UT Law College to Hold Minority Student Workshop

KNOXVILLE — “Thinking about Law School?” is the theme of a workshop for prospective law students to be held Feb. 24 at the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The free event, to be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., is for college graduates, currently enrolled college or community college students, high school students and advisers at these schools. Participants will learn how they can prepare for law school as an undergraduate and how to choose the right law school for them. The DiscoverLaw.org Web site will be introduced as a resource.

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 135.

Following is the program schedule:

  • 3 p.m. — Welcome and intro to DiscoverLaw.org
  • 3:10 to 4 p.m. — “Preparing for Law School: Planning for Admission to Law School, Financing Your Legal Education, and Career Outlook,” led by Karen Britton, College of Law director of admissions, financial aid and career services, and Catherine Anderson, assistant director of the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Services.
  • 4 to 5 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.
  • 5 to 6 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.

Partners in this event include the Knoxville Bar Association, the Law School Admission Council, UT Arts and Sciences Advising Services, College of Law Offices of Admission, Financial Aid and The Bettye B. Lewis Career Center, UT Career Services, the College of Law Black Law Student Association and the Asian Law Student Association. DiscoverLaw.org is the LSAC Web resource for diverse students considering a career in law.

Parking will be validated for participants who park in the University Center Parking Garage on Phillip Fulmer Way.

To pre-register for this event or for more information, call (865) 974-4131.

Contacts:

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

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