Fifth Annual Minority High School Visitation Program To Be Sponsored by UB Law School

By Ilene Fleischmann

Release Date: February 17, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Law School will hold its fifth annual Minority High School Visitation Program from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The program, designed to expose promising minority high school students to the possibility of attending law school, is co-sponsored by the UB Law School Admissions Council and the associations of Asian-American Law Students, Black Law Students and Latino American Law Students.

"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 7 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are from minority groups," says Lillie Wiley-Upshaw, associate dean for admission and financial aid in the UB Law School. "Only 3 percent are African-American, 2 percent Latino and less than 1 percent Asian-American. We want to send a strong message to students, faculty, administrators and the legal community: UB Law School is committed to achieving meaningful diversity within our community and the legal profession."

The program will include presentation on "How to Prepare for Law School" by Jacqueline Hollins, assistant director of student advisors services at UB. Charles Carr, adjunct professor of law, will present a mock class in criminal law.

Participating students will have the opportunity to ask current law students about their experiences, both before becoming law students and during law school, and will present their answers to an interactive problem in the UB Law School's Francis M. Letro Courtroom on the first floor of O'Brian Hall.

For more information, contact Melissa Fruscione, UB Law School director of recruitment, at 645-2907.