Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC) is pleased to announce that members of its 2018-2019 College & Career Ready Pre-Law Institute have finished their courses.
The program was offered in partnership with Southern University Law Center (SULC). The students have been named to the American Bar Association’s Civic & Law Honor roll by sponsoring bar association, Baton Rouge Bar Association.
The honorees are:
- Jacoby Coleman
- Jesuyia Farlow
- Chelsea Johnson
- Ayanna Washington
- Cesar Williams
- Jayda Woods
- Jailen Wright
The honorees were formally announced and recognized during the Pre-Law Institute’s culminating event—a mock trial, which was held at SULC’s moot courtroom. During the mock trial pre-law scholars presented and argued a criminal defense case before a volunteer mock trial judge and jury.
Following deliberation, the volunteer jurors decided unanimously in favor of the prosecution. Pre-law scholars Cesar Williams, Jayda Woods and Jailen Wright prosecuted the case.
Attorney Troy Humphrey served as mock trial judge.
UREC’s College & Career Ready Pre-Law Institute is a 14-week learning opportunity that introduces students to civics, law, and the criminal justice system, while affording them the opportunity to study under instructors who are law students at SULC.