Last modified: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
2010 Law Day to take place Oct. 29 at IU Bloomington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A record 120 law schools will send representatives to the 2010 Indiana University Bloomington Law Day, the world's largest law school fair and an opportunity for students to meet with recruiters and learn first-hand about admission procedures and requirements.
The event, which will take place Oct. 29 at the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., is organized by the Health Professions and Prelaw Center at IU Bloomington. It includes:
- The IU Law School Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the IMU. Students will have an opportunity pick up materials, souvenirs and information and meet one-on-one with law school representatives, who can answer questions about LSAT scores, grades, financial aid and what to say and what not to say in a personal statement.
- A panel discussion titled "What REALLY WORKS in a Law School Application," including Frank Motley of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and other law school admissions deans, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium.
With 120 law schools scheduled to participate -- more than half of the law schools in the United States -- the 2010 IU Law School Fair shatters the old record of 110 schools set last year. It will be the world's largest law fair for the sixth year in a row.
"Attendance at Law Day is crucial for students considering law school now or in the future," said Mac Francis, director of the Health Professions and Prelaw Center. "Students who attend find it an eye-opening experience. They typically leave encouraged and optimistic, often having learned about wonderful schools that they may not even have heard of before."
"It is critical for current applicants and juniors to attend," he added, "but freshmen and sophomores will receive an invaluable close-up and personal introduction to the realities of law school admission."
The Law School Admission Council estimates that there are about 3,000 students at IU Bloomington, from more than 53 majors, who are potentially interested in going to law school. Competition for admission remains extreme, and attendance at Law Day events can give students a competitive edge.
A list of law schools that have registered for the 2010 IU Law Fair is available at http://hpplc.indiana.edu/law/LawDay2007.shtml. More information about Law Day at IU Bloomington can be seen at http://hpplc.indiana.edu/law/law-lawday.shtml.
The Health Professions and Prelaw Center, a division of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, provides pre-professional advising and services for students interested in pursuing careers in law, medicine and other health fields, assisting them throughout their undergraduate years to become well informed and well prepared about requirements for the careers.