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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 27, 2006

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 Saturday, March 25 to help prospective and current female law students learn more about law school and the legal profession.

The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Boyd Law Building. The conference is $10 for UI students and $15 for non-UI students, which includes a continental breakfast as well as a luncheon. The keynote speaker at this year's conference is University of Iowa law professor Adrien Wing.

Meghan Collins, a second-year law student and a co-chair for the conference, said the day's events will give prospective students a broad overview of law school and law as a profession. Panels for current and prospective students will include practicing attorneys from across the Midwest discussing various facets of their legal careers and, for prospective students, a panel of current UI law students to talk about life as a law student. A mock law class will also be  taught by law professor Christina Bohannan.

"The conference will be useful to any student considering law school, particularly those considering the University of Iowa College of Law," said Collins. "We'll provide prospective students an opportunity to interact with UI faculty and law students and to receive information from admissions and career services representatives. They will also hear from members of the legal community about the challenges and the benefits of being a woman in law."

For more information or to register for the conference go to the OWLSS Web site at www.law.uiowa.edu/groups/owlss/moreinfo.php 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, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.