Texas Tech University

TTU Pre-Law Academy

Description and Mission

The Texas Tech Pre-Law Academy is a four-week program for undergraduate students 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 classes at the Texas Tech University School of Law campus in Lubbock, Texas. During the second summer session, students also have the option to participate in an internship in the legal profession.

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 to create a vision for themselves as law students and lawyers.

Academy Structure

Three required courses comprise the Academy:

  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)

If students are enrolled in the Pre-Law Academy, they must take all three courses during the first summer session of 2014. An internship (variable 1-3 credit hours) during the second summer is optional.

Academy Faculty


  1. Catherine L. Langford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies
  2. Wendy Adele Humphrey, M.Ed., J.D., Associate Professor of Law

Dr. Langford will teach the Argumentation and Debate course. Professor Humphrey will teach the Legal Analysis & Advocacy course and the Seminar course, and she will oversee the optional internship component.


Frequently Asked Questions

View the 2018 application

Early application due date: November 17, 2017

Application due date: February 23, 2018

For more information, contact the TTU Prelaw Program