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April 2 deadline for students to apply to UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy


Students in the UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy

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(March 30, 2012) -- The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs is accepting applications for the Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA). SLSPA students have been admitted to more than 150 schools across the nation including Harvard, Columbia, U.C. Berkeley, Cornell, Duke, UT Austin and others, including all law schools in Texas. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 2.

>> Download the SLSPA application at the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs website.

The purpose of the nationally recognized academy is to increase the number of students admitted to and excelling in law school. The 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 either one or two summers. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, award-winning UTSA faculty members have designed courses to hone students' analytical, critical-reading and writing skills. The institute confers the UTSA Certificate in Legal Reasoning on students who complete 12 credit hours of designated coursework. Students can apply during their sophomore, junior or senior year. Enrollment is by admission following application review.

Submit an application, letter of recommendation and personal statement by e-mail at, 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.

For more information, contact Ana Alvarez, program coordinator of the Institute for Law and Public Affairs, at 210-458-2990.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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