Pathways provides insight about the law and the legal profession to high school students, in hopes of encouraging talented and diverse students to consider a legal career. Pathways offers resources in multiple formats to enhance and support course curriculums in law, history, civics, STEM, or government.
Pathways’ primary objectives are to:
- Create an opportunity for diverse and talented students to learn the skills for a career in law. The program will discuss the core competencies for a career in law, as outlined by the American Bar Association, including problem solving, critical reading, writing and editing, oral communication and listening.
- Provide access to law students, attorneys, and judges who will serve as discussion leaders at Pathways events and possible long term mentors for students interested in pursuing a legal career.
- Shape a pathway to a career in law. Students will be provided guidance on the academic path to law school, including 2-year and 4-year college options. In addition, student will be given information on scholarships, financial aid, and other avenues available to help fund their educations.