Sophomore Tasia Mears is among 20 students selected from 500 applicants for the prestigious Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at Duke University.
The Duke PLUS Program is an on-campus four-week program from June 2-28 for rising sophomores and juniors interested in attending law school. It is designed to prepare students to succeed in law school and help them understand the law school admission process.
“I’m expecting to learn how law school works, how to apply for it, how to get financial aid and also if this is really what I want to pursue as a career,” Mears said.
Researching the program after her adviser informed her of it, the Wilmington native said it was something she would love to be a part of.
“I thought it was a cool idea because it’s for students of color, low-income students and first-generation college students. I thought that was interesting and I wanted to connect with other students my age who are interested in law too.”
The Duke PLUS Program seeks out applicants who have proved to be strong students aspiring toward obtaining a legal education.
“I really want to be a human rights and civil rights lawyer because it’s always been something I’m really passionate about my entire life and I think doing it from a legal standpoint is something that is really important to me personally.”
Mears is a Maynor Honors College student pursuing a degree in political science.