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Thursday, September 13, 2012

News Brief: More Than 50 Top Law Schools Visit Carnegie Mellon for Second Annual Law School Fair

Contact: Shilo Rea / 412-260-6094 / shilo@cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni interested in applying to law school will not have to travel very far to meet with representatives from 54 of the country's top law schools. The university's second annual Law School Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 28, in the Wiegand Gym.

Students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet and discuss options with the schools' representatives. It is a particularly opportune event for juniors, seniors and alumni thinking of applying to law school for Fall 2013 or Fall 2014. The fair is attracting more than four times the number of schools that attended the inaugural event in 2011.

"Among other things, the number and quality of the law schools attending this year's fair affirms my belief that many schools see our candidates as very desirable prospects who they very much want to meet and recruit," said Joseph E. Devine, associate dean for undergraduate studies of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the university's prelaw adviser. "Certainly the university's caliber and reputation across so many disciplines is a great attraction for law schools. But even more compelling, I find, is the collective impression that our graduates have made who have gone on to many of these law schools that has deepened this attraction even further. The depth of their undergraduate education in whatever CMU college or major they chose, the extraordinary interdisciplinary breadth of their CMU undergraduate experience, and their uniformly high capacity for hard work and analytical problem solving keep these law schools ever on the lookout for Carnegie Mellon candidates."

In addition to the fair, three workshops will be offered. Topics are the evolving nature of the legal job market, LSAT preparation strategies and strategies for writing strong personal statements for law school applications. Juniors, seniors and alumni also have the option of uploading a resume to TartanTrak that law school representatives will be able to access as a collective "Carnegie Mellon Prelaw Resume Book."

Students and alumni can register to attend the Law School Fair via TartanTrak at http://www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/career/tartantrak/tartantrakstudentlogin.html.

Any questions about the fair should be directed to Devine at jd0x@andrew.cmu.edu. Questions about registering through TartanTrak should be directed to Gerry Marnell at gmarnell@andrew.cmu.edu.

CMU's Second Annual Law School Fair is sponsored by the university's Pre-Law Program, which provides support and related activities and outlets for students and alumni with interests in law. The program has two components that work in partnership: an advising program and the student prelaw society. For more information, visit http://www.cmu.edu/student-affairs/theword/acad_resources/additional-advising-resources/pre-law-advising.html.