Leaps and bounds

Kim Norwood, J.D., professor of law, addresses Soldan High School students as part of a new collaboration between law students and Mound City Bar Association lawyers to encourage juniors and seniors at Soldan to pursue going to law school. During the fall semester, law students in Norwood’s “Race, Education & the Legal Profession” course participated in the new program, which Norwood calls Law Exposure And Professionalism Strategies (LEAPS). Many of the law students will continue as volunteer mentors to the 18 high-school students and will offer workshops on getting into college, preparing for SAT and ACT exams, resume writing and interview skills.