My short-term goal is to work in Texas for roughly 3-5 years after law school and then reassess where I would like to live; perhaps stay in Texas, perhaps move elsewhere.
After 3-5 years of working, where you went to school won't matter much compared to how good an attorney you are.
All else being equal, given these goals, would I be better served attending say Notre Dame over SMU?
Not if you want to work in Texas upon graduation.
Or perhaps ASU over Baylor?
Hell no. If you want Texas, Baylor is a better choice, though not as good a choice as SMU or UofH.
Of course, if I am able to get into any T-14 I would choose that above else. Thanks for the input.
EDIT: Non-trad splitter here, so UT is likely out of the question.
UT is out if you have under a 3.5. If you don't, and it's your LSAT holding you back, retake.