WILKES-BARRE, PA. (April 2, 2013) – Wilkes University’s pre-law program will host Law Day on April 18. The event is free and open to any university or high school students who wish to explore a career in law. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Miller Room, Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The program will consist of three expert panel discussions, including:
· “Law School Myths and Realities,” which will discuss how to get admitted to and succeed in law school. Speakers will include Eric Kniskern, director of admissions at Widener University School of Law; Molly McDonough, a 2012 graduate of Wilkes and a student at Widener University School of Law; Nick Lutz, a 2008 graduate of Wilkes and a graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Lisa Rauschmeier, Touro School of Law.
· “What do I do now? Jobs for Lawyers,” which will discuss the changing nature of legal jobs and how best to prepare for the work of a lawyer. Speakers will include Jarrett Ferentino, assistant district attorney in Luzerne County; Jason Provinzano, lawyer; and Gene Roth, of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald.
· “International Law and You,” which will consist of lawyers connected to the United Nations working in international law.
While political science, English and history are popular majors for students planning to attend law school, students in any major at Wilkes University are welcome to participate in our pre-law advising program. We help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), write personal statements, choose courses, and work through the law school application process. Wilkes also has a Pre-Law Society that takes trips to law schools and law fairs.
Registration deadline for the event is Friday, April 12. Please register online at www.wilkes.edu/lawday. If you have any questions about Law Day or the pre-law program at Wilkes, please contact Kyle Kreider at Kyle.Kreider@wilkes.edu.