February 15, 2013 American University, Washington D.C. : B.A. to J.D. Pipeline
March 15, 2013 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA : B.A. to J.D. Pipeline
Educational pipelines from the perspective of the dean. Focus on undergraduate offerings and courses that pre law advisors should be aware of using and explore additions to undergraduate and law schools that would assist in preparing and recruiting applicants from diverse backgrounds.
With the Supreme Court poised to hear arguments in Fisher v. Texas, this group of scholars will discuss what is at stake in the case and review some of the arguments made by the various interested parties.
This panel will discuss the research demonstrating the limitations of the LSAT exam and introduce possible alternative assessments. Panelists will disclose the broad range of skills and qualities that are necessary to succeed in law school and the legal profession but are not reflected in the LSAT exam.
Too many applicants rely on the U.S. News rankings to decide where they want to attend law school. How do the rankings inhibit successful applications from diverse applicants? How do the rankings affect the law school admissions process itself?
Research has revealed how successful students of color prepared for law school, applied, graduated, and succeeded in passing the bar. What lessons can we learn from this research to make pre law counseling more effective?