Irving, TX (population: 206,798) has five law schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Wesleyan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a law program, has a total student population of 3,333. It is the 631st highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about law programs in Irving, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law professors at Texas Wesleyan University such as Stephen Alton, Susan Ayres, Wayne Barnes, Mark Burge, John Cady, and Megan Carpenter.
Law students from Irving schools who go on to become law professionals, tax lawyers, judges, paralegals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,140 people working as administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $87,620. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 160 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average salary of $38,160. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in this area earn $108,810/yr and there are 100 employed.
Irving lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.050 out of every 1000 jobs in Irving are held by administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers, and 0.079/1000 are held by arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators.
Of the 5 law schools with a 100-mile radius of Irving, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for law students, with Collin County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Irving|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||12.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||13.7 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||14.5 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||22.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||22.8 miles|