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UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs hosts Law School Fair Oct. 3

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UTSA Law School Fair at University Center on Main Campus

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(Sept. 21, 2012) -- The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) will host the eighth annual UTSA Law School Fair from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the University Center on the UTSA Main Campus. The fair is open to anyone who wants to learn about how to apply to law schools. The event is sponsored by the ILPA and the Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA).

This year's fair will include representatives from 110 of the nation's law schools. Exhibitors will provide information about pre-law academic preparation, law school admission, law school financing and benefits of the various law schools, with the possibility to gain fee waivers for law school applications and network.

According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the law school population (as well as the legal profession) does not reflect precisely the energetic and growing diverse population in our society. Law schools understand that diversity in classrooms enhances the learning process for all students. The ILPA, through the Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA), aims to enhance pre-law educational opportunities and increase the number of Texas students who gain admission to and excel in high-quality law schools. The ILPA welcomes and encourages students and alumni from all universities who are interested in applying to law school to attend the fair.

Since the ILPA's inception, institute students have been admitted to more than 150 law schools and enrolled in numerous diverse law schools across the country including Harvard, Columbia University, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley (Boalt), UT Austin, Northwestern, Georgetown, University of Washington, Emory, Boston, NYU, Lewis and Clark, Syracuse and all law schools in Texas.

In addition to pre-law advice for those interested in going to law school, the ILPA offers the Summer Law School Preparation Academy program which encompasses 12 hours of coursework that may count toward the legal studies minor. These courses are designed to hone the analytical, critical-reading skills and writing skills that students need to perform successfully in law school. Students who complete the 12 hours of coursework receive the ILPA Certificate in Legal Reasoning. The institute's pre-law advisers, recognized by the LSAC, provide information concerning legal education and counsel and assist students on the law school application process.

For more information, contact the Institute for Law and Public Affairs at 210-458-2990 or email ILPA, Lisa Buentello or Ana Alvarez.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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