(April 8, 2013) -- The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) is accepting applications for the UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA), a premier pre-law program designed to increase the number of students who successfully gain admission to and excel in quality law schools.
The SLSPA curriculum is designed to prepare students for law school and the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) by emphasizing analytical thinking, critical reading and quality writing skills. SLSPA students receive 12 hours of undergraduate credit, which can transfer to most accredited universities. The program also features a weekly series of speakers including law school professors, admissions directors and practitioners who will offer their knowledge and advice about the field of law.
The academy incorporates two phases with students taking two three-credit courses in each. Each phase is five weeks. Phase I starts June 3 and phase II starts July 11, 2013. Students apply for Phase I as sophomores and attend the academy during the summer between their sophomore and junior years. Students enroll in Phase II during the summer after their junior year and before their senior year. Students also may take the two phases in one summer. Students who complete the SLSPA receive the Certificate in Legal Reasoning. Admittance is on a competitive basis.
Benefits gained by participating in the UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy are:
The priority deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. The final deadline is April 15, 2013.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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