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Binghamton University Fleishman Center to Host Law Day and Grad School Fair

 

BINGHAMTON, NY- The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, along with the Binghamton University Pre-Law Advising Office, will host the Fall 2015 Law Day on Wednesday, September 30 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the University Union, Mandela Room. A Mock Law School Admission Panel will also be held on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Center, UU133A. The Fleishman Center will also host the Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the University Union, Mandela Room.

Representatives from nearly 70 ABA-approved law schools and 115 graduate/professional programs will be available to meet with students regarding possible application and enrollment over the course of the two days. Registered law schools include top-ranked schools such as Columbia, UPenn, Duke, and University of Virginia. The Mock Admission Panel is highly recommended for pre-law students. At the Mock Panel, law school representatives will discuss what they look for in a good applicant. Registered graduate schools represent a wide range of fields, such as CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, RIT, Roswell Park Cancer Institute – UB, Georgetown, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the University of Glasgow.

"It is important for students to understand the importance of attending this live event," says Holly Horn, Assistant Director of the Fleishman Center. "While institutional information is certainly available online, one-on-one conversations can really make a difference – the representatives tell us it can move your application out of the 'No' pile to the 'Interview' pile." Students planning to attend the Fair are encouraged to research the schools and programs in advance and dress neatly the day of the event. She advises underclassmen to attend the fair to both get a feel for the event and to learn from representatives how to stand out as an applicant and what types of courses or activities might give them an edge. It is important for Fair attendees to ask questions regarding the school, its programs, application process and funding, and to avoid asking questions on information already available in printed materials or on their website. Students interested in attending can find the listing of registered schools and research those schools ahead of time on the link provided on the Fleishman Center's website.

Students are encouraged to attend Fleishman Center programs and workshops as well as visit the Fleishman Center website for tips on how to apply, advice for writing personal statements, information about funding options, and more. Fleishman Center staff are readily available to meet with students to discuss whether seeking an advanced degree fits with their career aspirations, to review personal statements, resumes/CV's, or address other career related questions. Students may seek help during Walk-In Advising hours (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-5:00 p.m.), or to make an appointment through hireBING.