Future Lawyers Day: A Look at the Legal Profession
Sixty high school students from Propel Braddock Hills, Propel Andrew Street, Imani Christian Academy, and the Pittsburgh-area YSD Educational Consultants College Prep program will have an opportunity to see what lawyers actually do and tackle legal issues arising from a real-life cyberbullying situation during this year’s Future Lawyers Day: A Look at the Legal Profession, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 19 on the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.
Funded by the Law School Admission Council’s Diversity Pipeline Program, Future Lawyers Day is designed to expose high school students to the field of law and opportunities in the legal profession. This year’s program will begin with breakfast and a morning session at Duquesne University School of Law, 600 Forbes Avenue, followed by lunch and an afternoon session at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
Members of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s Minority Bar Committee and law students from both Pitt and Duquesne will engage high schoolers in activities that will encourage them to share their ideas and questions about college, law school, and law school preparation. Students also will explore a compelling example of the ways in which law and the legal profession impact everyday life.
About the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Diversity Pipeline Program
Pitt’s School of Law launched the Diversity Pipeline program in the spring of 2012. The three-pronged effort encourages high school students to explore and discuss their constitutional rights, to practice skills for resolving conflict through mediation, and to consider opportunities in the legal profession. The overall purpose of the program is to encourage high schoolers’ interest in the law and to increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in both law school and the legal profession.