Contact Information

Marsha Ross-Jackson
565 W. Adams St., Room 807
Chicago, IL 60661
mrossjac@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5346
F: (312) 906-5280

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"So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project, a three-part DiscoverLaw series

Saturdays, March 8, March 29 and April 12, 2014

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IIT Chicago-Kent, in partnership with the Law School Admission Council DiscoverLaw Outreach program, is hosting a "So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project in spring 2014 for interested high school students. The project is specifically targeted to students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession. This exciting three-part series will be held on Saturdays, March 8, March 29 and April 12, and all events are free.

Participants will be introduced to the admissions process, what it means to be a law student and the work of a practicing attorney. The series will be extremely interactive, allowing participants to engage in mock classes, a trial demonstration and practice, and discussions with current law students and practicing attorneys.

Tentative Agenda

Part 1
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This session will include an introduction to the law school admissions process, a mock class, and a current law student panel. Lunch will be provided.

Part 2
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This session will allow participants to observe a trial demonstration by current law students, then working in small groups, participants will present their own arguments. Lunch will be provided.

Part 3
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This session will include presentations from career services and clinical faculty on careers in the legal profession, followed by a panel of diverse practicing attorneys who will talk about their profession, including some of their challenges as lawyers of color. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP online if you'd like to participate in the "So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project. Attendees are expected to attend all three sessions. If you have questions, please contact Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq., Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, at 312.906.5346 or Karla Davis, Director of Admissions, at 312.906.5029. We look forward to seeing you!

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