UREC Announces the 2018 Pre-Law Institute Scholars in Partnership with Southern University Law Center

(Baton Rouge) – A cohort of 15 aspiring youth from Greater Baton Rouge area high schools will receive university level exposure to the profession and practice of law through the Pre-Law Institute presented by Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation’s (UREC) College & Career Ready Initiative in partnership with Southern University Law Center (SULC).
The Pre-Law Institute is a 14-week, after-school intensive that introduces high school students to civics, law and the criminal justice system, while studying under the auspices of pre-law instructors at SULC. The academic portion of the course will incorporate curriculum from the Education Development Center’s Law and Justice Program.
To optimize the academic component, the institute will include experiential learning through mock trial preparation and facilitation.  Participants will also have access to the law center’s state-of-the-art moot court room and will engage in developmental seminars with local legal professionals.
Participants in the inaugural 2018 Pre-Law Institute are:
  • Hallah Bakari
  • Joseph Delaney
  • Kyra Griffin
  • Chelsea Johnson
  • Kyndall Johnson
  • Yasmine Little
  • Roderick Mason, Jr.
  • Brea Miles
  • Cameryn Moore
  • Charisma Raby
  • Jameracle Rogers
  • MiAngel Sanders
  • Devin Scott
  • LeShyne Smith
  • LaDainia Sparks
UREC President & CEO Emel Alexander said: “Over the years, Southern University has generously availed resources that allow us to facilitate high quality college and career readiness opportunities to Baton Rouge area youth. This expanded partnership with Southern University Law Center offers a competitive edge to underserved youth who desire careers in law.”  
Southern University Law Center Chancellor John Pierre said: “The Southern University Law Center is proud to partner with UREC to enhance the educational experiences of students in their formative years. We hope that this experience will enhance the college and career readiness of the motivated students who are taking part in the Pre-Law Institute.  We look forward to a long partnership with UREC, as well as enhancing programs that expose high school students to law and legal education, such as the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project and the Minority Law and Research Institute.”
The Pre-Law Institute will culminate with two mock trials scheduled for March 2018.  For more information, contact UREC Youth Program Director Kathryn Robinson at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or krobinson@urecbr.com.  
About UREC’s College & Career Ready Initiative
Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation’s College and Career Ready Initiative is a 21st Century Community Learning Center that provides afterschool and summer learning programs with the support of sponsors.  Institutes include the: ACT and College Admissions Prep Institute; Pre-Law Institute; Emergency Medical Responder Institute; and IGNITE Fellowship & Entrepreneurship Institute with a paid internship. Learn more at www.urecbr.com.