Upcoming DiscoverLaw.org Events (Midwest)
DiscoverLaw.org-sponsored events that are taking place in the Midwest are listed below.
These events are open to everyone—feel free to attend!
Discover Law Day
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: UMKC School of Law, 500 E. 52nd St, Kansas City, MO
Discover Law Day is a law school access program that introduces underrepresented students to the field of law. High school and early college students are invited to the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law’s annual law school preview day. Participants will have the opportunity to
- hear from practicing lawyers and faculty about the legal profession
- attend a mock class
- ask questions of current students and admission staff
A pizza lunch will be provided. Family members, teachers, and mentors are welcome!
Thurgood Marshall Law Day
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Location: University of Kansas School of Law
This event is specifically targeted toward local high school students of color and low-income students in the Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City areas. The idea is to encourage the students to pursue education (specifically law school) following high school. Every year we bus students from a number of schools to KU Law. The event starts with members of the Black Law Students Association meeting and greeting the students in the morning. Then we bring them into a classroom for a number of activities, one of which is a mock law school class with an activity called “Name the Tort.” A lawyer usually delivers a keynote speech about the benefits of law school and the importance of education, and we typically end with an address from the admission offices of KU, Washburn, and the local community college, Johnson County Community College, about financing college and law school and how to apply.
There are no private events scheduled at this time. Check back soon!
Other Events and Activities (Midwest)
There are no other events or activities scheduled at this time. Check back soon!