Kick-Off Reception for VSB 2007 Minority Pre-Law Conference to be Held at Mason Law
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join conference attendees, sponsors, and other invitees at the kick-off reception for the 2007 Minority Pre-Law Conference, which will be held at the law school on Friday, February 16, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Every year the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference hosts the Minority Pre-Law Conference to encourage minority undergraduate students to consider the legal profession as a career. Through this program, the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference seeks to expose students to all phases of developing a legal career, from the law school admissions process to the selection of career opportunities.
Keynote speaker for the conference will be Maureen E. Mahoney, a partner at Latham & Watkins. Ms. Mahoney argued on behalf of the University of Michigan Law School before the Supreme Court and won the landmark case upholding the constitutionality of admissions programs that consider race as one of many factors in order to attain the educational benefits of a diverse student body. A former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist and a former United States Deputy Solicitor General, Ms. Mahoney was awarded the "Best Oral Argument" in the individual category accolade for that Supreme Court term by The Daily Journal, and the Legal Times called her a "skilled appellate advocate, unruffled and poised."
The event is sponsored by George Mason University School of Law; Law School Admissions Council, as part of National Minority Law School Recruitment Month; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC; Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association; Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association; and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Catering is by Sangam Restaurant.
For further information on the event, please contact Samantha Ahuja, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-857-4528.
Click here to register online for the reception by February 9.