About-LEAP

The LEAP Center offers advising, internships, and programming for students interested in expanding their education.  Although the Center emphasizes law, civic engagement, and politics, the Center also incorporates programs and opportunities involving fine arts, literature, history, civil rights, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, philosophy, film, journalism, and sciences. 

Advising is open to pre-law students and political science majors/minors.  More information can be found on the LEAP Center's advising page.

Internships: Include three different programs. The Sam Houston Austin Internship Program (SHAIP), the Political Science Department's Internship Program, and the Woodforest Internship Program.  For the SHAIP internships, you can learn more here.  For the Political Science Department Internships, you can learn more here.  For the Woodforest Program, you can learn more here.

Programs include guest speakers on campus; on-campus hearings by the 10th Court of Appeals; field trips to guest speakers in Houston, Austin, College Station, and other nearby cities; workshops hosted by legal and political experts; educational field trips; volunteer opportunities, and others. 

Students can learn more about the LEAP Center's programs on the "Programs" page.


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