Admissions Office Hosts Successful Information Sessions
Web Editor - Published: January 11, 2012
AdmissionsInfoSession235pxOn Saturday, January 7th, Widener Law’s Admissions Office hosted Information Sessions for prospective students on both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses. “The ability to speak with and learn about law school programs from our faculty and staff is extremely valuable and is certainly a unique experience for our prospective applicants,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions Barbara Ayars.

In Harrisburg, 32 prospective applicants and 33 guests received a presentation on how to apply and the financial aid process. In addition, they were treated to a mock first year law school class with Professor Randy Lee and concurrent information sessions about the Law & Government Institute or the Environmental Law Center. Attendees also had the opportunity to speak to current law students and members of the faculty during breaks between the sessions.

In Delaware, 95 prospects and close to 100 guests attended the Information Session, which featured a presentation on the Admissions Process from Assistant Dean Ayars, a mock law school class with Associate Professor Leslie A. Johnson that looked at circumstantial evidence versus eyewitness evidence as well as property rights using the example involving an engagement ring after the engagement had been called off. Multicultural Affairs Officer Troy Riddle also spoke to the attendees about the law school experience, and Associate Professor Francis J. Catania, Jr. spoke about Widener Law’s clinical programs. Finally, the prospective applicants also had an opportunity to tour the campus.