Mason Hosts Minority Pre-law Conference

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every year, the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference hosts the Minority Pre-Law Conference to encourage minority undergraduate students to consider the legal profession as a career. Through this program, the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference seeks to expose students to all phases of developing a legal career, from the law school admissions process to the selection of career opportunities.

This year’s conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the George Mason School of Law at the Arlington Campus. According to Darrell Jackson, assistant dean and director of diversity services, this is the first time the conference has been hosted in Northern Virginia.

The program will include workshops on the law school admissions process, financial aid, a presentation on the LSAT, a mock law school class and panel discussions on law school student experiences and career opportunities in the legal profession. Tours of area law schools will also be offered on Friday, Feb. 24, as well as a pre-conference reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the Law School.

This program is open to students attending Virginia schools or Virginia residents attending District of Columbia schools. The event is free of charge.

For more information, contact Samantha Ahuja at 202-857-4528 or

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