TU Awarded National Grant for Workshop To Attract Indian Students to Law Schools
Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Published on 8/5/03
The University of Tulsa College of Law has been awarded one of three $40,000 grants nationwide from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) to host a free, one-day workshop for Native American high school and college students in the region.
Judith Royster, professor of law and co-director of TU's Native American Law Center, will chair the workshop. "TU is perfectly situated to host this event," she said. "We're located in Indian country, have one of the country's premier Indian law programs, and have a long history of educating Indian lawyers."
The purpose of these workshops is to reach prospective Native American students earlier in the education cycle. The TU event, to be held in the spring, will focus on the study of law, careers in law, and what students can do now to be better prepared for entrance into law school.
Students will sit in on a mock law school class and will hear from a panel of law school students. Other sessions will focus on the admissions process, the LSAT entrance exam and affording law school.
Some scholarships will be available for transportation and lodging. The workshop is expected to draw students from Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Missouri and New Mexico, as TU is the only host school in the southern half of the U.S.
Other grants went to the University of Washington and jointly to the universities of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.