February 4- Minority Pre-Law Conference scheduled at Stetson University College of Law

Contact Frank Klim
Executive Director of Communications
(727) 562-7889

Gulfport, Fla. – More than 100 high school and college students are expected to attend the annual Minority Pre-Law Conference at Stetson University College of Law Friday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stetson has teamed with local high schools for the conference to mark National Minority Law Student Recruitment Month. College freshmen and sophomores are also encouraged to attend.

“Stetson University College of Law is working hard to increase the number of people from underrepresented minority groups in its student body,” said Assistant Dean of Admissions Pamela Coleman. “We want to send a strong message that they are encouraged to attend law school.”

During the conference, Stetson deans, professors and students will tell visitors about the admissions process and experience of entering law school. There will be a mock trial led by Stetson’s nationally ranked trial team. Members of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association, Hispanic Bar Association and Stetson Ambassadors will assist with the conference.

Conference attendees will also visit the St. Petersburg Bar Association’s traveling exhibit, “A Legacy of Courage, Vision & Hope,” celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the legal profession on display in Stetson’s Law Library.

National Minority Law Recruitment Month is funded with a grant from the Law School Admission Council to raise awareness of minority recruiting issues facing law schools.

Reservations are required. Those interested in attending should call Stetson’s Admissions Office at (727) 562-7802 or e-mail lawadmit@law.stetson.edu. For more information about the program please visit the College of Law’s Web site at www.law.stetson.edu