BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC) is accepting applications for their 2022 College & Career Ready Initiative’s Pre-Law Institute for Baton Rouge high school students with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

The initiative is offered in partnership with Southern University Law Center. There is no cost to participate, previous attendees are eligible to re-apply.

According to UREC—parents and guardians can apply students for the program online at

Students will have access to the following skills below;

  • Network with law professionals
  • Participate in a mock trial
  • Gain experience with preparing an opening statement, writing a closing argument, introducing evidence, and examining witnesses
  • Develop an understanding of the civil and criminal justice systems

UREC is a nonprofit community development organization that has served Baton Rouge families since 1992. For more information, contact Kathryn Robinson, Program Director, at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or