Talk about an unbelievable experience. If you have a passion for law and are thinking about applying for law school or maybe finishing up a legal studies minor then the PreLaw Academy is right for you. If you want to know more about it then keep reading because this time last year, I was in your shoes, trying to decide whether or not I should apply for the PreLaw Academy. Well, I chose right, it was an incredible learning experience. But, I should forewarn you. This is not a simple summer session; it is intense. The readings are long/deep and are not something that you can simply skim over to grasp. The writing is not a lower level class level… try upper level x10. And be prepared to hold your own in a debate. Your views and opinions will get challenged every step of the way. But that’s the joy of it. Welcome to a preview of law school. Although the classes are intense (except for the really fun seminar with field-trips , you gain an incredible amount of knowledge and experience in a short period of time. When else do you get to prepare an oral argument for an appellate court? Or write a legal memo? Or learn that Texas has two Supreme Courts, not just one? Or learn about the most important cases in U.S. history that have impacted our laws and society, as we know it today. For formality, you’ll learn concepts related to the legal system in both Texas and the U.S. including both the court structures and legal authorities. You’ll get introduced to legal analysis and learn the format for legal writing and its citation. But you will get to interact and make connections with current lawyers, law school deans, and professors (where else do you get to do that?) at roundtable events. (The whole field trip thing I was talking about earlier.) You may cry a few times throughout it all, and wonder why you signed yourself up for such insanity (which you have now been forewarned about) but I promise it is all worth it in the end.
Apply for the 2014 PreLaw Academy HERE.