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2016-2017 Texas Tech School of Law Catalog 
2016-2017 Texas Tech School of Law Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law Academy for Undergraduates

Pre-Law Academy for Undergraduates

The Pre-Law Academy is a program designed for undergraduate students who are interested in attending law schooland pursuing a career in the legal field. Students accepted into the Pre-Law Academy will take three undergraduate courses (PLAW 3101 and PLAW 4301COMS 3314) that were developed to prepare them for the competitive lawschool admissions process and the demands of law school, while also helping them create a vision for themselves as law students and lawyers.

As part of the Academy, students will learn about legal rhetoric, legal analysis, and legal advocacy. In this regard, students will research contemporary legal controversies and write an objective legal memorandum, which will help them improve their critical thinking and writing skills. Students also will participate in roundtable discussions with law students, practicing lawyers, and law faculty, and they will be exposed to different practice areas by taking law-related tours. In addition, students will learn about the law school admissions process, including how to write a personal statement, prepare for the LSAT, and understand rankings and the cost of law school. Students also have the option to complete an internship in the legal profession.

Students who complete the Pre-Law Academy will have a better understanding of law school and the practice of law, and they will gain a competitive edge when applying for law school. To apply for the Pre-Law Academy, students must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours. A limited number of students will be accepted into the Pre-Law Academy so students are encouraged to apply early. Students also are encouraged to consult their advisors.

Applications for the Pre-Law Academy are ordinarily considered during the fall semester. Additional information is available online at Students also may contact the co-directors for more information, Professor Wendy Adele Humphrey at or Dr. Katie Langford at