LAW AS A CAREER DAY SPONSORED BY NIX, PATTERSON & ROACH, LLP
As part of the TEXAS SUPREME COURT DAY, LeTourneau University is hosting a "Law as a Career Day". Over 1000 college and high school students are pre-registered. They are coming from all over Northeast Texas, some from as far away as Dallas. Numerous law schools, paralegal schools and court reporter schools have been invited to set up booths to provide information to and to recruit students for their programs.
Schools sending recruiters: Baylor School of Law Louisiana State University Law Center St. Mary’s Law School South Texas College of Law University of Texas School of Law (Austin) Texas Tech School of Law Texas A&M School of Law University of Texas School of Law (Dallas) Southern University Law CenterTexas Arlington Career Institute (court reporter school) Brightwood College (paralegal school) Delmar College Paralegal Studies Program
COLLEGES SENDING STUDENTS: Kilgore College Panola College University of Texas at Tyler Texas College LeTourneau University
HIGH SCHOOLS SENDING STUDENTS: Overton ISD Pine Tree ISD Spring Hill ISD Union Grove ISD Union Hill ISD White Oak ISD Willowbend High School Sabine ISD Whitehouse ISD Lindale ISD Longview ISD Ore City Texas Virtual Academy Tyler ISD Career & Tech Center Winnsboro ISD Alba-Golden ISD Henderson ISD New Diana ISD Hallsville ISD Pittsburg ISD Tatum ISD Grand Saline ISD Westwood High School East Texas Charter School Marshall Christian Academy CHEC (homes school group) East Texas Christian School Grace Community School Longview Christian Trinity Christian Trinity School of Texas Tyler Street Christian Academy Christian Heritage East Texas Christian St. Mary’s Catholic School
The students will be able to attend the oral arguments and then be provided a complimentary lunch.
Four afternoon breakout sessions are scheduled specifically for the students. Justices Don Willett and John Devine will lead the sessions. The Justices will discuss topics to include the diversity of the law, how to prepare for law school, the process of applying to law schools, the importance of the LSAT, etc. and answer questions posed by the students. Total attendance at these sessions is limited to 600. The sessions will be recorded and the video made available to those who could not attend one of these sessions.
Students may choose to attend the breakout session presented by Justice Jeff Boyd whose topic is "God, the Courts and the Law." In addition to being a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Boyd is an ordained minister. This session will be in the Belcher Center Auditorium and will be open not only to students but to attorneys (who would receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit) and to the general public.
This session will be live webcast by the Longview News Journal. Students who attend will also be offered tours of the university and visits with faculty as they participate in “Law as a Career Day.”
Students, teachers or school administrators who have questions about participating should contact:
Daniel Ostendorff, Department Chair for Humanities & Social Sciences Role: Coordinator for all LETU related aspects of the February TX Supreme Court visit Phone: (903) 233-3394 Email: DanielOstendorff@letu.edu or Dr. John Barrett, Assistant Professor of Political Science Role: Coordinating communication and recruitment with local schools Phone: (903) 233-3392 Email: JohnBarrett@letu.edu