Nancy Newhoff, editor, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected, the watchdog role and trends affecting newspapers.
Area lawyers talk to students about their jobs, the legal profession, employment trends, the law school experience and other issues of interest to prelaw students.
Last year, the Supreme Court made major decisions on same sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other key issues. This year, it will consider cases on campaign finance regulations and abortion, among others. As the Court nears the start of its 2013 Term, John Johnson, history dept.; Allison Martens, political science dept.; and Scott Peters, political science dept., will discuss the Court's decisions in those cases, discuss what's ahead and answer questions from the audience. Open to the university community and public; hosted by the Daniel Webster Law Society.
The Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A session. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss how to prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or email@example.com for more information.
"Egypt in Transition: Politics and Experiences of the Uprising and Transition Period" will be presented by Hillery Roach, UNI alumna and graduate student at American University, Cairo, will speak and answer questions.
The Department of Political Science will host a debate watch for the second presidential debate.
The conference will include presentations by various panels presenting research on topics such as state and presidential politics to foreign policy and national security.
UNI will host a taping of Iowa Public Radio's show "River to River." The show will air the following Monday, March 5. Discussions will include the latest about the 2012 presidential election and Iowa's legislative priorities. Forum participants are Dennis Goldford of Drake University, James Q. Lynch of The Gazette, and Chris Larimer and Donna Hoffman of UNI. The public and students are invited to participate.
Kara Blanchard, Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Drake Law School will talk about preparing for and applying to law school. A great opportunity to learn more about law school in general and Drake in particular. Anyone interested in law school is encouraged to attend. Pizza and soda provided. Sponsored by Daniel Webster Law Society and the CBA Prelaw Club.
The Daniel Webster Law Society and Prelaw Club will host Collins Byrd, assistant dean of admissions at the University of Iowa College of Law. Byrd will discuss the law school admissions process in general and UI's program in particular.