Jan. 29, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program was honored on the hardwood at the Fertitta Center on Sunday.
UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost Dr. Paula Myrick Short, Dean Leonard M. Baynes, Program Director Kristen Guiseppi and current UH Law students and Pipeline participants Mason Malone, Stephanie Nweke, and Mykal Peterson were cheered on by fans at midcourt during halftime of Sunday's men's basketball game against South Florida.
The Pre-Law Pipeline Program was established by a grant from the Provost’s office. It will welcome its sixth class in June.
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 Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program and Scholar II.
The American Bar Association's Council for Diversity in the Education Pipeline named the program the winner of the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity in 2019. The program has been cited as a key reason why the Law Center has won four consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awards from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.