Last week the annual Legal Education Awareness Program took place at the U of MN law school. Each year the four MN law schools collaborate and put on a half-day program for current high school students to learn about obtaining a legal education.
There were over 150 students in attendance at the event this year. Students heard from a variety of people who spoke about careers in the law, the undergraduate admissions process and how to utilize opportunities throughout high school and undergrad. The purpose of the program is to show students that higher education is possible and that they all have the potential to make a difference.
The session ended with a panel discussion that included law students from each of the MN law schools. The law students answered questions from the audience regarding their experience in law school. They also shared advice and gave suggestions to the high school students about preparing for law school. The high school students throughout the day were engaged, respectful and seemed motivated about higher education as they left the event. During lunch many of the students in attendance indicated that they were inspired by the panelists and hope to continue their education.
The 2012 LEAP program will be held in March at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. For additional information on the program, please visit the website.