TTU Pre-Law Academy
The TTU Pre-Law Academy is accepting applications now for 2013. This exciting new program will allow students to earn TTU course credit while providing them with many skills important to the study of law. The courses will be taught in a manner that is similar to the way courses are taught in law school. Students will have the chance to interact with current lawyers and law school admissions deans as part of the coursework also. Different aspects of the law school application will also be incorporated into the assignments given in each course so that students will complete the Academy with a better overall application to law school.
Each of the courses offered as part of the Pre-Law Academy will also count toward the Legal Studies minor. Click on the title of each course for a detailed course description.
- Argumentation and Debate (COMS 3314) - Communications Elective for LGST
- Lawyering Skills: Legal Analysis & Advocacy - Professional Practice Elective for LGST
- Seminar in the Legal Profession - Will count in place of an Upper-Level Independent Study Substitution for IS 1100 for LGST
Dr. Katie Langford and Law Professor Wendy Humphrey have agreed to teach the courses for the Pre-Law Academy. Both are passionate about helping students and have reputations for excellence in classroom instruction.
- One of the elements of the application is to submit a Personal Statement. Those reviewing applications for the Pre-Law Academy are looking for a good draft of a Personal Statement that could eventually be submitted to a law school. Since one aspect of the Pre-Law Academy will be to help you improve your personal statement, perfection is not the goal in this aspect of your application for the Academy.
- Generally, personal statements answer the question "Why do I want to go to law school?". If you are having trouble with this aspect of the Pre-Law Academy Application, you can reference our website on Personal Statements. You can also see the handouts from our Personal Statement Workshop that was held in October 2012.