UREC’s Pre-Law Scholars Receive National Recognition, Named to American Bar Association’s Civic & Law Honor Roll

UREC Pre-Law Scholar Kyndall Johnson presented with American Bar Association Civic & Law Honor Roll
Certificate from Baton Rouge Bar Association representatives Linda Law Clark (president), Donna Buuck, and, Jamie Flowers.

(Baton Rouge, LA) –  A dynamic group of Baton Rouge area high school students have earned national recognition for their participation in and successful completion of Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation’s College & Career Ready Pre-Law Institute, which was offered in partnership with Southern University Law Center.

Sponsoring organization, The Baton Rouge  Bar Association,   has named the following pre-law scholars to the American Bar Association Civic & Law Honor Roll:

  • Hallah Bakari
  • Joseph Delaney
  • Kyra Griffin
  • Chelsea Johnson
  • Kyndall Johnson
  • Roderick Mason, Jr.
  • Brea Miles
  • Cameryn Moore
  • Charisma Raby
  • Jameracle Rogers
  • MiAngel Sanders
  • LeShyne Smith
  • LaDainia Sparks.

The prestigious award recognizes high school students from throughout the United States who have demonstrated a commitment to civic learning and engagement.

For 14-weeks, UREC’s pre-law scholars:  studied civics, law and the criminal justice system; observed and participated in the public policy making process; and networked with attorneys during visits to the 19th Judicial Courthouse and Kean Miller LLP. The pre-law scholars demonstrated their knowledge and skills in a culminating event—a mock trial of a criminal case.

Southern University Law Center, Kean Miller LLP and Capital Area United Way sponsored UREC’s College & Career Ready pre-law institute.  Community partners included:  The Baton Rouge Bar Association and The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the LINKS, Inc.

To learn more about UREC’s College & Career Ready Initiative, contact Kathryn Robinson at krobinson@urecbr.com or (225) 356-8871 x204.

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