LSAC DiscoverLaw.org PLUS Program, Huston-Tillotson University, and The University of Texas at Austin
The overarching goal of the HT/UT DiscoverLaw.org PLUS Program is to increase the number of UT Austin and Huston-Tillotson University undergraduate students of color who apply and are accepted into law school. However, additional goals are embedded within the program such as increasing the college persistence and success rates of our students.
- Funded by the Law School Admission Council
- 20 total participants, 10 from Huston-Tillotson University, and 10 from The University of Texas at Austin
- Five-week summer program, beginning Sunday, July 9, 2017
- Program open only to rising sophomores and juniors (at least 24 hours but no more than 60 hours of college credit in residence by the end of the Spring 2017 Semester).
- Preference given to students who have signed up for DiscoverLaw.org
- Logic/Critical Thinking and Argumentation
- Legal Research and Reading
- Legal Writing
- Oral Advocacy
- Law and Social Justice
- The Socratic Method
- Constitutional Law
- Race, Gender and the Law
- Legal Research (How to use the Law Library)
- Legal Writing: What to Expect
- Analyzing legal texts/arguments
- Logical Reasoning and Making Persuasive Oral Arguments
- How to Prepare for Law School Applications
- Law School Admissions
Oral Arguments in front of panel of law faculty and legal professionals.
LSAT Preparation (curriculum provided by the Law School Admission Council)
Students undertake a series of workshops that teach about the format, skills tested, purpose and use of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) as one part of law school application process. Students will learn about some methods of preparation, resources available, and have the opportunity to practice some LSAT items.
The Learning Community is designed to support the Discover Law student cohorts on their three-year path toward law school admission with a small learning community support system, mentoring, LSAT study and preparation activities, and law school application support activities:
- Form Discover Law cohort/small learning community.
- Mentoring throughout college career from current law students and faculty.
- Integrate, time management, financial management, study skills, and test-anxiety management classes, into curriculum.
- Form and coach LSAT study groups.
- UT Law School Admissions Office will coordinate a “mock admissions panel” for students to learn how applications are reviewed.