Thursday, April 12, 2012

See Yourself Here

The Faculty of Law was a hub of student activity on March 2, 2012, as law students played host to more than 100 interested and eager youth from across the GTA who are pondering legal careers.

"See Yourself Here" is an inspiring, educational and annual event to encourage high school, university and mature students from diverse economic and multicultural backgrounds - many who are first generation Canadian or the first to attend university in their family - to consider a career in law.

Guests attended motivating speaker sessions, educational workshops, and a networking reception with law students, alumni and members of the legal community.

<div > See Yourself Here participants

Reaction has been positive. Here's what some of the students had to say:

"I am really happy that U of T hosted this event. As a Portuguese girl, I'm happy to know that I can achieve my dream of becoming a lawyer, even though nobody in my family has done it before."
-high school student

"This is my second time coming to "See Yourself Here."  I will keep coming back, because every year I learn something new and feel like I'm one step closer to becoming a lawyer."
- mature student

<p > "I am really happy that I brought my students to "See Yourself Here." This is exactly the type of event that these kids need to attend and the type of role models that they need to see to help them get ahead. I look forward to bringing another class next year."
-high school teacher

"See Yourself Here" started as an initiative by the Black Law Students Association more than five years ago to target black youth, and has since successfully expanded to include law students and participants from a broad range of communities that have historically been underrepresented in legal education and the profession, such as Indo-Caribbean, Aboriginal, Portuguese, Hispanic, Arabic and Tamil.

Sponsored by TD Bank

TD Bank

Photos: Kelly Ng