The goal of the program is to promote and encourage New Mexico resident participation in the legal profession through early intervention with middle school students. Participants of the program receive information about the application and admissions processes to higher education, and are presented with information regarding the requirements to be admitted to UNM’s Law School.
Other integral program components include: a five-day stay at the University’s dormitories, educational field trips to the different courthouses in Albuquerque, philanthropy, college readiness preparation curriculum, leadership skills, team building exercises, and law preparation curriculum presented by a practicing local attorney. The program concludes with a mock trial presented at the District Courthouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico in front of an official courthouse judge and a jury made up of professional lawyers.
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