Pre-Law

Fall 2018 New Legal Writing Course!

Jessica Bowers – March 30th, 2018

ENWR 2520: Legal Writing
Meets Monday's, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Examines the building blocks of legal writing to sharpen written advoacy skills. Using culturally relevant case studies and legal texts, we'll learn how to write for different audiences -- courts, clients, attorneys. We'll work in teams to craft responses to each other's writing. Both students pursuing legal careers and those seeking to strengthen their persuasive writing will benefit from this course. (Meets second writing requirement).

Summer Law & Leadership Academy

Jessica Bowers – March 28th, 2018

June 3 - 9, 2018

Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN

The Summer Law and Leadership Acadmy is a free one-week experience designed to introduce current undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to law school and various careers they may pursue with a law degree. If selected, you will learn about hot topics in the law and strengthen your academic skills. The Academy includes:

Duke Law DC Summer Institute

Jessica Bowers – March 25th, 2018

Thinking about law school? The Duke Law DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy is a great way to try it out and a chance to  learn from Duke Law faculty -- without ever leaving Washington.

Course offerings focus on topics important to current and aspiring practitioners in fields that require mastery of consistutional, statutory, and regulatory law and policymaking. Two summer sessions include

Achieving Success in the Law Application Process Program

Jessica Bowers – March 25th, 2018

When Identified weekends in June, July, August

Where Washington, DC; Manhattan, NY; San Francisco, CA; Houston, TX; and Chicago, IL

How

Preparing talented, motivated, yet underrepresented students to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school:

North Carolina Bar Association 4th Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference

Melvin Walker – February 28th, 2018

Overview

This conference is designed to reach minority high school and college students who are considering or planning to attend law school. You will have the opportunity to:

1. Hear from law school deans
2. Find out what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant
3. Participate in a mock law school class
4. Speak with current law school students and practicing attorneys
5. Discuss careers available with a law degree 

Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Bowers – February 20th, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
George Mason University

The Minority Pre-Law Conference is designed to educate prospective law students about the opportunities in the legal profession, with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity.

Conference topics include:

  • Law School Admissions
  • Studying for the LSAT
  • Pre-Law School Programs
  • Legal Careers
  • Special Guest Speaker: Donald M. Temple

Breakfast and lunch provided.
Questions? Contact novaylc@gmail.com

NGIC Career Fair

Katharine McDonough – February 12th, 2018

On March 29th (10am – 3pm) the National Ground Intelligence Center (in Charlottesville – just past the airport) will be hosting a Career Fair! There over 30 fulltime and internship positions available and NGIC is authorized to make same day offers to qualified candidates.

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Melvin Walker – February 12th, 2018

Overview

 The ABA Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students. You will be awarded $5,000 of financial assistance annually if you attend or plan to attend an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

 

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