Law-school Community Assists with CCLI Event

Professor Charles Calleros recently led several other students and staff from the College of Law in providing information, inspiration, and skill-building for about 50 high school students participating in the A.S.U. Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute. 
On June 8, at the downtown ASU campus, 2L Rob Gorden led a workshop on debate techniques, followed by a workshop by Professor Calleros on legal method. Both workshops were interactive, requiring students to develop and present persuasive arguments. Also attending and assisting were the College of Law Pro Bono Programs Director Kristine Reich and recent graduate Marisol Diaz. “Between the two workshops, we even taught them some Latin dance, just as a fun exercise,” Calleros said.
On June 9, the CCLI students visited the College of Law for a mentoring program organized by Calleros, Reich, and Lydia Montelongo. Starting at 4:30 pm, Calleros introduced members of a panel consisting of two undergraduate students, two law students (one a recent graduate), and four attorneys, all members of the Phoenix chapter of the Hispanic National Bar Association National Mentoring program. The panel spoke to the students – and answered their questions – about higher education, careers in law, and the kinds of academic achievement and community service that help prepare students for college, law school, and the practice of law. Panel members included undergraduates Ileana Salinas and Gladys Contreras, 2L Jamaar Williams, recent law graduate Marisol Diaz, and attorneys Jessica Sanchez (Class of 2006), Christina Noyes (Class of 1996), Steven Rendell (Class of 1978), and Barbara Pashowski. 

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