Friday Features - March 14, 2014
Pre-law students gain career insight
Twenty-four pre-law students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Loras College, University of Dubuque and Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, attended the UW-Platteville Pre-Law Society’s Pre-Law Meet-Up on March 3 in the Markee Pioneer Student Center.
At the event, students learned about the changing environment of legal education and careers in legal education from three representatives from the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa: Gail Agrawal, JD, dean and F. Wendell Miller, professor of law; Brian Farrell (pictured left), JD, LLM, Ph.D., director of the Citizen Lawyer Program and Academic Support Program, assistant director of the Center for Human Rights, and lecturer of International Law and Human Rights; and Jessica Malott, JD, career advisor at the law school.
“All of the participants thought that the event was highly successful,” said Dr. John Rink, professor of political science at UW-Platteville. “It is not often that a couple dozen students from four different schools have the opportunity to meet and talk with top officials from a highly prestigious law school, all under one roof. Everyone wants us to do this again. They are very grateful we did this.”
The Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Societies are hosting a toiletry drive, which will be taking place the week after spring break, March 24-28. Boxes and fliers will be placed around several buildings on campus including Royce, Werner, Gardner, Doudna, Otts, the Student Center, Ullsvik and the Pioneer Tower. The proceeds will be donated to Family Advocates. Please contact Adrienne Oldenburg or Andrew Koetz at UWPhonors@gmail.com with any questions.
Criminal Justice Career Day
Nearly 60 agencies from the tri-state area attended the 41st annual Criminal Justice Career Day on March 11. Organized by the UW-Platteville Department of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Association, the event provided students with the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from professional law enforcement agencies. (See video)