At the end of this week, we will be welcoming over 150 admitted students to spend the weekend at the Law School. They will get a feel what life will be like as a law student and get to know the City of Chicago. The weekend starts Thursday evening with a reception downtown at the law firm of Schiff Hardin which is in the Sears Tower. There will be great views of the City of Chicago and an opportunity to speak with current students and alumni. Later in the evening they will be joining current students for some more socializing in the Wrigleville area of city, home of the Chicago Cubs.
Bright and early Friday morning students will gather at the Law School for a full day of activity. The first event is a town hall meeting with Dean Saul Levmore who will give a good overview of the Law School. Next we will have a panel highlightening some of our terrific faculty speaking about the "Legal Access to Information in the Information Age". Next is lunch and each of the admits will meet their student host. There will be plenty of food the whole weekend!! In the afternoon students will hear information about student life, career services and financial aid. They also will be able to attend actual classes. At the end of the day there is more socializing with the faculty/student trivia contest finals, student organizational fair, and Wine Mess. In the evening the students are able to explore another part of the city with their hosts.
Saturday starts with breakfast and a talk by Maria Woltjen, the Director of the Immigrant Children's Advocacy Program which is the newest addition to our clinic. The students then will have a task of being a student because we will have a mock class with Professor David Strauss. Finally there is lunch and a tour of housing options. This weekend if very full but we feel it gives our students a good idea of what being a student at Chicago is all about!