Any student who has completed his or her first year of law school by July 22, 2023 may apply to the program. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by your home school. Be sure to discuss The Academy with your course adviser before enrolling in the program.
If you require financial aid to attend the program, you must see Jenny Branson, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, by April 1, 2023. Contact Dean Branson at 254-710-4842 or at Jenny Branson to set up your meeting.
If you require financial aid, please see your school's financial aid office as soon as possible. Once you know your disbursement date, please notify Stephen Rispoli by email immediately. The deadline to notify Stephen Rispoli no later than April 1, 2023. If you need financial aid to cover your tuition and other fees, please note each of those fee deadlines.
All forms must be completed for your application to be complete.
The Academy is limited to approximately 72 students, and attendance is subject to submitting an application and receiving an email accepting you into the Academy. By submitting an application, you are attesting that you are in good academic standing at your law school. Visit our Tuition and Fees page for more information about the letter of good standing that must be submitted to attend the Academy.
It is unlikely that participation in the Baylor Academy of the Advocate at St Andrews program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should refer to their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 305, Interpretation 4.
Clicking the "Apply Now" button will direct you to the Academy of the Advocate Application on the Bears Abroad website (bearsabroad.baylor.edu). Please note that the webpages on this website take some time to load, so please be patient. The "Apply Now" button is only for first-time applications. If you start and save your work on an application to finish it later, please login to bearsabroad.baylor.edu to continue that application. Clicking the "Apply Now" button again will start a new application.
Baylor students should use their BearID and password. Non-Baylor students should click the "Non-BU Login/Password" link at the top right of the BearsAbroad website, and then select "I am a new user. Please email me login credentials." From there you will get a simple form to fill out and login credentials will be emailed to you. (Please be sure to check your junk mailbox for the email if you do not receive it shortly after submitting the form.)
Please contact Stephen Rispoli for any questions.
The Baylor Law School Academy of the Advocate at St Andrews has been approved by the American Bar Association Accreditation Committee.