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Applications for law school academy are due March 31

(March 22, 2005)--Applications are available for this year's UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA) conducted by the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) in partnership with the UT School of Law, Austin. The application deadline is March 31.

Students from all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Selections are based on recommendations from faculty admissions committee members.

SLSPA is a rigorous academic program designed to enhance the preparation of undergraduate students who plan to apply to quality law schools. Professors from the University of Texas School of Law and other law schools, the directors of admissions for several law schools, judges and leading attorneys participate in the summer seminars and programs.

In SLSPA, UTSA faculty members teach seminars focusing on improving analytical skills, critical reading, research abilities, and written and oral communication. Topics covered in colloquia outside the formal classes include the law school application process, minority admissions, how to succeed in law school, and when and where to apply to maximize admission options.

Students completing 12 hours in SLSPA receive the Certificate in Legal Reasoning and gain admission to a special LSAT preparatory course. The majority of students selected for SLSPA are awarded financial stipends.

Students can earn 12 or more credit hours through enrollment in SLSPA during one or two summers. SLSPA faculty members recommend spreading course work across two summers with students entering phase I after completing their sophomore year and phase II after their junior year. Exemplary students enter after completing their freshman year.

Download an application for the UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy.

--Bronwyn Wingo

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