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Appalachian School of Law schedules open house for prospective students

staff report • Feb 6, 2013 at 7:12 AM

GRUNDY — The Appalachian School of Law in Grundy will roll out the red carpet for prospective students and their guests during an open house scheduled for March 2.

Anyone interested in pursuing law school is welcome to attend and will only need to reserve a seat at the open house via the ASL 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, ASL 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.”

Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. with snacks and coffee provided. Following an introduction and overview, students will be able to preview the life of a law student at ASL. The agenda will include a mock class taught by Professor Stewart Harris, host of “Your Weekly Constitutional” aired by WETS-FM and WVTF’s Radio IQ.

Guests will be given an opportunity to tour ASL’s facilities, including the school library with its collection of nearly 227,000 volumes of legal materials. Lunch will be provided and future students will have opportunities to speak with current students.

A financial aid counselor will also be available to discuss options to finance a law school education.

ASL has a faculty-to-student ratio of 1/16.7, and is accredited by the American Bar Association. In the October 2011 issue of The pre-Law Magazine, ASL was rated ninth in the nation for its externship program.

Some of ASL’s practical course offerings include natural resources law, family law and alternative dispute resolution. 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.

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