The Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) supports UTSA students interested in pursuing careers in law through pre-law advising, events, Certificate in Legal Studies, and its hallmark, UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy (SLSPA). Since 2001, SLSPA alumni have gained admission to over 160 law schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Europe.

The Certificate in Legal Studies  assists students to develop and hone skills, knowledge, and get learning experiences for a legal education, following the recommendations of the American Bar Association. The certificate encompasses multidisciplinary coursework throughout the academic year. Students participating in Summer Law School Preparation Academy are eligible to earn the certificate upon completion of the required 15 credits. 

ILPA, located at SU 2.02.04A, Main Campus, welcomes students from all academic disciplines. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Join us by emailing  ilpa@utsa.edu or email Dr. Ana Alvarez, ILPA Program Manager and UTSA Prelaw Advisor. 

News & Announcements

UTSA Pre-law insights newsletter, Spring 2023, Issue 1, Vol 1.

Save the Dates!

2023 UTSA Summer Law School Preparation Academy

  • Summer I: May 30 - July 5
  • Summer II: July 6 - August 9

Priority Admission Application Deadline: March 14.
Regular Admission Application Deadline:
April 14.

Apply here.