Aug. 3, 2020 – In a recent virtual panel discussion, soon-to-be college freshmen and other high school students received guidance on making the transition to university life from five current participants in the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program.
The event was part of the Houston Bar Association's Communities in Schools (HBA CIS) program, which provides high school students with employment and enrichment activities in the legal field to help further their knowledge of the practice of law.
Among the topics discussed were finding a balance between college, work and life, what adjustments are needed for an undergraduate education, managing with COVID-19 as a college student and others.
Speakers included Olivia Boykin, who attends Towson University, Yamile Cedillo of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, University of Houston student Le'Aundrea Fields, Concordia College – Moorehead student Avyan Mejdeen, and Jaylah Richie of Dillard University.
“For the third year, the University of Houston Law Center has partnered with HBA CIS to provide pre-law and college advice to high school students and incoming college freshmen,” said Program Director Kristen Guiseppi. “We recognize the benefit of exposing students to the possibilities of a legal career early on in their collegiate journey while also providing a platform for our pipeline scholars to share their college experiences. We are thrilled to be able to achieve both through this partnership.”