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News Posted on March 16, 2011

Pre-Law Boot Camp, Discover Law Host Outreach Event

BootcampThe UC Davis School of Law Admissions Office brought participants in the King Hall Pre-Law Boot Camp and the Law School Admissions Council's Discover Law program to King Hall on March 5 to meet with Law School students and staff and participate in a mock law class with Professor Clay Tanaka, winner of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award.

The outreach event was the last of three Saturday sessions for the 16 students in the Boot Camp program, which is designed to assist first-generation and low-income undergraduate students with their preparation for law school.  The no-cost sessions cover many aspects of the law school admission process and emphasize undergraduate academic preparation in the area of writing, analytical reasoning and preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  Along with the King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP), the Boot Camp is a "pipeline" program designed to introduce students from underserved populations to the field of law.  Sharing this purpose is the LSAC-sponsored Discover Law for high school student participants from various programs coordinated by the UC Davis Academic Preparation Programs. 

Participants in the March 5 event heard presentations from Assistant Dean for Admission and Enrollment Sharon Pinkney and Outreach Assistant Amanda Wilder, met with King Hall students, participated in workshops on writing and preparing for the LSAT, and sat in on a mock law class with Professor Tanaka.  This year's Boot Camp students seemed to particularly enjoy a panel discussion with representatives from the UC Davis Law Review, Journal of International Law & Policy, and Business Law Journal that took place during the second Saturday session, and Professor Tanaka's class during the final meeting.