Mission and Goals
Initiated in 1998, the mission and goals of the Patti and Paul Yetter Center for Law are to help students prepare for law school by developing their critical thinking skills and study habits, and by mentoring them toward the maturity, responsibility and integrity required of law students and lawyers. The Center strives to educate, inform, and guide UTEP students and members of the community about the advantages of legal training. The Center for Law provides a variety of law and prelaw-related programs that serve undergraduate students, high school students, middle school students, and the general community. The minor in Legal Reasoning is made available through the Center, and Center faculty and staff advise students on all aspects of the law school application process and on law school in general. Students admitted to the Law School Preparation Institute participate in an intensive summer program and are afforded opportunities to work with the legal community through internship experiences and Center clinical education (CASA, EMPOWER, and AMPARO programs). The Center for Law also offers its High School Law Camp each summer, and collaborates with educational and community partners in its high school outreach efforts.