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U of M Law School Will Host Diversity Outreach Event March 6 for High School and College Students University News
For release: February 27, 2009

For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis will host its Diversity Outreach Program on Friday, March 6, in the Fogelman Executive Center, with registration beginning at 8 a.m.   The day’s events will include a question-and-answer session with current law students, a panel discussion led by local attorneys, and a luncheon with law school alumni. 

Area high school students and undergraduate college students are invited to attend.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Call 901-678-2528 to make reservations.

The day-long program will include breakout sessions for the high school students to discuss undergraduate admissions and the upcoming summer internship program sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association.  College students will meet with the law school’s Dean of Admissions to learn about the law school admissions process and how to become a qualified law school applicant.

Prospective students will learn the requirements for law school admission as well as tips on how to make themselves more attractive law school candidates. Law school admissions professionals, current law students, and practicing lawyers will be on hand to answer students’ questions.

The day will culminate with a presentation by the Black Law Student Association’s Mock Trial team.

The event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Law School Admissions Council.

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