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UI College of Law hosts program for prospective women law students Oct. 18

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Women interested in careers in law are invited to get a glimpse of what law school is all about at the 21st annual "Women in Law Recruitment Conference" Saturday, Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa College of Law.

The annual conference is designed to introduce prospective women law students to the study of law and to provide them with an overview of the support, social and cultural resources available at the law school.

Events begin with registration at 8:45 a.m. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until about 3 p.m. Registration requires a $10 fee ($13 on the day of the conference), which covers the cost of lunch and session materials.

The conference is sponsored by the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), the College of Law and the Iowa Student Bar Association.

State Rep. Minnette Doderer, who has earned a reputation as an advocate for women and family issues during more than 30 years in the Iowa General Assembly, will present the keynote address. Doderer currently represents District 45, has served in the state legislature since 1964 and currently represents an area that includes Iowa City and University Heights in Johnson County.

The conference also includes a mock class led by Jean Love, the Martha Ellen Tye Distinguished Professor of Law, as well as panels led by current UI law students and by women lawyers who practice law in a variety of fields.

The day-long event is open to all people interested in legal careers, but is geared toward prospective women students. Women traditionally have been under-represented in the legal profession.

For more information, or if special accommodations are required, contact the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff at (319) 335-9052.