Thursday, March 24, 2011
5:00 to 5:45 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Room 103
In recognition of Diversity Week activities at OCU LAW, the Professional and Career Development Center (PCDC), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), and the American Bar Association Law Student Division (ABA LSD) are pleased to present the following panel discussion.
As employers (private and governmental) continue to address goals to increase the level of diversity among their ranks, the need to communicate important information to historically underrepresented minority groups about available opportunities and associated hiring and application processes remains a priority for OCU LAW.
Toward this goal and in light of the ABA Standard addressing this, i.e. “a law school shall demonstrate by concrete action a commitment to providing full opportunities for the study of law and entry into the profession by members of underrepresented groups, particularly racial and ethnic minorities…,” the following program is offered for any interested law student.
This program will feature OCU LAW graduates who have taken different employment paths and are committed to helping students navigate in the current environment. They will offer insight and guidance on how students should prepare and approach achieving their career goals through traditional and other routes.
Mary Daniel, JD’05
Associate – Husch Blackwell – Kansas City, MO
Tynan Grayson, JD’05
Owner – The Grayson Law Group – Oklahoma City, OK
Andrew Chilson, JD’10
Associate – Phillips Murrah – Oklahoma City, OK
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES – At the end of this program students will:
1) learn ways in which they need to prepare to pursue various employment paths
2) be made aware of particular opportunities
3) know the importance of developing polished career documents
4) understand how professional development and interaction with other attorneys will positively affect career satisfaction and job success
Light refreshments will be served.