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Members of the Mexican American Law Student Association traveled across the state on Nov. 6 to administer a cost-free practice Law School Admission Test to college students considering a legal career. This event is aimed at increasing minority enrollment at the University of New Mexico School of Law.
This year, MALSA students organized the test for students at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at UNM in Albuquerque. The test was open to any interested undergraduate student. A total of 85 prospective law students completed the tests, reflecting the highest turnout for the annual event to date.
After the exam, lunch was offered and current UNM law students gathered in a panel to answer any questions from the undergraduate students about law school and life as a law student.
Billy Jimenez (`12), MALSA's mentorship chair, organized the statewide event and was supported by MALSA's executive board: President Jessica Terrazas (`11), Ernest Herrera (`12), Stephen Ochoa (`12), Sara Navarrette (`12), Frank Davis (`12) and Alex Flores (`13).
MALSA works in conjunction with the UNM School of Law to fulfill the strong commitment by the school to have the student body reflect the population of New Mexico.
November 16, 2010