Attending Law School 101

On Saturday, we hosted future law students for the Fall 2009 Pre-Law Symposium, Law School 101: How to Get In and Succeed in Law School.

HasnasThe day included a mock law school class on torts taught by Professor John Hasnas of the Georgetown University Law Center.  The participants enjoyed the challenges of having Professor Hasnas simulate an actual law school class.  Using the Socratic Method utilized in most law classes, he called on them randomly throughout the morning and it resulted in an engaging seminar where participants stayed on their toes ready for the next question.

After lunch the attendants were treated to an insider’s view in the world of law school admissions by Danielle Bianchi. Danielle is the Director of Recruiting at The George Washington University Law School, and oversees more than 10,000 applications per year at GW Law School. There were many questions about the admissions process during the Q&A session after her presentation, and the application process struggles will surely be less of an obstacle for those that attended her presentation.

Current Capital Semester student Mark Johnston attended the symposium and commented, “While I have taken certain undergraduate classes because I thought they would provide experience for law school, this half-day seminar gave me the best preparation I have received yet.”

All in all, it was a very productive Saturday. Check out the new LSI website, www.LegalStudiesDC.org, and be on the lookout for future Pre-Law Symposiums.

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