College of Law to Hold Minority Student Open House March 13

KNOXVILLE — “Thinking about Law School?” is the theme of a minority student open house to be held March 13 at the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The free event, to be held from noon to 3:30 p.m., is for college graduates, students currently enrolled in college or community college, high school students and student advisers.

All activities will be held at the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Registration will be held in the rotunda. All sessions will be held in Room 136.

Following is the program schedule:

• Noon — Registration and refreshments.

• 12:30 p.m. – Welcome.

• 12:50 p.m. — “What Do Lawyers Do? A Day in the Life.” Participants will learn about law school and law practice experiences of several minority lawyers working in the Knoxville area.

• 1:30 p.m. — “Preparing for Law School: Planning for Successful Admission to Law School, Law School Admissions Process, Financing Law School, Career Planning.” Led by Karen Britton, director of admission, financial aid and career services, and Catherine Anderson, assistant director, UT College of Arts and Sciences advising services.

• 2:30 p.m. — “View from the Inside: Current Law Students Speak.” A panel of diverse law students will discuss “what it takes” to succeed in law school.

The Knoxville Bar Association, the Law School Admission Council, the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Services, College of Law Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and Career Services, and College of Law Black Law Student Association and Muslim Law Student Association are partners in this event.

Participants should park in the University Center Parking Garage on Phillip Fulmer Way. Parking will be validated. To pre-register for these events, call (865) 974-4131.

Prospective law students can get additional information about the law school admission experience by going to http://discoverlaw.org/.


Contacts:

Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu

Karen Britton, (865) 974-4131, britton@utk.edu