confused
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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you did not even read the question the OP is talking about going to LAW SCHOOL to eventually become a LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR


THERE IS NO LAW SCHOOL in Corpus Christi.....NONE


so if he wants to be a LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR ANYWHERE then there is NOTHING for him in Corpus Christi



1. the only law school in the Texas A&M System is in Fort Worth and it is now considered a School of the main campus in College Station......there has been some discussion of offering some or even all the needed classes in College Station at some point in the future, but as of now all classes for a law degree are taken in Fort Worth



2. to the OP you are asking about being a LAW SCHOOL professor......and specifically about the Texas A&M Law School that is in Fort Worth (that for some reason you seem to believe is in Corpus Christi)


generally to be a law school professor one would get an additional degree beyond the first level professional law degree that is a J.D. in the USA......the next level degree up from a Juris Doctorate is a L.L.M



one does not ALWAYS need to need a degree above the J.D. to teach law school, but as has been pointed out previously if you want to teach in law school and ONLY have a J.D. then you need to get a J.D. from one of the upper level (top 15 maybe top 25) law schools in the USA and only UT Austin would meet that requirement in Texas


OR you need to have significant professional legal experience including publishing while practicing as a professional and or you need to have significant experience as a high level judge



barring those qualifications it will be very difficult to get a law school professorship with just a J.D. degree from a law school that is ranked well below #50



3. if you get a J.D. from a lower level law school and get some pretty good professional experience in specific areas (and publish legal papers along the way in major legal publications) and then you return to get a L.L.M degree (in a specialized field just like a masters outside of law school) and do well in those studies and publish articles then you might have better luck getting a law school job even with a J.D. and L.L.M. from a lower level school or schools



but even then it will be tough


4. the legal profession is not in a good place right now especially for new graduates and for law school professors



job prospects are poor especially relative to cost for law school even more so coming out of a lower level law school and if you are not in the very top of your class and law school enrollments are shrinking which means law school professor jobs are shrinking as well



there is a fairly good chance that some law schools may close and even if none do there is still little chance that enrollments will grow and a high chance they will shrink more or at best level off



so there are more than enough people out there with law school teaching experience that you are competing with and along with that there are plenty pf highly qualified practicing lawyers and judges that have gone to good schools that might decide to supplement their income by teaching a class or two especially in their area of specialization



5. having said all of that if your wish is to be a law school professor and you are YOUNG and you have a source of income and can pay for your tuition as you go or take on very little debt then you need to decide if you want to try and get into a top law school and get a J.D. and then significant professional experience (there is next to zero chance you will get a law school job in the medium term future with just a J.D. even from a top school) or if you want to get a L.L.M. as well



if you decide on the L.L.M. they you need to decide top school for J.D. (best option) and then best possible school for L.L.M. or J.D. from a school in a place you want to live KNOWING you need to be in the top of your class and then go for the best possible L.L.M. from the best possible school after that while still almost being guaranteed to need professional experience



I would only say this if you are young and with some type of livable income and ability to pay for all or most of your schooling as you go


the reason being if you are YOUNG then there will come a time when the old wood cleans out and there probably will be a bit of a lack of QUALITY law school professors to fill positions......but I would say that is a while down the road and you will still need top grades, professional experience, and probably an advanced degree.....and be prepared to wait



6. a J.D. is considered a post professional degree and it is POSSIBLE to teach regular university or community college classes with a J.D. outside of law school


business law classes (at top business schools these will be taught by highly qualifies people just like in law schools), environmental law and ethics classes in environmental science departments, and similar classes in other areas of study


of course your undergrad degree, grades, university status, and professional experience will still matter as well and starting out you will probably make the same or only slightly more than any other adjunct professor which is to say NOT A LOT OF MONEY PER CLASS and you will absolutely need another source of income and you will NOT be a part of the tenure track and your employment will be at will semester to semester



7. from what you have shown in your first post I would probably not give it a try unless that post was made late at night and in great haste after looking at a lot of law school sites and being dazed and confused
I was one of the first to respond to op. Maybe you should follow the thread.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate...location=Texas

UT, Baylor & SMU law schools are only ones from Texas ranking among top 50 nationally. I would stick with these three.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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I dont think there is a law school in Corpus....
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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I dont think there is a law school in Corpus....
I found a bad, unreliable source which mislead me.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Arlen
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I found a bad, unreliable source which mislead me.
Oh im sorry to hear that.
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