Central High School Partnership

The Central High School Partnership, a UofL Signature Partnership, is an effort between Louisville’s Central High School and the Brandeis School of Law to promote diversity in the legal profession.

It began in fall 2001 with Central Law and Government Magnet Program students attending moot court competitions and speaker events at the Brandeis School of Law. Since then, more than 500 Central High school students have participated in the program.

Central students visit the law school and participate in writing competitions. Other enrichment activities aim to achieve sustained interest and to build students’ skills with an ultimate goal of setting them up for success in college and, perhaps, law school.

Law students receive public service credit by teaching legal issues and critical legal skills to magnet students. More than 150 Brandeis students have participated in the program since it began.

Follow-through programs allow the 25 to 30 Central students who graduate and attend college each year to remain in contact with the partnership to prepare for the law school application process.

For more information about our Central High School partnership, visit our Enrichment Opportunities page.