Who is eligible to apply and participate?
The program is only open to students at the University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University who have completed at least 30 hours but no more than 60 hours in residence at their institution. Additionally, eligible students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
How much does the program cost for participants?
There is no cost to participants. Room and meals are provided, as well as a small stipend.
How much of a time commitment will the program require?
The program is designed to be rigorous and intensive. Participants will be expected to take part in all seminars, workshops, and activities during the DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program as well as enrichment, mentoring and related activities during the academic year.
Who should I ask to recommend me for this program?
You should choose recommenders who can talk about your interest in a career in law, your general academic strengths and leadership skills, and the your specific aptitude and potential to develop the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in law school and the legal profession.
What if I don’t know if I want to be a lawyer, but I’m interested in Law as a field?
Not everyone with a law degree actually takes the Bar exam and becomes a practicing lawyer. But, the training and skill sets that getting a law degree provides are useful in a wide range of settings. If you have a serious interest in Law as a field, you should consider applying.
When do I apply?
The application will open on Friday, February 17, 2017. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT.
When will I know whether I have been accepted or not?
Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, April 24, 2017.
Is food provided during the summer?
Yes, food is provided in this program. You will receive a certain number of Dining Dollars to use at your discretion, for any meals you want. During certain events, such as socials and speaker panels, the program will also provide food.
Will I have free time during the summer program?
Students can expect to have limited down time that they can make use of. It is up to them if they would like to use that time to get ahead in assignments or to engage in social activities.
What is the dress code?
The general dress code for the program is business casual. During certain occasions, we will ask student to be in professional dress. We will notify students, in advance, of these occasions.
Will I have assignments outside of class?
Students will be assigned homework, and it is up to them as to when they will do it. Students will have to plan their free time accordingly.
Can I bring my car, if so is parking provided?
Students are allowed to have their cars during the duration of the summer program, but the program will not pay for parking. Students may purchase a parking permit during that summer session.
Will I have the same access to UT resources if I am an HT student?
Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive an EID and a student ID. These will give you access to all of the amenities that UT students have; this includes access to the Library and WiFi.