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Old 02-07-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I saw Texas A&M was ranked #80 as far as law schools are concerned, but I'm interested in becoming a legal scholar who is a tenure-track professor specializing in domestic policy, international policy, or maybe environmental law (though domestic policy is the most interesting of those three concentrations). I already teach high school special education, but want to work with a different population because while my children are mostly kind, they show very little growth and teaching the same topics day after day isn't very intellectually stimulating for me. Some of the parents are a little confrontational as well and I'm not fond of trying to calm down angry screaming people (though I can do so if I need to). I also want to make a little more money since more money means more freedom to do what I want when I want. I may not do law school right away since I still need to come up with a financial plan to make doing so feasible (I bought a cheap but nice house in a bad part of Shreveport to move away from my physically abusive step-father). That said, while I'd like to teach in some place "beachy" where it rarely if ever freezes and where the water stays pretty warm year-round, I want to focus my attention on law schools that will improve my chances of getting a professor position in the first place.

In light of the aforementioned information, my question for you today is two-part: Is Corpus Christi always warm, and is the city's law school prestigious enough to make me a reasonably competitive candidate (in addition to the other things I need to do to become a valid law professor candidate, which I'm studying forward and backward to make sure I do it right when I finally decide to take this risk--which honestly could be anytime between 2 years from now and 20 years from now.)

I'll post this in education as well since it straddles two subjects.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:35 PM
 
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I'm not sure about the law school at TAMU but they have a lot of environmental studies projects that are well funded in the sciences. That might feed into your environmental law focus.

Weather...9 months out of the year is hot, humid, mostly sunny. There's a bit of a rainy season in the Fall, then colder weather until about March. But it's not colder as in snow, just the type of temps you might want a jacket if going out at night or near the beach. It has snowed (rarely) in CC.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:29 AM
 
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A&m Law is in Fort Worth. A&m Corpus is in Corpus.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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What does Corpus have to do with A&M's law school?
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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A&m Law is in Fort Worth. A&m Corpus is in Corpus.
Perhaps this website was mistaken about these two Corpus Christi schools having law departments?

https://www.hackcollege.com/school-f...s-christi/law/
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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By the way, William S. Richardson is even more “beachy”, and its ranked #100. #100 also happens to be my cutoff point for which schools I’d consider once I retire from my current career, which will probably be at the 20 year mark rather than the 40 year mark.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:50 PM
 
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By the way, William S. Richardson is even more “beachy”, and its ranked #100. #100 also happens to be my cutoff point for which schools I’d consider once I retire from my current career, which will probably be at the 20 year mark rather than the 40 year mark.

See your PMs for some advice.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Perhaps this website was mistaken about these two Corpus Christi schools having law departments?

https://www.hackcollege.com/school-f...s-christi/law/

I think the website is talking about paralegal studies. I don't think there is any law school in CC.

This hackcollege website is not a website I would use for any serious research into colleges.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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Yes, it's wrong. The one in Hawaii is a real law school. The nearest ones would be San Antonio or Houston.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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Gee no one can give the a straight answer? The University of Texas has the only law school in the state where one can hope to be a Legal Scholar" and be hired by a top school. U of Houston is probably a distant second.


There is no law school in Corpus- San Antonio has a so-so school. A good lawyer can attend a so-so school but if its academia you seek, UT is the only choice. It's in a similar league to the Ivy Schools, Cal -Berkeley, Chicago and Stanford.
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