University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Law School Preparation Institute

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Initiated in 1998, the Patti and Paul Yetter Center for Law is designed to help University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) students and the broader community understand the legal profession and gain entrance to law school.  We encourage you to learn more about this award-winning prelaw center at UTEP by navigating this website.  Highlighted below are some of the Center's activities and successes. The Law School Preparation Institute (LSPI), which is the Center's college program, takes place in the summer and consists of a rigorous workload focusing on the critical thinking skills, analytical writing skills, and study habits necessary for the pursuit of a legal education.




William Weaver
Contact Information:; 915-747-8867
Education: Attended the Defense Language Institute as a soldier in the U.S. Army, Defense language Institute; BA, California State University, Sacramento; MA, University of Virginia; JD, University of Virginia; Ph D, University of Virginia

Professor of Practice

Tracy Almanzan
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Education: JD, St. Mary's University

The University of Texas at El Paso
Patti and Paul Yetter Center for Law
Miners Hall 108
500 W University
El Paso, Texas 79968-0714

Phone: (915) 747-8866
Fax: (915) 747-6105


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