UA to hold annual Law Fair in Union

By Bryan Hance

Arizona Daily Wildcat

More than 70 law schools from across the country will visit the campus today for the eighth annual University of Arizona Law Fair.

Seventy-six law schools signed up for the public event to be held in the Student Union Senior Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizers designed the fair so students could meet the deans of admissions and recruiters from law schools, said Jessica Oman, co-chair of pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta.

"It's a huge chance for these students because it's face-to-face interaction with the representatives," she said.

Phi Alpha Delta and the Minority Pre-law Association organized the event, the only student-run law fair in the western United States.

"They're coming here to meet the students," said Arts and Sciences pre-law advisor Gary Rydout. "Actually, we had to cap the number (of recruiting schools) because we're limited on space. We could have had over 80."

Law schools are seeking out students, he said, because applicants have declined nationwide since the 1980s.

But he said admissions remain stable at the UA.

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