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KNOXVILLE — “Thinking about the Law School?” is the theme of a minority student open house to be held Feb. 29 at the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The free event, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), is for college graduates, students currently enrolled in college or community college, high school students and student advisers.

All activities will be held at the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Registration will be held in the rotunda. All sessions will be held in Room 136.

Following is the program schedule:

• 11:30 a.m. — Registration and refreshments

• Noon – Welcome by John L. Sobieski Jr., interim dean, UT College of Law

• 12:20 p.m. — “What Do Lawyers Do? A Day in the Life.” Participants will learn about law school and law practice experiences of several minority lawyers working in the Knoxville area.

• 1:30 p.m. — “Preparing for Law School: Planning for Successful Admission to Law School, Law School Admissions Process, Financing Law School, Career Planning.” This session will be led by Karen Britton, director of admission, financial aid and career services, and Catherine Anderson, assistant director, UT College of Arts and Sciences advising services

• 2:30 p.m. — “View from the Inside: Current Law Students Speak.” This session will feature a panel of diverse law students discussing “what it takes” to succeed in law school.

The Knoxville Bar Association, the Law School Admission Council, Arts and Sciences Advising Services, College of Law Offices of Admission, Financial Aid and Career Services, and College of Law Black Law Student Association and Muslim Law Student Association are partners in this event.

Participants should park in the University Center Parking Garage on Philip Fulmer Way. Parking will be validated.

To pre-register for these events, call (865) 974-4131.


Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,
Karen Britton, (865) 974-4131,