Texas Tech University

TTU Pre-Law Academy

Description and Mission:

The Texas Tech University Pre-Law Academy (PLA) is a prestigious summer program for undergraduate students who are interested in attending law school and pursuing a career in the legal field. Students enrolled in the Pre-Law Academy will spend approximately four weeks taking three courses. The mission of the Pre-Law Academy is to prepare students for the competitive law school admissions process and the demands of law school, while also helping students create a vision for themselves as law students and lawyers.

2019 Pre-Law Academy:

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the 2019 Application

Early Decision application deadline: November 16, 2018

For more information, please contact Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey at (806) 834-4446 or wendy.humphrey@ttu.edu.

Pre-Law Academy Structure:

The PLA includes the following courses:

1. Argumentation and Debate COMS 3314 (3 credit hours)

2. Lawyering Skills: Legal Analysis & Advocacy PLAW 4301(3 credit hours)

3. Seminar in the Legal Profession PLAW 3101 (1 credit hour)

Students admitted into the Pre-Law Academy must take these three courses. All seven credit hours count towards a Legal Studies minor, and students in the Honors College may receive general Honors credit for PLAW 4301.

If a student has already taken Argumentation and Debate, the Pre-Law Academy course may be taken as an independent study. In addition, upon successful completion of the Academy, students may have the option to participate in an internship during the second summer session.