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Schedule of Events

The Inaugural National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014 to Saturday, April 5, 2014

Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Registration The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom Foyer
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. WELCOME AND OPENING KEYNOTE CEREMONY The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
10:05 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. DIVERSITY PRE-LAW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
Applying for and Taking Full Advantage of the Available Pre-Law Preparation and Diversity Initiatives Designed to Increase Access to a Legal Education
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
11:20 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. DIVERSITY AND LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
The Fisher Supreme Court Decision, How Law Schools Consider Diversity Factors in the Law School Admissions Process, and How to Make Your Diversity Work for You
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. LAW SCHOOL RECRUITMENT FAIR AND DIVERSITY RESOURCES FAIR The Washington Court Hotel, Grand Ballroom and Hermitage
2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Lunch (On Your Own) Several Options Available
GROUP VISIT TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
Visit the Supreme Court – Visitors’ Film, Courtroom Lecture and Tour/Exhibit
Please Note: The Visitors’ Film plays continuously until 3:45 p.m.  Within our schedule, there are Courtroom Lectures at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Supreme Court closes at 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court Building
4:45 P.M. – 5:15 P.M. ***GROUP PHOTO in front of the Supreme Court*** In front of the U.S.
Supreme Court Building
5:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. DINNER IS SERVED (PROVIDED)
Pizza and drinks
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Lobby
5:50 P.M. – 6:50 P.M. FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR LAW SCHOOL/FINANCING A LAW SCHOOL EDUCATION
Weighing the Cost and Value of the Law Degree: The Realities of Paying for Law School, the Legal Job Market, the Marketability of the J.D., the Student Loan Debt Burden and the Long-Term Payoffs
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, McD 202
6:55 P.M. – 7:55 P.M. MOCK LAW SCHOOL CLASS Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, McD207
WORKSHOP SESSION:
Where To Focus Our Efforts: The Pipeline From The LSAT to Law School Matriculation
Special session for law school admission and diversity administrators, pre-law/multicultural/diversity advisors, non-profit professionals.
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, McD 200
8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. DIVERSITY AND THE LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Life as a Diverse Law Student: The Experiences of Diverse Law Students Inside and Outside of the Classroom and Success Strategies for Making the Most of the Entire Law School Experience
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, McD 207
9:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. CONFERENCE LAUNCH CELEBRATION! Reception
Structured and Speed Networking Activities
Social Mixer with Law Students and Lawyers
Georgetown University Law Center
Sports & Fitness Lobby

Saturday, April 5, 2014

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Registration
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. OPENING REMARKS AND KEYNOTE SESSION The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
10:05 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. PANEL DISCUSSION:
The Challenges and Opportunities of Leading in Diversity & Inclusion in American Law Schools Today
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
11:20 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. DIVERSITY AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION
PANEL DISCUSSION:
What It Takes to Become a Successful Diverse Lawyer: Overcoming the Challenges Facing Diverse Aspiring Lawyers in Legal Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
12:55 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Test-Taking Strategies Workshop The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
1:45 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Lunch (On Your Own) Several Options Available:
At the hotel, in the U.S. Capitol’s cafeteria, and at several nearby restaurants
1:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. GROUP VISIT TO THE U.S. CAPITOL
Visit the Capitol Visitor Center and Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building
(The last tour begins at 3:20 p.m. The orientation and tour will take about an hour)
U.S. Capitol Building
4:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. ***GROUP PHOTO in front of the U.S. Capitol*** In front of the U.S. Capitol Building
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. WORKSHOP SESSION:
Cultural Competence: A Must-Have Skill For Communicating, Negotiating, and Advocating Across Difference
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
5:35 P.M. – 6:35 P.M. WORKSHOP SESSION:
Forging Cross-Cultural Collaborations In Law School: Sharing Visions and Achieving Mutual Goals
The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
6:40 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. CLOSING KEYNOTE SESSION The Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
7:15 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. DINNER (On Your Own)
Social Networking/Connections Time (Informal)
Will meet at same restaurant for meal