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A critical part of legal education is learning about the legal profession and various career paths. And the lessons are sometimes more impactful coming from accomplished mentors who share backgrounds similar to the students. In the spirit of Southwestern’s 100+ year history of access and diversity, this program targets the Armenian-American and Iranian-American communities – and beyond! All are welcome to this special two-track program for current law students and future law students for guidance in succeeding in law.
9:30 a.m. - Check-In & Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks
10:05 a.m. - Your Law Degree and 15 Practice Options Join current law students and attorneys in our 7th annual career development event co-sponsored by the Armenian Bar Association. You’ll hear from experienced attorneys and judges about various career paths. Our group of 15 speakers will open your eyes to exciting legal career options and give you a tip or two on how to get there!
Future Law Students
11:30 a.m. - Mock Law Class by Professor John Tehranian - "I Know It When I See It:" The First Amendment and the Regulation of Obscenity and Indecency.
12:15 p.m. - Student Life Panel – Hear from active and accomplished members of the Armenian Law Students Association and Persian Law Students Association.
1:00 p.m. - Lunch with Faculty, Deans, Alumni, and Current Students.
Current Law Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Speed Networking - Engage in small group and individual conversations with the speakers from our morning panel and seek their guidance about building your legal career. Please note, dress is business casual for this session.
Parking is complimentary and the event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Bar Association.
Southwestern Law School wants to help you understand what law school admissions committees discuss during a committee meeting, and we want YOU to be on the committee!
This interactive mock admissions committee meeting will demonstrate the intricacies of how a law school application is reviewed. Southwestern's admissions' Dean will provide an in-depth perspective on how to put together the best possible law school application. The presentation will highlight tips for writing your personal statement and provide advice on how to solicit strong and compelling letters of recommendation.
5:00 p.m. – Check-in at the historic Bullocks Wilshire Building. Includes a brief meet and mingle session with faculty and admissions staff.
5:30 p.m. – Mock Admissions presentation with Assistant Dean for Admissions, Lisa Gear.
*Parking is free and application fee waivers are available for all attendees.