October 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students Invited to Attend OHIO Pre-Law Day for Legal Professional Networking, Nov. 3-4

16 alumni panelists at Pre-Law Day 2015, plus alum and pre-law adviser Larry Hayman.

Alumni and faculty at Pre-Law Day 2015

Ohio University’s annual Pre-Law Days begin Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Baker Theater with a keynote address from R. Marc Kantrowitz.

The event continues throughout Friday, Nov. 4, with a series of panels and interactive opportunities with 16 esteemed alumni. The event offers an opportunity for legal professional networking between alumni in legal fields and students interested in legal careers.

This event is free, and students from any discipline are invited to attend.

The event begins with a keynote address from Ohio University alum R. Marc Kantrowitz. He was a visiting professor last fall (Fall ’15) and he taught a class on media-sensationalized cases in American history. Kantrowitz earned a B.A. degree in History in 1972 and an M.A. degree in Political Science in 1974 from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. As an interdisciplinary scholar of law, history, and political science, Kantrowitz brings a multitude of talents to share with the faculty, staff, and students at Ohio University.

Justice Marc Kantrowitz

Justice Marc Kantrowitz

He is an eminent scholar and legal professional with 30 years of experience as a trial attorney and judge, as well as impressive teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels at colleges and universities in Boston. He has authored more than 950 opinions as well as single-authored books on criminal law, juvenile law, evidence, and mental health, as well as articles on the LGBT rights movement and mandatory drug testing, as well as other topics.

Following the keynote Thursday night, the event continues with alumni panels throughout Friday, Nov. 4. The two panels sessions on Friday begin at 9:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on the second floor of Baker. Panels feature alumni currently working in fields such as corporate law, public interest law, criminal prosecution, and in government positions.

The panelists’ variety of careers reflect the versatility of a law degree both in and beyond the courtroom.

The  panels throughout Friday focus on a range of topics including law school advice, women in law, pursuing your dream job or internship, and more.

The panels and rooms are as follows:

9:40-10:35 a.m.

Law School Advice (Baker 230)

Corporate Law Insight (Baker 231)

Criminal View: A View from Prosecution, Defense, and Judiciary (Baker 233)

10:45-11:40 a.m.

Women in Law (Baker 231) 

Public Interest Law (Baker 235)

Pursuing  Your Dream Job or Internship (Baker 233)

11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Student organization presentations.  (Baker 231)  

Students interested in learning more about law-related student organizations should come to Baker 231, from 11:50 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Representatives from Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity, the Ohio University Mock Trial Team, Students Defending Students, and Students for Law, Justice & Culture will present information related to their organization.

2:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

After the concurrent panels, there will be a roundtable discussion in Baker 240. Students will have the opportunity to interact with alumni more closely and ask them questions about contemporary issues. The subjects of discussion include Legal Issues in the 2016 Election, Miranda at 50: Danger of False Confessions?, Should Corporations be People?, and more. There will be cake and coffee hosted at this event for interested students.

There are several opportunities for OHIO undergraduate students interested in the law to prepare themselves to apply to law school. Some programs, including English, History, and Political Science, offer a pre-law track for majors in their department. In addition, OHIO offers an interdisciplinary certificate in Law, Justice & Culture for high-achieving students.

Students with questions about these opportunities or considering law school are invited to drop by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture (Bentley 001) from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays for “Walk In Wednesdays” with Larry Hayman.

Pre-Law Day 2016 is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

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