The Law School is currently hosting the 2017 edition of Discover Law, a program to introduce undergraduate students from Huston Tillotson University and UT to the world of law school. This year’s events are the subject of a profile on the website of The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. we reprint their article here, with permission.
Aspiring Lawyers Kick Off First Week of Discover Law
This week, a group of rising sophomores and juniors from UT Austin and Huston-Tillotson University have kicked off the first leg of their five-week journey into the world of law. From July 10 through Aug. 11, they will be participating in DiscoverLaw.org PLUS, an immersive residential program that prepares students for law school and beyond.
Within the short span of a week, the students have already taken classes in law school writing, legal ethics, LSAT prep and resume writing. They’ve also participated in mock trails at the School of Law’s ornate Eidman courtroom.
On Friday, July 14, the students capped off the week with a service project, learning early on that a large part of becoming a well-rounded lawyer is giving back to the community they serve. Throughout the day, they took a large group of Manor ISD High school students under their wing as they toured the School of Law campus and participated in mock trials. The high schoolers are participants in Breakthrough Central Texas, a college prep program that helps students become the first in their families to attend college.
Throughout the next four weeks, the students will cover the gamut in all things law school, from interpreting and analyzing legalese to exploring the judicial system at the State Capitol to meeting with attorneys in law offices and courtrooms.
DiscoverLaw.org PLUS is a campaign of the Law School Admission Council and is offered by The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University. The program is administered by the DDCE’s Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence. Visit this website for more details.