Texas Tech University

TTU Pre-Law Academy

Description and Mission:

Are you interested in attending law school? Consider the prestigious Texas Tech University Pre-Law Academy. Students accepted into the 2019 Pre-Law Academy (Summer I) will be more prepared for the competitive law school admissions process and the demands of law school. All seven credit hours count toward a minor in Legal Studies, and students in the Honors College can earn three hours of Honors credit.

2019 Pre-Law Academy:

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the 2019 Application

Regular Decision application deadline: March 1, 2019

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.