By Gennie #MsJDPreLaw • January 05, 2018•Ms. JD, Conference, Careers, Firms and the Private Sector, Legal Academia, Nonprofits and the Public Interest, Law School, Pre-Law, •Choosing a Career and Landing a Job, Other Law School Issues
Ms. JD was thrilled to co-sponsor the New York City Bar Association - Diversity and Inclusion Committee's LSAT/Law School Prep Series, held on January 5, 2018.
In addition to a Law School Fair with representatives from schools around the country and workshops on the LSAT and personal statements, the event also featured two panels on "What to Expect & How to Succeed in Your 1L Year" and "How to Select & Apply to the Right Law School."
#MsJDPreLaw spoke with a few of the law school admissions professionals at the fair and asked them: "What's one thing you'd like our pre-law readers to know about your school?"
Here is what some of them shared:
Quinn Brown, Yale Law School: "Given the shortage of under represented groups in the profession, the world needs more diverse lawyers. That is definitely something on the radars of law school admissions professionals. My advice to prospective applicants would be to think about how they can make a significant contribution to school. It’s not just about getting a 180 or 4.0."
Persia Wilkins, Albany Law: “Our graduates include the Governor of New York, and we just created online masters in cybersecurity law! We’re 2 hours outside of NYC and it’s a welcoming and diverse campus.”
David Weinberg, Tulane Law: "Tulane is proud of our long history of empowering women to enter the legal profession. Bettie Runnels, our first female graduate, received her law degree in 1898.”
Degna Levister, CUNY School of Law: “If you’re interested in using the law for change, CUNY Law School is the place to be!”
Katrin Schroll, UMD Carey School of Law: "As the third oldest law school in the country, we continue to be one of the most dynamic law schools today, with our clinical law program and several specialty areas."
To see more pictures and quotes from #NYCBarLSAT18, please visit #MsJDPreLaw on Instagram and Twitter. We look forward to continuing to partner with the New York City Bar Association, and to continue bringing opportunities like these to the bright, ambitious and diverse pre-law students of America!