On Thursday, Oct. 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Dogwoods Room of the John A. Barone Campus Center, representatives from 15 law schools across the northeast met with students who wanted to learn more about law school.
The law schools represented at the fair were mostly located in the Tri-State area and Massachusetts, due to Fairfield’s central locations. The tables hosted representatives from schools including the University of Albany, Boston College, Fordham University, Hofstra University, Quinnipiac University, University of Maine School of Law, New England School of Law, Seton Hall University, Villanova University and the University of New Hampshire. Throughout the two hours, 55 students circulated past the tables obtaining critical information about attending law school.
Juniors Brianna Cyr and Noelle Guerrera said the fair was very helpful, with lots of good resources. Cyr is a politics major and Guerrera is a history major, both students saying that they picked their majors with the hopes of attending law school. The fair gave them a good opportunity to speak with representatives such as Lauren Majchrowski, Director of Admissions at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who were able to give them an insight into what schools are looking for in candidates.
“We want to know who you are and why you’re doing this,” Majchrowski said of the general purpose of the applications.
She went on to explain that as most people know, law school is not easy, as it is an extremely rigorous course of study. For that reason, Majchrowski said it is important for candidates of any law school to have a good work ethic and perseverance.
“When the going gets tough, they have to have that push,” she said.
While many of the students at the fair said that they always had it in their mind that they would go to law school, not all of the students at the fair shared this mindset. The fair was an opportunity for students of any major to learn more about the experience and reality of attending law school after graduation.
Kevin Parsons ‘22, a double major in political science and international studies, said that the possibility of going to law school was not initially a factor in his choice of majors.
“I am not exactly sure what I want to do with my major,” Parsons said. “I thought the fair would be a good opportunity to explore the possibility of a legal education.”
Parsons described the law school fair saying, “It was a unique opportunity to speak with representatives from some of the top law schools, who were eager and ready to meet Fairfield students.”
Parsons also explained that the representatives at the fair provided a lot of information about the first steps of the application process. The fair was said by other students to be beneficial in their early pursuits of post-baccalaureate studies as well.