UREC announces honorees of its Pre-Law Institute

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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.

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