Monday, November 16, 2009

BLSA hosts Preparing for Law School Admissions: The LSAT & Your Application Seminar


The College Student Division Committee of the Black Law Students Association hosted Preparing for Law School Admissions: The LSAT & Your Application Seminar on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at NCCU School of Law for the BLSA NCCU Mentoring Program.

The program began with a Meet & Greet reception. The reception afforded the undergraduate students an opportunity to meet the law student assigned as their mentors. Over 45 undergraduate and graduate students gathered in the Fishbowl to enjoy pizza and ice-breaker activities. With the support from the NCCU School of Law student body, each participant of the BLSA NCCU Mentoring Program has been paired with a law student mentor.

After the Meet & Greet, the participants attended presentations by Shameika DeVane the Assistant Relationship Manager for Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions and Stephanie Barbee Williams the Assistant Dean of Admissions at NCCU School of Law.

Ms. DeVane discussed the quantitative and qualitative factors related to law school admission, inclusive of the LSAT, suggested preparation timelines and other resources for preparing for the LSAT.

Dean Williams provided in-dept insight regarding what the law school admissions staff considers when evaluating an applicant, as well as how to prepare and strengthen their law school application.

DeWarren K. Langley, a second year law student who coordinates the NCCU BSLA Mentoring Program says “as law students, we have a responsibility and obligation to usher in the next generation of law students.”

At the end of the seminar, students registered for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Pre-Law Exchange Program.

“The mentor program meeting was extremely informative! The meeting energized me and gave me a lot of clarity concerning the law school application process. I finally made the decision to apply to NCCU Law School. I was tremendously satisfied and look forward to future meetings!” says William Morgan, a junior Criminal Justice major at Shaw University.

“The seminar was awesome and helpful. I was not aware of all the aspects of applying for law school,” says Jimmy Short, a junior Business Management & Political Science major at NCCU.

If you are interested in serving on the College Student Division Committee or assisting with programs in the Spring, please contact the chair, DeWarren K. Langley at (919) 423-8089 or dewarrenklangley@gmail.com.

Special thanks to the BLSA Executive Board, the College Student Division Committee, Ms. Staris Best, and Dean Stephanie Barbee Williams for making this event possible.

1 comment:

Vonda said...

I've heard of have you all have a great job in the law program and I was told to find an NCCU law student to handle a case that I have. So if anyone would be interested in taking my case please send me a email (vbabygir@yahoo.com) Thanks and I hope to hear from you all soon. Keep up the good work.

D.M. 1/7/10