Pre-Law Advising

The University of Texas at San Antonio pre-law advising is housed within the Institute for Law and Public Affairs, which offers a variety of prelaw services and programs tailored to your stage in your undergraduate education and law school application process. Your pre-law advisor will help you make more informed decisions about your preparation for law school and legal career. For individual prelaw advising appointments, please contact your prelaw advisor at ilpa@utsa.edu or set up a prelaw appointment with the Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) in Handshake. Your prelaw advisor does not replace the role of your college academic advisor, but you will learn:

If law school is fit for you

  • Ways to gain exposure to the law and legal profession

How to prepare for law school and Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

  • Undergraduate course selection for law school and LSAT preparation
  • A timeline for law school preparation and application 
  • Extra-curricular activities to become a more rounded person 
  • Difference between the two entrance exam options, the LSAT and GRE
  • A plan, strategies, and resources for effective LSAT preparation
  • Resources to identify law schools fit for you, based on your credentials, interests, and goals
  • Resources and tools to understand the cost of a legal education

The law school application process

  • Application components. You  may submit your personal statement, resume, and optional essays, for review. Your prelaw advisor will answer your law school application questions 
  • How to select strong recommenders for letters of recommendation 
  • How to address potentially unfavorable or delicate topics in the law school application 
  • Scholarship reconsideration, waitlist process, and other related topics to law school application and admission processes.