WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 22, 2000
'Bridging the Gap' program exposes minority students to opportunities
IOWA CITY-- Registration forms are still being taken for the Friday, March
24 "Bridging the Gap," minority pre-law conference that introduces
minority students to opportunities in the legal profession. The conference
at the University of Iowa College of Law begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday and concludes
with a dinner at 5:45 p.m.
The 23rd annual program 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 Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and 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.