Texas Tech Law operates a summer entry program, in which students who have been away from an academic atmosphere for an extended period or who have low LSATs and GPAs but solid work experience can take an intensive summer course to prepare for the challenges of law school. Students can earn one of 12 master's or doctoral degrees concurrent with their JD, ranging from a JD/MD to a JD/MS in crop and soil sciences. Curricular requirements to earn a JD are standard, spreading over the first two years.
An staggering number of Texas Tech Law graduates stay in Texas; 93 percent of the class of 2005, for example, settled in-state. Most migrate away from the relatively small legal market in Lubbock to Houston or Dallas, and a few settle in neighboring states or major cities in the Northeast. Lubbock's surrounding areas are flooded with undergraduates, which means that beer is cheap, sports are big and most social activities revolve around the Texas Tech campus.