By: STEVE LeMASTERslemaster@civitasmedia.com
February 5, 2013
GRUNDY, Va. — The Appalachian School of Law will roll out the red carpet for prospective students and their guests on Saturday, March 2, during the school’s open house event.
Anyone interested in pursuing law school is welcome to attend and will just need to reserve a seat through the Admissions Office.
“Anyone thinking about law school will appreciate the opportunity to actually meet the faculty and see our facilities in person,” said Mary Ragland, the director of admissions and student services. “They will have a chance to learn about our commitment to community service and our top 10 rated externship program.”
After an introduction and overview by the dean, students will be able to preview the life of a law student at ASL. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m., with snacks and coffee provided. The agenda will include a mock class taught by Professor Stewart Harris, the host of “Your Weekly Constitutional,” heard on WETS-FM and WVTF’s Radio IQ. Guests will be given an opportunity to tour ASL’s facilities, including the library, with a collection of nearly 227,000 volumes of legal materials. Lunch will be provided and future students will have a chance to ask questions of our current students. A financial aid counselor will also be available to talk to visitors individually about how to finance a law school education.
The Appalachian School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, and is proud of its history of community service. ASL has a faculty-student ratio of 1 to 16.7. Given this and our small size, ASL professors provide personal attention to students.
One student is quoted in the Princeton Review’s Best 168 Law Schools as saying, “”My experience at the Appalachian School of Law has been nothing short of exceptional. The teachers love interacting with the students and are our greatest cheerleaders, mentors, and leaders.”
The Appalachian School of Law was assessed as ninth in the nation for its externship program, based on an October 2011 article in The Pre-Law Magazine. Some of ASL’s practical course offerings include natural resources law, family law, and alternative dispute resolution. With over 1,000 current alumni, ASL is looking to the future and hoping to serve both the community and many future generations of lawyers.
For more information or to make a reservation for the open house, call Amanda Shafer at (276) 244-1203, or register online at www.asl.edu.