(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.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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