On the eve of Grade 12, Jorge Guevara is well aware a repeat of last year’s grades in the high 50s and low 60s just won’t cut it in his bid to become the first member of his family to attend university.

But Guevara has just been given what he considers “a nudge in the right direction.” It’s a four-week mini law school at the University of Toronto geared toward students under-represented in the legal profession — and at the university in general — including those marginalized because of poverty, race or disability.