Admitted students experience life at the Law Center during welcome program

July 28, 2016 — Forty students admitted to the University of Houston Law Center for the fall semester were recently given a warm welcome and an introduction to what they can expect in the coming years.

"After getting to know our applicants on paper, it's great to host an event like this where we have the opportunity to meet them in person and introduce them to our wonderful faculty, staff and current students," said Pilar Mensah, associate admissions director. "We hope they walk away feeling confident in their decision to attend UHLC and looking forward to the next 3-4 years as a student of the Law Center."

Professor Meredith Duncan welcomed the aspiring lawyers — both prospective full-time members of the Class of 2019 and part-time students who would earn their J.D.s in 2020 —during the third and final Admitted Students Day of the year on July 21.

Students participated in a mock class led by Professor Douglas Moll on the corporate law case of Shlensky v. Wrigley in which Chicago Cubs shareholders sued the club president for refusing to install lights in the venerable old ballpark.

The group also heard from Tiffany Tucker, interim assistant dean for Career Development, about the wide range of services provided by the Career Development Office.

As to more immediate matters, the students heard from Josephine Sorgwe '14, a clinical supervising fellow, on how best to prepare and handle life as a first-year student. A panel of current students also participated in a frank discussion of questions and concerns.

The program was capped off with a reception attended by faculty, staff, and current and future students in the Hendricks Heritage Room.

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