Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Baylor University has canceled all study abroad programs. This cancellation is necessary to support the global effort to fight the spread of the virus and to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the wider community. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of the cancellation.
We will resume the Academy in 2021. If you haven’t graduated by then, we hope that you will consider applying for next year’s program. We are committed to making it the best offering of the program yet.
Any student who has completed his or her first year of law school by July 25, 2020 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 13, 2020. 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 13, 2020. 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 and students that are in the admission process to Baylor should indicate that they are currently not registered users at BU and that they should create a new user profile and log in using the log in credentials emailed to them.
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.