The UW Tacoma Pre-Law Society is starting up again this fall! With new president, Marae Slyter, they are looking forward to a great new year, full of activities and speakers meant to ready Law & Policy majors (and other interested students) to apply to and attend Law School.
Slyter, a double major in Law & Policy and EGL—and a minor in Human Rights—is also President of the Student Theater Acting Guild. “I’ll be really busy this year,” she said. “I’m also interning (since March) for Jeffrey Kradel, a criminal defense attorney in Seattle. I’m a volunteer, but it’s good experience.”
In spite of her busy schedule, Slyter is anxious to see the club draw in more students. Her goal for this year is to offer interested students a greater perspective on the law school experience, particularly those who are would-be lawyers. She’d like to help them to navigate the application process—but mostly wants to make them aware of the resources here at UW Tacoma for pre-law students.
“I had so much support from last year’s Pre-Law Society president,” she said, recalling all she learned about the application process—things that she might have never figured out without help. “I want to help and motivate students through all those little things. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration.”
Slyter went on to say that “our club will give that help to students—helping them make up their minds about becoming a lawyer. To ask themselves, ‘is this for me?’”
And they’ll offer that help within a community of students who hold a common goal of studying the law.
Upcoming events for the Pre-Law Society include a booth at the Student Involvement Fair on September 30th during the noon hour. Slyter hopes anyone interested in Law will stop by to learn more about the club and sign up to receive more information about our activities.
This year, the club is also looking to engage in a number of activities, including:
- A field trip to a local law school
- Bringing in outside speakers, including law students, internship coordinators and more!
- Providing a law school application workshop
- Providing LSAT prep, test-taking and other support
- And much more
Faculty Adviser for the Pre-Law Society is Sarah Hampson. Contact her, or Marae Slyter for more information.