Workshop Explores Law Careers For Minorities

KNOXVILLE – A free workshop hosted by the University of Tennessee College of Law will discuss law careers for minorities.

-Thinking About Law School?- is designed for college students, college-bound high school seniors, pre-law and minority affairs advisors, guidance counselors, teachers, and principals throughout East Tennessee.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Feb. 19, in the law college, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Pre-registration is requested by calling the UT College of Law admissions office at (865) 974-4131. Free parking will be available in the faculty-staff section of the UT parking garage at 16th and White Avenue, west of the law school building.

Karen Britton, director of admissions and financial aid for the college, said the program will help acquaint high school seniors and college students with the law school experience and offer advice on how to prepare as an undergraduate for success in the application and admission process.

Sessions will focus on courses undergraduate students should take, how to finance a legal education, and the law school admissions process. A panel of currently enrolled minority students will discuss their law school experience and local minority attorneys will discuss their law careers.

The workshop is part of National Minority Law Recruitment Month and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Law, the UTK Arts and Sciences Advising Services, the Knoxville Bar Association, and the Law School Admissions Council.