(Baton Rouge, LA) – Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, in partnership with Southern University Law Center (SULC), is pleased to announce the 2020 College & Career Ready Pre-Law Institute scholars.
Established in 2017, the Pre-Law Institute introduces high school students to civics, law and criminal justice at SULC. This year’s institute is under the guidance of Program Instructor and third year SULC student, Angela Jackson, and UREC Program Coordinator and Site Coordinator, Trenecia Smith. As a new feature of this year’s institute, scholars will participate in a book club that focuses on truth, racial-healing, and transformation. They will read books such as the award-winning novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which will allow them to analyze and discuss the law and current issues through the lens of youth and young adults. Pre-law scholars will also facilitate the signature mock-trial at SULC’s moot courtroom and network with Baton Rouge attorneys and judges.
The 2020 Pre-Law Scholars are:
- Jalaya Carter
- Aubrey Populars
- Ronald Randall
- Christopher Selders
- Michael Simpson
- Alex Taylor
- Serenity Williams
- Michael Wicker
- Jayda Woods (2nd year participant)
- Nijah Raby
According to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics occupational forecast, the number of attorneys will increase by 6% by 2028. This Pre-Law Institute cohort aspires to attain careers in family, corporate, civil rights and entertainment law, government, or politics.
UREC Youth Program Director Kathryn Robinson said: “UREC’s College & Career Ready Pre-Law institute is designed to give Baton Rouge youth the foundation and preparation needed to pursue legal studies and careers in this growing field of opportunities.”
Southern University Law Center Chancellor John Pierre said: “The Southern University Law Center is delighted to partner with UREC’s Pre-Law institute for the third consecutive year, as we work collaboratively to develop the next generation of legal professionals and leaders.”
UREC’s College & Career Ready Pre-Law Institute is a 21st Century Community Learning Center that provides after-school learning. Community partners include Southern University Law Center, the City of Baton Rouge, Huey & Angelina Wilson Foundation, Kean Miller, LLP, and Louisiana Department of Education.
For more information, contact Kathryn Robinson, Program Director, at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.