When he was in law school, Armin Salek noticed that most of his friends’ parents were also attorneys. That didn’t make for a very diverse pool of people entering the legal profession. To jump-start an interest in the law among young people who hadn’t been exposed to that career path, Salek created the Legal Eagle Internship at Austin’s Akins High School. It is the first high school legal aid clinic in the country. Salek was awarded the 2020 Rather Prize, which recognizes of “the best idea to innovate Texas education.” He plans to use the $10,000 he received to start more legal clinics.
Nation’s First High School Law Clinic Nurtures Fledgling Legal Eagles
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