Pre-law students better prepared for the beyond

The Pre-Law Club just had their biannual Dean’s Night on Oct. 21. Nearly a hundred pre-law students attended the two-hour event. They were able to interact with law school deans who were there to answer their various questions and help them decide on what law schools would benefit them most.

Almost 20 deans or dean representatives attended and were willing to participate in a mock law school application review. This mock process helped the students better understand what law school deans are looking for.

“The big thing that was really helpful was the mock applications. They were really interesting and informative for us to have (the deans) go through that,” said Zachary Davis, vice president of the Pre-Law Club’s public relations. “You just can’t get that information anywhere else. These are the people who are actually looking at the admissions and making the decisions.”

The pre-law students who went to this beneficial night had everything to gain for their attendance.
Davis further explained, “To be able to actually get your questions answered was irreplaceable, so it was a really good opportunity for us.”

The Pre-Law Club is now in its second year of function and has already come a long way. With the recent addition of pre-law advisor Eileen Crane, a former pre-law advisor at BYU, the club has doubled in size, and Dean’s Night has been created.

Last spring, Crane was able to obtain around 10 law school deans for the first Dean’s Night. For this last Dean’s Night, she was able to invite nearly 20. There will be another Dean’s Night in the spring to keep an eye out for.

With the students’ priceless interaction among law school deans, the professional contacts that were made available, and with their various questions answered, it is safe to say that most of the pre-law students are now closer to feeling ready for law school, as well as what lies beyond for them in the professional realm.

A note on what is upcoming: The Pre-Law Club is promoting the screening of the full-length documentary I.O.U.S.A. on Nov. 3, at the Ragan Theater in the Student Center. Hosts include the UVU Student Government, various other UVU clubs and The Concord Coalition.

Anyone concerned or even curious about the state of our national budget should go. The movie is free and open for students and the public alike. The Ragan Theater will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd, and the movie will promptly begin at 7 p.m., so get there early for a good seat and be ready to be enlightened.

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