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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 12, 2004

UI Law Women To Present Women In Law Conference

The Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS) at the UI College of Law will hold its annual Women in Law Conference Feb. 21 to help prospective and current female law students learn more about law school and the law profession.

The conference will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Boyd Law Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is $8 for UI students and $15 for non-UI students, which includes breakfast with law faculty and a luncheon. The keynote speaker at this year's conference is Coleen Rowley, FBI agent and Time magazine's 2002 Co-person of the Year.

Katie Finn, a second-year law student who co-chairs the conference, said the day's events will give prospective students a broad overview of law school and law as a profession.

"It will provide opportunities to speak with UI faculty and current law students about law school, receive information from financial aid, admissions and career services representatives," said Finn. "They can also talk with members of the law community about law as a profession."

To introduce students to the Socratic, or participatory style of teaching focused on problem solving, a UI law professor will teach a mock class. Finn said participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a practitioner's session, where women from diverse areas of the legal profession will speak about their experiences and quality of life issues.

For more information or to register for the conference, go to the OWLSS Web site at www.law.uiowa.edu/groups/owlss or e-mail at law-owlss@uiowa.edu. The conference is an annual event sponsored by OWLSS.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact OWLSS in advance by email, through the organization's Web site, or by calling 319-337-4893.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.