Kick-off Reception for Minority Pre-Law Conference to be Held at Mason

Posted: February 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join conference attendees, sponsors and other invitees at the kick-off reception for the 2007 Minority Pre-Law Conference, which will be held at the Law School on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be Maureen E. Mahoney, a partner at Latham & Watkins and former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist and a former U.S. deputy solicitor general. Mahoney argued on behalf of the University of Michigan Law School before the Supreme Court and won the landmark case upholding the constitutionality of admissions programs that consider race as one of many factors in attaining the educational benefits of a diverse student body.

The event is sponsored by George Mason University School of Law; Law School Admissions Council, as part of National Minority Law School Recruitment Month; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC; Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association; Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association; and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Catering is by Sangam Restaurant.

Click here to register online for the reception by Feb. 9.

For further information on the event, contact Samantha Ahuja, or 202-857-4528.

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