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Diversity Matters Open House

February 5

Diversity Matters Open House

Friday, February 5, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time


All sessions will take place in Zoom unless otherwise noted


9:00-9:30                     Welcome

Mark E. Brandon, Dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law

Mollie Gillis (3L), President of the Student Bar Association


9:30-10:00                   Applying to Law School

Claude Arrington, Associate Dean for Admissions

Katie Grayson, Assistant Director for Admissions

10:00-10:30               Legal Education Overview

Montré Carodine, Professor of Law


10:30-11:30                  Mock Law School Class

Bryan K. Fair, Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law

11:30-11:40                   Break

11:40-12:10               Legal Careers 101

Alabama Law Faculty


12:10-1:15                     Alabama Law Alumni Panel Discussion

Megan Walsh, Assistant Dean for Career Services, Moderator

1:15-1:45                      Video Tour of the Law School and the Current Student Panel

Current students will answer participant questions submitted through Zoom Chat

1:45-2:15                      Introduction to LSAC Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

Joshua Porter, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence

2:15-3:00                      Virtual Reception

The Alabama Law Admissions Office, The Alabama Law Student Ambassadors, UA Law Black Law Students Association, Alabama Law Faculty and Instructors, and leaders from various Alabama Law Student Organizations


This event is sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and

the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) as a Diversity Matters Event