The Patricia and Paul Yetter Law School Preparation Institute’s summer college-level program is for UTEP undergraduate students who have not already received a bachelor’s degree and who plan to graduate from UTEP.
Please submit the appropriate application as determined by the eligibility requirements. Visit the LSPI College Program page for more information about the college summer programs.
NEW STUDENT APPLICANTS:
- Eligible applicants are UTEP undergraduate students who, by the start of the Spring 2019 semester, have earned at least 24 credits from UTEP and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Consistent with law school admissions practices, all classes and credits that go toward the first bachelor's degree, including classes and credits earned at other higher education institutions, will be used to calculate a student's cumulative GPA.)
- Phase I only (May 20 - July 12): Apply if you have at least two summers left before you graduate.
- Phase I and II (May 20 - August 2): Apply if you have only one summer left before you graduate.
- To advance from Phase I to Phase II, even in the same summer, students must successfully complete Phase I, as determined by LSPI faculty.
RETURNING STUDENT APPLICANTS:
- Eligible applicants are returning LSPI students who have successfully completed Phase I in a previous summer, as determined by LSPI faculty, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Consistent with law school admissions practices, all classes and credits that go toward the first bachelor's degree, including classes and credits earned at other higher education institutions, will be used to calculate a student's cumulative GPA.)
Currently, we are not accepting applications.
Contact: Rachel Serrano
The LSPI extends across two phases with an academic year sandwiched in between. For Summer 2019 only, Phase I will be held in May and June, and Phase II will be held in July. While some students take both phases in the same summer, it is advisable to apply to the LSPI College Summer Program early in your undergraduate career so you can get the full benefit of the Institute across two summers and two academic years.
Admission to the Law School Preparation Institute is competitive and undertaken through a committee process. Each member of the committee makes an independent judgment concerning each applicant and the committee then meets to discuss each applicant's record and to reach consensus about admissions decisions.