Jan. 7, 2016 -- Local high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in law are welcome to attend Discover Law Day 2016 on Feb. 6. Discover Law Day will be hosted by the University of Houston Law Center in partnership with the South Texas Law School, Thurgood Marshall Law School and Law School Admission Council.
Discover Law Day is one of the many ways the University of Houston Law Center seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession and to give back to the community.
The purpose of the event is to inform students about the benefits of a career in law. Students who come from an ethnically or racially diverse background are encouraged to attend the event.
“It is never too early to start thinking about law school, but without exposure it may not be considered,” said associate director of law admissions Pilar Mensah. “They may discover a genuine interest for the law they didn’t know existed. Interacting with current law students and legal professionals also builds confidence in the students and helps them realize they are capable of the same achievements.”
Participants will have the chance to sit in on a mock class and learn about the law school admissions process. Discover Law Day will offer interested students the opportunity to network with current law students and law school admission representatives. Attendees may also tour the UH Law Center at the conclusion of the event.
“One of the main things we think students should do is prepare and make informed choices,” said program manager Kristen Guiseppi. “By providing them with the knowledge that is necessary, they’re able to make better choices moving forward while in high school and when they get to college. The earlier we’re able to intervene in these students’ lives, the easier it is for them as they progress through college to continue on that trajectory of getting into a good law school.”
Discover Law Day 2016 is free of charge to attend and lunch will be provided.
University of Houston Law Center Media Contact: John Brannen, Senior Writer, 713-743-3055, firstname.lastname@example.org