July 6, 2018 – Students in the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program discussed their academic and career interests during in a recent visit with UH Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short and Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
"Provost Short is an incredible role model and a model citizen for the University of Houston," Baynes said. "She is a very strong leader that has really helped the university grow. We appreciate her dedication to the program and for speaking with students."
The program's 43 scholars discussed their passion for attending law school and what led them to the Law Center this summer during the gathering in the Hendricks Heritage Room. Short noted the common thread of wanting to enact positive change among all the students.
"The legal profession is known for its ability to change lives, and I'm very impressed with all of you and what you've shared about your commitment and passion for helping people," Short said. "We're honored you are here, and you are very fortunate to be a part of this program. It didn't exist before Dean Baynes arrived at the Law Center.
"In my discussions with him about this program, I knew immediately it could be a game-changer not only for this university but also for people who want to enter the legal profession or at least understand what it takes to do it."