Destination Law School: Panelists Hope to Inspire Students to Attend Law School

donate-buttonMore than 40 students attended two recent Destination Law School panel presentations, one at Mills College and the other at Berkeley College.

The Mills College panelists included E. Venessa Henlon, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass; Peter Catalanotti, Manning, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester; and Antonio Ingram, Morrison & Foerster and a former JDC Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship recipient.

The Berkeley City College panelists included Yonina Alexander, Sanford Heisel Kimpel; Allyssa Villanueva, UC Hastings College of the Law student; and Brandon Lawrence, AIDS Legal Referral Panel.

Both panels were moderated by BASF/JDC Diversity Pipeline Programs Manager Elizabeth McGriff.

The panelists provided students with valuable information about law school and sage advice about the legal profession based on their experiences. The students asked thoughtful questions and found the panel beneficial.

Student comments included:

“All of the information presented was very helpful. I appreciated the insightful advice because before this discussion I didn’t know much about preparation for the LSAT or the different skills one should have when thinking about becoming a lawyer.”

“I rate this panel discussion 10/10 because I am walking away with a lot of valuable information that I plan on applying to my educational and personal development.”

“I was inspired and it made the idea of applying to law school more real.”

“I’ve learned quite a good deal regarding LSAT preparation and the admissions process. I found this to be extremely informative.”

Visit www.sfbar.org/dls to learn more about speaking at an upcoming panel presentation.