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UTSA's Annual Law School Fair

Each October brings representatives from over 100 U.S. law schools to the 1604 campus.

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SLSPA Students

Showing off their "Certificate of Legal Reasoning" at the SLSPA Graduation Ceremony.

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Summer Law School Preparation Academy

Welcomes students each June to an intensive program of classes, speakers, and LSAT preparation.


The Institute for Law and Public Affairs supports UTSA students interested in pursuing careers in law through advising, internships, special events, the Legal Studies minor, and its hallmark, the Summer Law School Preparation Academy. Hundreds of students have graduated from the Summer Law School Preparation Academy since its inception in 2001, and in the years since the program began its alumni have gained admission to over 150 law schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Europe.

The ILPA is located at the UTSA downtown campus in BV 4.356 and welcomes students from all academic disciplines. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter, and can join the pre-law mailing list by completing the contact form on the Contact Us page or emailing

The Institute for Law and Public Affairs
501 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX, 78207
210.458.2993 (fax)

News & Announcements

  • Personal statement and resume consultation is available by appointment - call the office at 210.458.2990 to schedule your appointment now.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Summer Law School Preparation Academy. You can download the PDF here and submit it to us in email.
  • The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs, partnering with the Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, is proud to bring the 2013 Law School Fair to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), at the University Center North (UC) located in the Main Campus, Friday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.