Each semester, the LEAP Center invites faculty, staff, and students to the LEAP Center, where visitors can win some prizes…
…learn more about the LEAP Center, and sign up for events that might interest them. And, of course, have ice cream.
This year, we had a smattering of staff and faculty, and a healthy dose of students–all of whom we hope will join us for future events!
LEAP stands for Law, Engagement, And Politics, but it’s really “engagement” that we put the most focus on. The University, however, thinks we are basically a law and politics center, so we have some marketing and education to do! Our events take us to art museums, places to study the environment, theatres of all sorts, many volunteering venues, and, activities of our own devising. Our goal is to form lasting partnerships for the good of the community…
…and the immediate and long-term benefit of the students who participate.
This fall, we have a number of activities for people interested in all sorts of activities:
Law: Mock Law Class (Sept 21), Mock LSAT (Oct 8), PLS Meetings
International Affairs: China, North Korea, & Taiwan (Sept 14), Chinese Dissident Teng Biao (Oct 5)
Volunteerism: Oakwood Cemetery (Sept 10), Scare on the Square (Oct 29), Boys & Girls Club (Nov 5)
Speakers: Texas Tribune Festival in Austin (September 21-25)
Conferences: Popular Culture Association, New Orleans (October 12-16)
Internships/Experiential Learning: City Fellows, Sam Houston Austin Internship Program
Our Programs: Beyond Bars–Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
So, while students came and competed for prizes…
…we chatted with them, updating them about our activities, and hoping more students will get involved in the great activities we offer every semester!
The LEAP Ambassadors would like to thank Amari Gallien, Ashlyn Parker, and Anastasia Rose Aquino for their help at the Ice-Cream Social!