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Professor Rachael Salcido talking with Discover Law Day students after her mock class.

Professor Rachael Salcido talking with Discover Law Day students after her mock class.

Local High and Middle School Students Discover Law at McGeorge

March 31, 2016

Tags: Business & Community, 2016, News

McGeorge School of Law hosted more than 475 Sacramento-area junior high and high school students on campus at two “Discover Law Day” events on Feb. 12 and March 18, 2016.

The free program primarily focused on historically underrepresented groups and first-generation college aspirants. The Office of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) co-sponsored the program.

More than 275 students attended the first event on Feb. 12 featured a mock class with Associate Dean Michael Colatrella, a campus tour and scavenger hunt led by McGeorge students, and an alumni-student panel with Serena Kallas, ’14, Bahar Madani, ’17, and Jose Parra, ’17. Jose Parra, ’17, led a tour of campusStudents from Florin High (Domestic and International Law Academy), C.K. McClatchy High (Law and Public Policy Academy) Luther Burbank High (Law and Social Justice Academy), Westlake Charter School and Valley High School and Heron middle schools attended the full day of law school immersion activities. 

The second “Discover Law Day”  on March 18 hosted 200 students from James Rutter Middle School, Norwood Jr. High, Pinkerton Middle School and Sacramento High School. The program featured a mock class with Professor Rachael Salcido, a campus tour and scavenger hunt led by McGeorge students, and an alumni-student panel with Dionne Choyce, '01, Sylvia La Rosa, '17, Anthony Crisostomo, '16, Lauryn Tully, '16, Emily Reynolds, '16, Henry Okoro, LLM Candidate, and Ehsan Salehian, JSD Candidate, '18.