Calling all students interested in studying law who might be considering going to law school:
Imagine a program that can help you out in making a decision about attending a law school in the future and where information will be spewed left and right about law school and whether it is right for you.
This year marks the first Law Day on the Wilkes campus.
The event will consist of three expert panel discussions that will include two Wilkes graduates from 2008 and 2012 and four lawyers who will explain their jobs on a daily basis and give advice to students looking to go into law.
The first panel discussion will be “Law School Myths and Realities” with Widener University School of Law Director of Admissions Eric Kniskern, Molly McDonough, a 2012 graduate of Wilkes and a student at Widener University School of Law; Nick Lutz, a 2008 graduate of Wilkes and a graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Lisa Rauschmeier of Touro School of Law.
The next panel discussion will be “What do I do now? Jobs for Lawyers,” featuring the speakers Jarrett Ferentino, assistant district attorney in Luzerne County; Jason Provinzano, lawyer; and Gene Roth, of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald.
The last panel discussion will be “International Law and You,” featuring four lawyers who are connected to the United Nations working in international law.
Law Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 18 in the Miller Room, Henry Student Center. University and high school students are welcome to attend.
Kyle Kreider, Wilkes’ pre-law adviser, encourages students to attend this event in hopes that they will be able to answer the question “should I go to law school?”
Kreider has organized the Law Day, the discussion panels and has sent out emails to spark interest in prospective students and current Wilkes students. He also had help from many other people from Wilkes for financial support as well as the planning of the event.
“Law school is a three-year, expensive commitment,” Kreider said. “Students should have as much information as possible in order to make the best decision. My aim is to provide a more well-rounded perspective of what law school is like and what law-related jobs exist, what they pay and what one’s quality of life might be.”