I live in Austin, my roommate goes to UT law, and they are not smucks. However, you absolutly can go to Baylor (fourth ranked LS in texas but with great trial advocacy rep) and find super placement outside of BigLaw (doing something meaningful, important) because everyone around here knows Baylor grads who did well in criminal law/ moot court have been throurougly vetted and are a potential great asset.
I think baylor is ranked 4th in trial advocacy.
Again, at Baylor, trial ad is a religion. If you go pay sticker at Baylor, or choose Baylor over UT because you think you're gonna be a Trial Ad rockstar, you're a dumb ass. Good luck even making the trial ad team at the most competitive (read cut throat) school in the country...
The topic of this thread is, choosing a law school based on specialties. The answer is, don't do it. If Baylor is your best option, go to Baylor. If you have other options, you're a fool to go to Baylor because you wan't to be a DA and they have a good trial program. The fact that a school has a good xyz program is not a consideration that should be higher on your list than location, job prospects, and debt load. EVER.