UBC law students are reaching out to local high school students by presenting workshops in Vancouver-area high schools.
The club’s, Legal Education Outreach (LEO), main purpose is to engage high school students with legal issues and encourage them to consider law as a possible educational option. Also, LEO has a specific focus on connecting with students from schools “whose student bodies are underrepresented in law schools and in the legal profession.”
The program first began in 2008/2009 and has grown significantly since then. LEO does about 20 workshops in schools each year. In addition,LEO’s executive also hosted over 80 high school students and their teachers at Allard Hall. This coming year, the club plans to bring students to Allard Hall for an invitational Moot.
LEO President is extremely proud of the work that LEO does, describing volunteering for LEO as a “win/win/win” situation since it provides a valuable service to the community, gives law students a fun and enjoyable opportunity and does not require a significant time commitment to get involved.