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Diversity Education Weekend

Diverse first-year UT Law students received practical advice on how to excel in law school and in their lives in the law during the annual Diversity Education Weekend (DEW). The weekend, held annually in September, is designed to help participating 1Ls learn to be successful law students.

DEW is co-sponsored by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students' Association and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, with participation by the Asian Law Students Association. OUTLaw became a participating organization in 2011.

Each year DEW opens with a cocktail mixer where students are introduced to successful practicing attorneys. The following day, students enjoy panels from experienced lawyers from across varied practice areas. Panel topics have included "Academic Services," "Working Smarter, Not Harder," "Mentorship and Relationship Building," "Career Building," and "Legal Writing."

The weekend is many law students' first chance to meet with potential practitioner mentors. It is never too early to start meeting with attorneys and figuring out how to succeed in class and beyond.

2011 DEW pictures courtesy of Caelie Dunn