Senior Associate Dean Alan Woodlief participated in the second annual Minority Pre-Law Conference in Durham, North Carolina on March 19.
The Pre-Law Conference, titled “Is Law School for Me?,” was sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and offered valuable information to undergraduate and high school students who are considering a career in the law. Over 60 high school and college students from North Carolina and surrounding states attended the event.
Dean Woodlief participated on a panel of admissions professionals addressing the topic “The Road to Law School: Navigating the Admissions Process from High School to Day 1 of Law School.” This session discussed a variety of topics including the choice of college majors, preparing for the LSAT, the importance of internships, personal statements and the application process. Woodlief also participated in a law school fair, where interested students spoke with him about law school generally and Elon Law’s innovative new program.
“It was heartening to see so many young people devote their Saturday morning to learning more about law school and the legal profession,” noted Dean Woodlief. “I spoke with really talented and engaged prospective students, and I am anxious to receive their applications and to see the mark they will make at Elon Law and in their careers.”
Elon Law’s Commitment to Diversity:
The decision to attend law school is one of the most important you will make. There is much to consider, from the characteristics of a law school’s program of study to your own personal educational goals and dreams. Among the most important of these considerations is the depth of diversity within a law school community and the breadth of support for diverse people and perspectives within that community.
At Elon Law we believe an outstanding legal education requires engagement with a broad range of people and perspectives. A diverse and academically talented student body and a roster of professors with wide-ranging views and experiences are essential to prepare students to practice law in the 21st century. Through open dialogue and respectful debate in a diverse community, Elon Law students develop the range of insight required to act knowledgeably in today’s global environment.
At Elon Law you will find a supportive community, where minority and international students are embraced, empowered and motivated to excel in the classroom and beyond. Numerous student organizations provide outlets for minority students to share their values and experiences, while our external opportunities, through clinics and field placement programs, allow students a broad range of experiences, addressing a range of needs in our region and beyond.
At Elon Law we embrace diversity and celebrate the school’s wide range of backgrounds and cultures. We pride ourselves in being able to provide students with an academic community reflective of the communities within which we work and live.