Youth Symposium

Objective:

Provide information to high school and college students on entering the legal profession.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Registration/Check-in

Snacks and networking.

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

What does it take to get into law school?

Charting a path to law school:  choosing the right classes in high school and college; how much do your grades matter; what extra curricular activities will help you get into law school?

Panel consists of:

  • College admission counselor
  • Law school admission counselor

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

What can you do with a law degree?

The versatility of having a law degree:  judges and law professors are lawyers too; working in a large law firm; creating laws as a legislator; running a legal department without practicing law.

Panel consists of:

  • Prosecutor
  • Judge
  • Legislator
  • Director
  • Law professor
  • Law firm

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What you always wanted to ask a lawyer but were too afraid to ask.

Learn valuable “tips and tricks” of the trade from experienced lawyers.

Session includes an interactive exercise where every student writes 1 – 3 questions on a piece of paper, crumbles the paper, then playfully lodges the paper at one of the lawyers in the room

Panel consists of:

  • private sector attorney
  • public sector attorney
  • solo practitioner

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mentorship Luncheon

An experienced attorney and at least 1 law student is assigned to sit at every table.

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Evaluation Form

Door prize:  an i-pod touch

Students who submit an evaluation form are eligible to receive an i-pod touch in a drawing.