Experience Penn State Law series begins Feb. 2

Top law scholars will cover hot law topics for prospective law students in upcoming seminars

Spurred in part by a sluggish job market, more than 60,000 people took the Law School Admissions Test last year and are now weighing the pros and cons of a law degree. Scholars from Penn State Law will offer insights on four of the most asked-about fields in a series of panel discussions at the Law School. The events also will be available via live webcast.

The Experience Penn State Law series will kick off at 4 p.m. Feb. 2, with "Science and the Law," featuring experts in environmental policy, biotechnology law, and health law and policy. Other panels include:

  • Business and the Law on Feb. 23;
  • Human Rights and the Law on March 16; and
  • Global Legal Practice on April 6.

“These topics are among the most popular and have tremendous potential to engage prospective law students who are interested both in whether law school is right for them and what types of career paths might be open to them,” said Jay Shively, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid. “It’s really an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students and others considering law school to both connect with top scholars and ask the tough questions.”

Admissions advisers also will be on hand to answer questions at each event.

For complete details and links to the webcast visit, http://law.psu.edu/speaker_series.

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Last Updated February 01, 2011