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WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 24, 2000

Bridging the Gap minority law conference set for March 24

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Minority students interested in law careers are invited to attend the 23rd annual "Bridging the Gap" minority pre-law conference that will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 24 and concludes with a dinner at 5:45 p.m.

The day will feature sessions on Law School Admissions Test preparation, selecting a law school and opportunities in law financial aid. Attendees will view a mock law class and a minority lawyers panel, as well as attend a writing workshop. UI law professors and alumni, invited guests and Iowa City community lawyers will speak on various subjects, and representatives from law schools, including those in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and at Washington University will be present at the day's recruitment fair.

"'Bridging the Gap' is an important opportunity for students of color to be introduced to the field of law, to see what it can offer and to then be informed about how to pursue it," says Camille deJorna, director of UI Law Admissions.

The conference is $15 for UI students and $30 for non-students. For more conference information, call (319) 335-6697.