Students join together to know their rights

The 'Pre Law Society' club gets together on a Wednesday to discuss future plans as well as organize trips to jails and colleges. (Mackenzie Quinn)

The ‘Pre Law Society’ club gets together on a Wednesday to discuss future plans as well as organize trips to jails and colleges. (Mackenzie Quinn)

Saddleback College has a wide variety of student run clubs to choose from. One of the clubs available to students is the ‘Pre Law Society’ club. These students strive everyday to teach others about their basic rights as Americans.

This year, the ‘Pre Law Society’ club is bringing something new to Saddleback College.

Members of the club, led by their president Raja Riahi, 26, business management major, are focusing on creating a ‘Student Bill of Rights’ that will be the basis for all students attending Saddleback College.

“We share the same goal, which is letting everybody, other students, know about their rights,” Riahi said.

Every week, from Monday to Thursday between 10a.m. and 2p.m., the ‘Pre Law Society’ club can be found out in the quad handing out pamphlets that supply students with the knowledge of their basic rights as an American. As well as accepting these pamphlets, students are welcome to sit with members from the club in order to understand the laws more in depth.

The club is stationed out in the quad from Monday-Thursday in order to provide students with the knowledge about how legislature effects them. (Mackenzie Quinn)

The club is stationed out in the quad from Monday-Thursday in order to provide students with the knowledge about how legislature effects them. (Mackenzie Quinn)

“They’re benefiting the entire student population,” said Emily Quinlan, a teacher associated with the club. “Whether you’re an art major, or getting your degree in architecture […] law applies to everybody, whether you want to be a lawyer or not.”

Voter registration is great, Riahi explains, but the best part of the club that I like is the Student Bill of Rights because that is going to be here forever.

“This is a long term thing that is going to affect thousands of people, and will have been put into action by current students,” Riahi said.

Students outside of the club are also welcome to add their opinion as well as contribute ideas for the ‘Student Bill of Rights’.

“It’s for everyone,” said Riahi. “If anybody has any ideas we really appreciate their input.”

‘Pre Law Society’ meets as a club every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in BGS 235.

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