Upcoming Events for Students Interested in Law
SPECIAL GUEST TALK AND RECEPTION, MONDAY, OCT. 3, 4:30PM, ALLBRITTON 103.
June M. Jeffries '75, Government; JD, Georgetown. Ms. Jeffries has been a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia since 1983. Prior to her move to Washington, D.C. she practiced law for five years in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Jeffries has spent the bulk of her career prosecuting homicide cases, including:
- U.S. v. Marthell Dean: Dean was convicted of shooting police officer Brian Gibson as he sat in his patrol car, stopped at a red light, opposite the Ibex Nightclub on Georgia Avenue in the District of Columbia.
- Walter Johnson for the murder of Metro Transit Police
officer Marlon Morales who was at the U Street-Cardoza Metro station.
A special interest of Ms. Jeffries is the prosecution of child homicide cases. She was featured in an August 6, 2006, article "The Avenger" in the Washington Post for her work in this area
Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Pre-Law Society
American University, Boston College, and Boston University Law Schools
Monday, September 12, 2011, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm, Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)
These law schools are very popular with Wesleyan applicants and have a strong interest in our student body. They will answer questions regarding the difficult aspects of the application process, including what to do when applying with a low GPA or LSAT score, how to handle a disciplinary action on your record, how to respond to a waitlist status, and whether or not to send in multiple deposits. This information will be applicable to all law schools, not just American, BC or BU.
Careers in Public Interest Law
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm, ESC 184 (Woodhead Lounge)
Presented by Northeastern University School of Law. Abby Fitzgerald Associate Director of Admissions at Northeastern, will give you a thorough view of what it means to work as a public interest attorney and how to break into this competitive area of the profession.
How to Be a Competitive Candidate for Law School
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm, ESC 184 (Woodhead Lounge)
Presented by Cornell, Duke, NYU, and Stanford Law Schools. The admissions officers reading your applications will give you the inside scoop on how they view the LSAT score, your academic performance, personal statement and more. Hear it from the source and give yourself an edge!
Yale Law School
Friday, September 23, 2011, 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm, PAC 001 (Hansel Lecture Hall)
Asha Rangappa, Associate Dean of Yale Law School, will visit campus to fill you in on all that YLS has to offer. If you're interested in Yale, this is an opportunity to get insight on how to maximize your chances for admission. NOTE: Chan-young Yang '10, currently a 2L at YLS, will be joining us!
The Myths and Reality of a Legal Education
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm, Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)
The Myths and Reality of a Legal Education, presented by Karen Lynn DeMeola, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Finance and Aimee Houghton, Esq., Director, Career Planning Center, University of Connecticut School of Law. This presentation will cover the changes in career placement over the years, the changes in the legal market, and what it takes to obtain a legal position. They will discuss how UConn Law's Career Planning Center works with students and the important role that a career office plays in the life of a law school student.
Quinnipiac University School of Law -- Class Trip, Hamden, CT
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 9:45am - 12:30pm, transportation is on your own*.
Joan Metzler, Assistant Director of Admissions, will give us a school tour, and then escort us to a class in Criminal Law taught by a member of the law school faculty. We'll finish with Q & A and a pizza lunch before heading back to campus. To register, contact Jim Kubat, Pre-Law Advisor, at email@example.com, or Shane Donahue '14 at firstname.lastname@example.org, co-leader of the Wes Pre-Law Society. *Plan to leave campus at 9:00am. Directions.
Financing Law School and Financial Aid
Thursday, October 06, 2011, 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm, Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)
Financing Law School and Financial Aid, presented by Fordham and Seton Hall Law Schools. Gisele Joachim, Dean of Enrollment Management, Seton Hall University School of Law, and Stephen Brown, Assistant Dean, Fordham Law School, will explain how financial aid works in law school, including the famous LRAP programs, and the different financing options available.