October 3, 2000

Law Students Look to Future

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Representatives from more than 80 different Law schools gathered in the Straight’s Memorial room yesterday to actively recruit Cornellians for their respective schools. Admissions officers aimed to inform students about their application processes and helped students take their first steps towards life after Cornell.

Cornell Career Services organizes the annual “Law School Day” to “provide Cornell students, with an interest in a legal career, the opportunity to meet with representatives from law schools in an informal manner” said Jane Levy, senior associate director of Cornell Career services.

According to Levy “Law School Day” at Cornell is the biggest event of it’s kind among all undergraduate institutions around the country. Representatives from the different law schools are attracted to Cornell because Cornell is considered a big “feeder” school according to Levy.

Among the representatives the atmosphere is one of competition. “Cornell has many quality students so we are interested in actively recruiting the students,” said Robyn Schinzel, a representative for Seton Hall Law school in New Jersey.

Among Cornellians the atmosphere was more relaxed. “I have my LSAT’s on Saturday, so this is motivation, an extra kick in the butt,” said Ian Schaefer ’01.

Other students participated in the event because law school may be a possibility for life after graduation. “I’m a Junior so I’m just looking around to see what is out there; I don’t know what I want to do but law school is definitely an option,” said Emily Gold ’02.

Some students came having already decided that they wanted to pursue law as a career. “I’m in the midst of applying so I just came to get the applications that I still haven’t received,” said Mara Sierchio ’01.

After “Law School Day” officially ended at 3:00pm, career services offered students the opportunity to meet with an experienced panel that provided students with firsthand insights into the application process. Thursday career services plans to help students prepare their personal statements for law school applications. This session will be held in 103 Barnes Hall at 4:35.

Archived article by Maria Rosso