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September 23, 2005

Tanikqua Young, TMLS Public Relations Chair,, or 512-232-1393 (Thurgood Marshal Legal Society office). On Sat. Sept. 24, contact Audrey Moorehead, regional director, National Black Law Students Association, at 214-796-2036 (cell).

TMLS and UT Law Host NBLSA 2005 Career Fair and Academic Retreat, Sept. 24

AUSTIN, Texas—The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society (TMLS) and The University of Texas School of Law will host the 2005 Career Fair and Academic Retreat at the Law School on Sat., Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), is free for association members and $10 for non-members. Undergraduate students may attend the academic retreat at no cost. On-site registration will be in the Law School’s Susman Godfrey Atrium in Townes Hall for the law student and college student divisions of the academic retreat. Students will receive the room locations at registration for various activities.

This year’s career fair will feature a record number of employers, including private firms, government, and public interest entities. While the career fair is open only to law students who are entering at least their second year of law school, the academic retreat is open to first year law students and undergraduates as well.

The academic retreat will consist of sessions to assist undergraduate students in applying for law school and taking the LSAT exam. First year law students have the opportunity to participate in a review for their required contracts and torts classes. And, second and third year law students will be given bar preparation information. All students will receive information concerning test taking skills, paying for law school and can attend a career-planning panel discussion.

In addition, a free social event for the retreat will be held on Sat., Sept. 24, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Oslo's at 301 W. 6th St. There will be music, dancing, and drink specials. There is no charge for attending and the contact for the event is Sophia Lecky (

TMLS is The University of Texas chapter of the National Black Law Students Association, a national coalition of black law students with members from nearly every law school in the country.

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