Launched in the 2010-2011 academic year, Lawrence Scholars in Law (LSL) connects alumni with current students who are considering a career in law. Discussions focus on how alumni went from Lawrence to law school to various law careers, what the job market is like for attorneys today and what law school graduates do until they land a job. Summits often include a question-and-answer session with students.
“You can do anything with a law degree,” said Jeffrey D. Riester ’70. “You can be in the legislature, do public service or work for a company in its law department. One of the best things you will leave LU with is the flexibility and willingness to reinvent yourself as life goes along, and that happens a lot with people who have law degrees.”
Angela Ting ’11 met Bill Baer ’72 at a Lawrence Scholars in Law summit in 2010. She is now a legal assistant at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where she works with Baer in the same antitrust practice group. “The power of the LU connection!” she said.