The Honorable José M. Rodríguez, Circuit Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida leads a mock class for local high school students.
It is never too early to provide young students interested in the law with support at the FIU College of Law. On Feb. 25, the college hosted its annual DiscoverLaw High School Visit Day for four local high schools: Hialeah Law Academy, Coral Reef Senior High, Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High, and COPE Center North.
With over 100 high school students from underrepresented and diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in attendance, students were exposed to the various aspects of a legal education.
The program, held in the Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, featured a video presentation from current law students discussing why they chose to attend law school; a mock class taught by the Honorable José M. Rodríguez, Circuit Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida; an interactive law student panel; and a tour of the building with current law-student ambassadors.
Students were also presented with information about the DiscoverLaw organization, a pipeline program created by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), to serve as a resource for high school students interested in pursuing a career in law.
“We aim to encourage and support students interested in the law and in their pursuit of a legal career,” said Roxanna Cruz, Associate Director of Recruitment & Marketing. “The DiscoverLaw program is an excellent resource and we work closely with them to ensure that we connect with as many as students as possible to effectively promote their initiatives, as well as, our mutual commitment to diversity.”