17 is VERY young to be applying to law school... all things being equal, you will be at a disadvantage in the admissions process... i'd spend at least the next 2 years doing something that you'd enjoy and that would help your resume... peace corps, masters, teach for america, working, etc... i thought i was too young to apply to law school and i'm 20 (will be 21 before i start)... i wouldn't think to apply at an even younger age... just my .02
are you really 17/18? i tease that i am going to law school just so that I can be 21 at least some while i am in school.
congrats on the UT acceptance. i'm stuck on their waitlist and will most likely sit out a cycle.