29th Annual Law School Fair

Posted on 10/5/2015 3:00:35 PM

Admissions officials from 14 law schools are coming to chat with IUP students at the 29th annual Law School Fair on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (G98) of Wallwork Hall.

“This is a great mix of law schools,” said Political Science faculty member Gwen Torges. She said this is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is even casually interested in some day attending law school. “Schools from across the country and with different specializations will give students a good start at selecting what law schools they want to apply to.”

The law schools registered to attend the Law School Fair are:

  • Capital University Law School (Columbus, OH)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Elon University School of Law (Greensboro, NC)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (Jacksonville, FL)
  • New York Law School (New York, NY)
  • Ohio Northern University College of Law (Ada, OH)
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law (Carlisle, PA)
  • Penn State Law (University Park, PA)
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (Hamden, CT)
  • Regent University School of Law (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol, RI)
  • West Virginia University College of Law (Morgantown, WV)
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Widener University Delaware Law School (Chester, PA)

To make the most out of a visit to the Law School Fair, Torges recommended that students come prepared with questions for the law school representatives. “This is a chance to see what each school is really like,” she said.

Torges suggested that students consider asking questions such as the following:

  • What’s the average class size and the faculty to student ratio? What type of internships, externships, and legal clinics does the school offer?
  • Are there opportunities for international study?
  • What’s the cost?
  • Does the school offer loan repayment programs for grads taking low-income service jobs?
  • Does the program offer interdisciplinary opportunities (such as the option of getting a joint JD/MA or JD/PhD?
  • If you’re thinking about going part time, does the school offer part-time programs?
  • What percentage of students are find JD-required jobs after they graduate, and what is the average time from graduation to employment? 
  • What kinds of placement services does the school provide?