Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics

The LEAP Center: Promoting Academic and Professional Growth

The Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics (LEAP) offers unique learning opportunities related to the fine arts, history, civil rights, literature and, in particular, law, engagement, and politics.  Its mission is to enrich students' academic education through various educational opportunities, including internships and other experiential learning; volunteerism; guest lectures; presentations by leading public figures; educational field trips; and numerous other opportunities. The Center also offers pre-law advising and limited academic advising.

The Center runs the Austin Internship Program, oversees internships with the Political Science department and the City Fellows program, and offers many other program opportunities such as our brand "LEAP Leads" Program. 

For more information, contact Director Mike Yawn by email or by phone at 936-294-1456.