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KNOXVILLE — College students, high school seniors, pre-law and minority affairs advisers, guidance counselors, teachers and principals across East Tennessee can learn more about law school and the admissions process at a Minority Student Admissions Workshop at the University of Tennessee on March 11.

This free workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville.

Topics that will be addressed include how undergraduates should plan for law school, how to finance a legal education and steps in the admissions process. Two panel discussions also will be held, one featuring minority law students discussing their law school experience and the other featuring local minority attorneys discussing their law careers.

Part of National Minority Law Recruitment Month, this workshop is being sponsored by the Law School Admissions Council, UT’s College of Law, the Knoxville Bar Association and UT Arts and Sciences Advising Services.

Dr. Karen Britton, the college’s director of admissions, financial aid and career services, said such outreach efforts have helped the college succeed in minority recruitment.

“The UT College of Law has seen minority enrollment increase steadily since the mid 1990s,” she said. About 15 percent of the college-s 460 students are minorities.

To pre-register, call the college’s office of admissions and financial aid, (865) 974-4131. Free parking for participants will be available in the garage at 16th Street and White Avenue.


Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu
Karen R. Britton, (865) 974-4131, britton@utk.edu