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University of Iowa News Release

March 24, 2006

Law School Sponsors 29th Bridging The Gap Pre-law Conference

The 29th annual Bridging the Gap minority pre-law conference will be Friday, March 31 at the University of Iowa College of Law, providing an introduction to law school and legal careers for undergraduate students from minority groups.

The conference will be in the Boyd Law Building from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This year's keynote speech will be delivered by Felicia Bertin Rocha, a 1999 UI  College of Law graduate. A Canadian Inuit and Quebec native, she now practices law in Des Moines. She is also currently rewriting the American Bar Association's guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

As usual, the conference will include workshops on writing an effective personal statement, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation, law school study skills, financing a legal education and opportunities in law-related fields. Participants will also attend a mock law school class, a law school recruitment fair and a question-and-answer panel featuring minority lawyers.

The conference is intended to give participants a taste of law school life that is further enhanced by the opportunity to meet and talk with legal professionals and with law students currently attending the UI College of Law. The law school recruiting fair will provide participants with an opportunity to speak to law school representatives and determine which law schools best meet their needs.

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.