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Upcoming DiscoverLaw.org Events (South Central)

DiscoverLaw.org-sponsored events that are taking place in the South Central region are listed below.

Public Events

These events are open to everyone—feel free to attend!

The University of Texas School of Law (Austin, TX)

Texas Law Academy

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 am–2:00 pm
Location: The University of Texas School of Law

The Law Academy is designed to introduce historically underrepresented minority groups and socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students to the legal profession and higher education in general. The program will begin with a welcome, followed by a mock trial by current law students. The students will then partake in a guided tour of the law school, followed by lunch with the other current law students. The final event will be a panel discussion in which the high school students chat with Texas Law alumni and current students.

The University of Tulsa College of Law (Tulsa, OK)

The Judge Chappelle Minority Law Awareness Day

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–3:00 pm
Location: The University of Tulsa College of Law

The purpose of this event is to both celebrate and encourage diversity in the law profession by providing useful information about the study and practice of law to minority students who have historically been underrepresented in the legal field. In preparation of educating students about law school and the legal profession, The University of Tulsa College of Law has established and maintains long-standing partnerships within the Tulsa community and with LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org initiative. Diverse students from numerous high schools within the Tulsa area are invited to participate and attend. The schedule of activities includes a guest speaker, a mock sports negotiation, lunch with local minority lawyers and law students, a meeting with a prominent judge, and tours of both the Tulsa County Courthouse and the Conner & Winters Law Firm in downtown Tulsa. We value the opportunity to build and cultivate relationships with minority students interested in pursuing a career in law and hope the information provided at this event will prepare them for the future.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law (Little Rock, AR)

Discover Law Day

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Location: UALR William H. Bowen School of Law

As part of DiscoverLaw.org Months, the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will host Discover Law Day. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about law school and the legal profession from current students, professors, and attorneys.

The purpose of the event is to educate young students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession about the possibilities of a legal career and the resources available to help them succeed.

The event is being held at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law and is open to all students who are in high school, community college, or the early years of undergraduate school.

Private Events

These events are being held for select audiences and are not open to the public.

South Texas College of Law Houston (Houston, TX)

South Texas College of Law Houston Black Law Students Association Diversity in Law Initiative (private)

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Location: South Texas College of Law Houston

In an effort to diversify the legal field, our goal is to reach middle and high school minority students. The program is designed to encourage students to discover why their presence is needed within the legal community as they consider their various career paths. The day-long program consists of a welcome session, greeting from the dean, tour of the school, meeting with BLSA mentors, and a mock class. In addition, there will be a panel discussion with active members from our legal community. We will end the session with a look into a moot court practice session. Lunch will be provided to our participants.

Other Events and Activities (South Central)

There are no other events or activities scheduled at this time. Check back soon!