“Color of Justice” Encourages Minority Students to Consider Legal Careers

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s School of Law is participating in “The Color of Justice,” a program that encourages college-bound minority high school students to consider careers as attorneys and judges. The event takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Fairfax.

Panelists, including Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Lacy, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, other judges, and attorneys will discuss their experiences and challenges in their legal careers. Anne Richard, associate dean and director of admissions at George Mason’s School of Law, will talk about what law schools consider when reviewing admissions applications and how students can finance their law school education. A number of George Mason law students will participate in small group discussions with the high school students, judges, and attorneys. The discussions will provide an opportunity for the high school students to receive guidance on a potential legal career. Kathryn Dickerson, an attorney with the law firm Smolen Plevy, is the coordinator for the event and will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion.

Other sponsors include the Fairfax Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, the Asian American Bar Association, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, and the Fairfax County Public Schools’ College Partnership Program. For more information, contact Richard at 703-993-8005 or arichar5@gmu.edu.

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