July 11, 2019 -Incoming college freshmen and high school seniors in the Houston Bar Association's Communities in Schools program received advice on how to adapt and prepare for life at a university during a panel discussion last week at the University of Houston Law Center.
The HBA Communities in Schools program provides local high school students with employment opportunities and enrichment activities in the legal field to help further their knowledge of the practice of law.
The panelists are currently participating in LSAC's Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, which is part of the Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program.
They included Brianne Ortiz of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, Kyle Pope of Morehouse College, Tamiya Troy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Houston 3+3 students Rida Sarwar and Kareem Soussan.
Among topics discussed were the factors to consider when selecting a school, the application process, financial aid, how to apply for and secure scholarships, and juggling work with school among others.