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November 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Visits OH, PA Law Schools

Members of Phi Alpha Delta pose in the Moot Courtroom at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Members of Phi Alpha Delta in the Moot Courtroom at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

The Ohio University Pre-Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta spent the Veteran’s Day weekend traveling to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Akron visiting five law schools. Approximately 20 students went on the trip.

The trip included visits to University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Duquesne University School of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Case Western School of Law, and University of Akron School of Law.  The law schools provided students with the opportunity to attend law school classes, meet with current law students, and answer questions that the students have about law school.

“The law school trip was the best I have ever been on! We were able to ask admission officers all the questions we had regarding financial aid, diversity, types of law and more. We were also able to have multiple mock law classes and get an insight into what law school classes are like! It was great fun being able to interact with 1L and 2L alumni and hear about their first year experience,” said Amal Afyouni, Phi Alpha Delta president and a senior studying Political Science and Sociology-Criminology with a Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture.

“This is my first law school visit, and I was really impressed. Even though I wasn’t thinking about attending a lot of these law schools it definitely gave me a lot of information and a base line to use when looking at other schools. I was particularly impressed with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and am even thinking about applying there!” said Gabrielle Tharp, a senior studying Political Science and History.

Kristin Tate, a junior studying Political Science and Sociology-Criminology with a Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture, commented, “I went on the trip so that I could figure out my options for law school and the things I have to start doing to prepare for the application process. I left the trip knowing the rigorous process that I would have to go through and all the things to make sure that I am successful in law school.”

“Visiting law schools is a great way to gain an understanding both of a school’s physical space but also the feel and culture of the place,” said Phi Alpha Delta’s adviser and Center for Law, Justice & Culture Pre-Law Specialist Larry Hayman. “I recommend that students spend time at every law school that they are considering attending, if the cost is not prohibitive.”

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