“Opening Doors to the Legal Profession by Strengthening the Diversity Pipeline”
Hosted by Santa Clara University School of Law & the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), with support from Microsoft and DiscoverLaw.org
Friday, March 15, 2013
8:45 am – 7:00 pm
A Program for Prospective Law Students, Pre-Law Advisors,
Counselors and Law School Admission Officers
- State of the Profession: Why Educational Pipelines Matter
- Legal Education: Managing Costs
- The Impact of the U.S. News and World Report Rankings on
the Admissions Process
- LSAT Study and Personal Statement Tips
- How Diverse Students Succeed
- Next Steps: Strategies to Open the Pipeline
For more info, contact Jackie Gardina at email@example.com
8:15 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction to Morning Plenary Session
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote: Why Educational Pipelines Matter
The keynote speaker will address why diversity matters in law school and in the profession and the necessity of educational pipelines to achieve diversity.
9:45 to 11:00 AM: Plenary: Beyond the LSAT, Beyond the Rankings
This panel will discuss research on the LSAT and will identify alternative assessments. Panelists will address the broad range of skills and qualities necessary for success in law school and the legal profession. This panel will also explore the impact of US News & World Report rankings on diversity and the admissions process.
11:00 AM: Break / Refreshments
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM: Morning Concurrent Discussion Sessions (Choose one):
Prospective Law Students: This session focuses on how to identify and acquire the skills and attributes to become a successful lawyer.
Professionals: This session focuses on the role of undergraduate advising and mentoring in helping students succeed in the law school admissions process and beyond. Discussion will focus on skills and values that matter in law school, hiring, and practice..
12:15 – 1:15 PM: Enjoy lunch with other program participants; lunch provided.
(Campus tours will be available.)
1:15 to 2:15 PM: Plenary: Legal Education – Managing Cost, Managing Debt
This panel will discuss how scholarships, financial aid and loan forgiveness programs can make law school affordable for all students and how students can approach and manage their overall debt from student loans to credit cards.
2:15 PM: Break
2:30 to 3:30 PM: Afternoon Concurrent Discussion Sessions (Choose One):
Prospective Law Students: Introducing LSAT Study & Personal Statement Tips
Professionals: What Works? What Doesn’t
3:30 PM: Break
3:45 to 4:45 PM: Afternoon Concurrent Discussion Sessions (Choose One):
Prospective Law Students: How Diverse Students Succeed – Student Perspectives
Professionals: Roundtable Discussion
4:45 to 5:00 PM: Transition to Law School Fair and Reception
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Law School Fair and Reception
Program participants are invited to meet and enjoy refreshments with representatives of various law schools and programs.
(Note: Schools and programs that wish to have a table at the fair must register in advance and notify firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/28/13.)