UH Law Center Hosts Pre-Law Conference

A roundtable discussion of “Admissions Issues in a Declining Pool-era” included Monica Ingram, Assistant Dean for Admissions, UT Law; Gary Keith, Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor, University of the Incarnate Word; and Jamie Ann West Dillon, Assistant Dean for Admissions, UHLC.

A roundtable discussion of “Admissions Issues in a Declining Pool-era” included Monica Ingram, Assistant Dean for Admissions, UT Law; Gary Keith, Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor, University of the Incarnate Word; and Jamie Ann West Dillon, Assistant Dean for Admissions, UHLC.

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Professor Michael A. Olivas coordinated the program and participated in various discussions, including the opening session dealing with the state of the profession and educational pipeline programs.

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Oct. 11, 2013 –The University of Houston Law Center brought together legal educators, pre-law advisers, administrators, lawyers, and students in wide-ranging discussions of issues facing legal education today as part of the “B.A. to J.D. Pipeline Program.”

The day-long conference, “Making Connections –A Changing World, A Changing Legal Profession,” addressed such topics as: admissions; update on Fisher v. Texas; the LSAT; how diverse students succeed; student financial aid and loans; and immigration reform.

Several UHLC professors and administrators participated in the program, including Interim Dean Richard Alderman; Assistant Dean for Admissions Jamie Dillon; Professor Meredith Duncan; Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman; Professor Michael A. Olivas, who coordinated the event; and Professor Stephen Zamora.

The program was sponsored by the Law Center, the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

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