The Thurgood Marshall School of Law is an ABA accredited law school in Houston, Texas, that awards J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence). It is part of Texas Southern University. Its history can be traced back to a 1946 lawsuit brought by Heman M. Sweatt. The Texas Constitution mandated separate but equal facilities for whites and blacks. Mr. Sweatt was refused admission to the University of Texas School of Law because he was black. In order to pre-empt possible success by Mr. Sweatt, the legislature passed Texas State Senate Bill 140, which established a university to offer courses of higher learning in law, pharmacy, dentistry, journalism, education, arts and sciences, literature, medicine, and other professional courses. It opened in 1946 as the "Texas State University for Negroes," and later changed its name in Texas Southern University in 1951.Thurgood Marshall School of Law has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.
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TSU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 36% of its applicants. Comparatively, Texassouthern is Lower than the average cost for law school.
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TSU Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Below Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Texassouthern is Above Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Texas Southern University 1L section size is 27% smaller than law schools in Texas and 15% smaller than all Public law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Texas Southern University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 74% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2013, 86.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.