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Release: Feb. 20, 2002

Bridging the Gap program offers law school preview

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Minorities interested in attending law school are invited to participate in the Bridging the Gap Minority Pre-Law Conference, sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law, Friday, March 8. The all-day conference at the Boyd Law Building offers participants opportunities to learn about the application process, the types of programs offered at law schools, and information about law-related fields. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27, and the fee is $30.

The tentative agenda for the conference includes a light breakfast and lunch, information sessions on preparing for the Law School Admission Test, a writing workshop, and a mock law school class led by a law professor. Participants will also receive information about career opportunities, financial aid resources, and at a reception, meet representatives from other law schools present at the program.

More than 60 persons have annually participated in the conference in years past. For more information or to register, contact the UI College of Law Admissions Office at (319) 335-9095 or 1-800-553-IOWA or e-mail law-admissions@uiowa.edu