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(Feb. 9, 2012) -- The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is accepting applications for the 2012 UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA). The deadline for completed applications is March 23 for early review and admission, and April 2 for review and admission based on availability. The lauded SLSPA is a premier pre-law program designed to increase the number of Texas students who successfully gain admission to and excel in quality law schools. If you are interested in attending law school, this program is for you.

The SLSPA program offers a variety of rigorous undergraduate courses to prepare students for law school and the LSAT. Students can earn 12 credit hours through the summer program. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, award-winning UTSA faculty members have designed courses that attempt to hone students' analytical, critical-reading and writing skills.

SLSPA students attend seminars presented by law school deans, directors of admissions and professors from every law school in Texas and many from across the country. Experts discuss ways to build a successful law school application, write a personal statement, apply for scholarships, and secure financial aid. Distinguished law school professors present seminars for SLSPA students to illuminate the law school experience.

The institute confers the UTSA Certificate in Legal Reasoning upon students who successfully complete 12 credit hours of designated coursework. Students can apply during their sophomore, junior or senior years and take the SLSPA across either one or two summers. Enrollment is by admission following application reviews. SLSPA students have been accepted into more than 150 law schools across the country.

>> Download the SLSPA application at the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs website. Submit applications by e-mail at ilpa@utsa.edu, by fax at 210-458-2993 or deliver them to the offices designated on the application form at either the UTSA Downtown Campus or UTSA Main Campus.

Applications must be submitted by the respective deadlines listed above even without a letter of reference, which can follow. An SLSPA representative will contact the recommenders.

For more information, contact ilpa@utsa.edu or Ana Alvarez at 210-458-2990.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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