(Oct. 1, 2013) -- The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) will host its ninth annual UTSA Law School Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the University Center on the UTSA Main Campus. The fair is open to anyone planning to attend law school. The event is sponsored by the ILPA and the Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA).
This year's fair will include representatives from more than 100 of the nation's law schools. Exhibitors will provide information about law school admission, law school financing and benefits of the various law schools. Students also will have the opportunity to network. Students and alumni from any college or university interested in attending law school are welcome. Admission is free.
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 community. 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 in 44 states including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and in Europe and as diverse as Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley (Boalt), Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, University of Washington, Emory University, Boston University, New York University, Lewis and Clark University, Syracuse University and all law schools in Texas.
The ILPA offers the Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA) program, which encompasses 12 credit hours of coursework that count towards students’ GPA and 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.
In addition to the SLSPA, the ILPA offers pre-law advice to help students develop their path to law school. The institute’s pre-law advisors, recognized by the LSAC, provide information concerning legal education and counsel and assist students on the law school application process.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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