The Pre-Law Department sponsors a First Year Interest Group (FIG) for freshman students. First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are groups of 1-4 courses that students within each learning community can take together during their fall semester. On average, 20 to 22 first year students are assigned to a FIG within the same Learning Community.
Because FIG members live on the same floor of their residence hall with students who take some of the same courses, it is much easier for them to form study groups and get help with challenging courses. Also, because each FIG is connected to a Learning Community, it allows for increased interaction with faculty and academic staff.
Like other aspects of the Learning Community program, the FIG experience is open to all incoming commuter students.
Recently, the Pre-Law First Year Interest Group collaborated with a student organization, the Political Round Table, to host a roundtable discussion titled, "The State of Saint Louis." This program featured presentations constructed by the students meant to spark discussion about various local legal issues. Links to the presentations as well as pictures of their student authors follow.
Issac Singleton, Jr.
"Urban Redevelopment in the 17th Ward"