Sunday, April 20, 2014

Visitors explore law

Liberty University School of Law hosted Experience Law, an event designated for prospective law students, Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21.

Guests of the event attended a law class and panel discussions with faculty and students addressing questions about the school Friday. Admissions and financial aid sessions during the day also guided prospective students.

Attendees were invited to use some of Liberty’s facilities Saturday. Some participants took advantage of the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre while others explored campus and the city of Lynchburg.

According to School of Law Director of Admissions Annette Pettyjohn, the most important session of the day is entitled, “How to Succeed in Law School.”

“We offer this session to help prospective students prepare for law school and help them learn, in advance, tactics and various study habits needed to succeed through law school,” Pettyjohn said. “During a reception at the end of the day, faculty and staff were available to answer questions from prospective students.”

According to Pettyjohn, Liberty University’s School of Law is unique because it is the only law school in the country that offers six semesters of lawyering skills.

“Liberty recognized the need to teach students law theory through a Christian worldview, along with lawyering skills needed to start their own practice,” Pettyjohn said. “We have had several students graduate from our program and start their own practices immediately. We want our guests … to realize the uniqueness of this program.”

Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio were three areas represented among the 35 potential students from around the nation who attended the event. A prospective student from Nigeria, as well as several residential students enrolled in various undergraduate programs at Liberty, also came to the event.

According to Bethany Brock, a journalism student at Cedarville University in Ohio, the discussion panels from faculty and students helped her realize her passion for law.

“Law is a field where you can become a master in your field and do a lot for the Lord and America by promoting religious freedom and first-amendment rights,” Brock said. “My goal if I become a lawyer will be to persuade the field of law for God. “
The next Experience Law Weekend will take place Nov. 1.

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