Workshop Explores Law Careers For Minorities

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee College of Law will host a workshop Saturday, Feb. 22 to inform minority groups about the law school admission process.

The Minority Law School Admission Workshop at UT is designed for college graduates, college and high school students, pre-law and minority affairs advisors, high school guidance counselors, and principals in East Tennessee.

The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the UT College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave.

“The UT College of Law has seen minority enrollment increase steadily since the mid 1990s,” Dr. Karen Britton, the college’s director of admissions and career services, said. “These joint outreach efforts are part of the college’s success in minority recruitment.”

Minority students make up about 14 percent of the college’s enrollment of 480 students, Britton said.

Workshop sessions will focus on the law school admission process, financing a legal education, and preparing for law school as an undergraduate.

A panel of current law students and local attorneys will discuss their law school experiences and careers.

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

Participation is free but 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 one block west of the College of Law.