Dean Mark E. Brandon welcomed the second class of the Alabama LSAC Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program to the Law School on Monday, June 3.
Brandon encouraged the participants to educate themselves broadly. It’s not enough, he said, for students to discover that they love criminal law, or contracts, or constitutional law.
“You’ll be better as a lawyer if you challenge yourself across all areas of the law,” he said.
The PLUS program, funded by a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council, helps prepare students for the law school admission process, success in law school, and careers in the legal profession.
During four weeks of rigorous study, participants will receive an introduction to the law, including legal writing and analysis, and legal ethics. Participants will visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Equal Justice Initiative, and the Tuscaloosa Federal Courthouse.
The program attracts promising students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession.