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Release: March 3, 1999

Bridging the Gap minority law conference set for March 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Minority students interested in careers in law are invited to participate in the 22nd annual "Bridging the Gap" minority pre-law conference that will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law. The conference begins Friday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m. and culminates with a dinner at 5:45 p.m.

The daylong event features UI law professors who will speak about how to select a law school, offer information about financial aid, and career opportunities in law. Representatives from eight law schools, including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri-Columbia will be present at the scheduled law recruitment fair.

"The program is a good way to break the ice by giving the conference guests an opportunity to meet law professors and students. The program acclimates students to law school," says second-year law student Tameka West.

The conference cost is $15 for UI students with identification and $30 for non-students. Registration ends March 5, the day of the event.

For more information about the conference, call 335-6697.