Miami (March 23, 2011) – The FIU College of Law and the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division will co-host the first annual “Bridging the Gap” Minority Conference at FIU Law on Saturday, March 26th.  This all day conference will allow area high-school students and undergraduates to participate in important discussions about the value of undergraduate and graduate education.  Participants will interact with and hear directly from lawyers and law students about their academic journey and success in the study and practice of law. For more information please visit our website at law.fiu.edu.
 


WHO:         Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince
                     FIU College of Law
                     Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

WHAT:        FIU Law’s First Annual “Bridging the Gap” Minority Conference

WHEN:       Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:30AM – 4:30PM
                      Keynote address by Justice Quince at 12:00PM

WHERE:     FIU College of Law
                     11200 SW 8 Street
                      Large Courtroom & Atrium
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Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school.  The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics.  The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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