UH Law Center’s award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program celebrates five years of promoting diversity in legal education
The eight-week summer course is designed to increase diversity among law school applicants and to provide students from low-income, first generation, and underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to seriously consider a legal education. The program divides students into two tracks — LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.Org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program and Scholar II.
The program, now in its fifth year, began with generous financial support from Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. It was established by Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Program Director Kristen Guiseppi. Professor Meredith J. Duncan, director of Metropolitan Programs and the George Butler Research Professor of Law, oversees the program.
“I applaud Dean Baynes’ efforts to develop and execute this program at UH,” Short said. “The demographics of our student population truly reflect the diversity of our city, and I am delighted to see that Dean Baynes has taken that approach towards changing the demographics of the legal profession.”