Hendrix College to Host Regional Law School Fair Sept. 16

The SouthWest Association of PreLaw Advisors (SWAPLA) and Hendrix College will co-host the Arkansas Regional Law School Fair at Hendrix College on Monday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Hendrix Student Life and Technology Center’s Worsham Student Performance Hall. More than two dozen law schools have already announced plans to attend. The event is open to anyone interested in law school: high school students, undergraduates, alumni of Arkansas’s colleges and universities, graduate students, and people who have been in the workforce for years.

“It’s great to have an understanding of the educational and professional environment that you’ll be entering into when trying to choose what school to attend, and the law school fair provided an excellent avenue for obtaining this information,” said Holden Branscum ’19, who attended last year’s fair and is now enrolled at the University of Memphis Humphreys School of Law. “Personally, I think that being able to meet the faces of the admissions counselors was very valuable and something that could ultimately be the difference in being accepted to the school you want to go to.”

“I attended the fair both at the start and end of my time at Hendrix, and it was an incredibly helpful experience,” said Blythe Bull ’19, who is taking a gap year to work as a legal secretary and will attend Albany Law School in Albany, New York, next fall. “My admissions decisions mainly stemmed from the conversations I had with the schools! No matter where you are in the process, the Law Fair can answer so many questions and help you explore what it is you’re looking for in life after Hendrix.”

“Last year’s Arkansas Regional Law Fair was incredibly informative,” said Cordell Campbell ’19, who is taking a gap year before law school to work as a legal administrative assistant. “I personally connected with a handful of law school representatives, bypassing the often impersonal and bureaucratic process by which most undergraduate students learn more about law schools. I have maintained these personal connections via email and phone, and am looking to apply to select schools precisely because of the networking opportunities at last year’s fair.”

As of an Aug. 5 update to this news release, the still-growing list of participating law schools includes:

  • Albany Law School
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Baylor Law School
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • BYU Law
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Chapman University Fowler School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • SMU Dedman School of Law
  • South Texas College of Houston
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Tulane University Law School
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • UNT Dallas College of Law
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • West Virginia University College of Law

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.