On Saturday, October 26, the tenth annual Day at Law School will invite hundreds of middle and high school students (and their parents) from across California to visit UC Hastings and learn more about the importance of completing high school and graduating from college - especially for young people from low-income communities and communities of color. Day at Law School is unique in that it is often the first opportunity for these young people to visit an institution of higher education, and more importantly, meet law students and attorneys who can serve as academic, career, and peer mentors for a day. More information about Day at Law School is included in the attachments below.
Day at Law School is organized by the minority law student associations of UC Hastings and the Legal Education Opportunity Program. As such, MBC member organizations are particularly welcome to make Day at Law School a success.
To that end, Day at Law School welcomes volunteer attorneys to sit on law student/attorney panels that will answer questions from students and their parents about the importance of higher education for young people from low-income communities and communities of color. The panels will provide perspective by illustrating how diversity continues to be a challenge in professions such as the law. It also represents one of the first opportunities for a young person to meet law students and attorneys who share similar personal backgrounds and common life experiences.
Volunteer attorneys are needed for the following panel times:
- 10:00 to 10:50
- 10:55 to 11:45
- 12:45 to 1:35
- 1:40 to 2:30
Volunteer attorneys are also welcome to help in other ways (e.g., having lunch with Day at Law School participants; participating in mock trials; engaging young people in small roups).
If you are available to volunteer on a panel, or know someone who is, please contact Alfredo Coria at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief bio/resume and your availability.
If you are available to volunteer in another capacity, please contact the Day at Law School committee at email@example.com.
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