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February 29, 2008

UT Law hosts Law Academy for minority high school students

The University of Texas School of Law hosted its annual Law Academy for minority high school students this past Friday, February 23, 2008. The Law Academy is held annually and sponsored by the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) in conjunction with National Minority Law School Recruitment Month.

The Law Academy is designed to introduce historically underrepresented minority groups and socio-economically disadvantaged high school students to the legal profession and higher education in general.

Sixty-five students attended from Austin-area high schools, including Akins, Gonzalo Garza, and LBJ. The students participated in a mock class taught by a UT Law faculty member, a mock trial presented by current UT Law students, and panel discussions with members of the Law School student body. In addition, the students viewed a new video entitled “They Had a Dream Too” created by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. The video was introduced by three UT Law alumni who shared how important education is and how valuable it has been in their lives.

Related links:

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Law School Admission Council

Program contact: Samuel Riley, Director for Admissions Programs, (512) 232-1206, sriley@law.utexas.edu

Media contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications Office, (512) 471-7330, kfortune@law.utexas.edu