School Hosts Admitted Students Day, Gearing up for March 28 Open House


Washington University School of Law welcomed more than 150 visitors to its March 2014 Admitted Students Day. Over the course of two days, the future students were given an overview of the classes, the people, and the facilities that the law school has to offer.

On the first day, the future students of the law school received a warm welcome in Anheuser-Busch Hall's Janite Lee Reading Room. There the admitted students mingled with faculty, alumni, and leaders of student organizations. The following day, after a registration breakfast, the admitted students were presented with opening remarks by Daniel Keating, dean and the Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law, and Kati Scannell, associate dean for data and enrollment management.

The students then received a guided tour around the heart of the Danforth Campus. Highlights included the soon-to-be-completed Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, Olin Library, and the easy pedestrian access to the Loop, as well as the great views of nearby Forest Park from the Brookings archway. The admitted students were then shown the locations of the bookstore, Danforth University Center, and Athletic Complex before going into an extensive tour of the interior of Anheuser-Busch Hall, where the majority of the law school’s curriculum and events take place.

After the tour of campus, the students were invited to a series of practical skills sessions hosted by several members of the law school’s world-class faculty.

Faculty and current student presenters included:

  • Robert Kuehn, Professor of Law; Associate Dean, Clinical Education; Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
  • Mike Koby, Associate Dean, International & Graduate Programs; Professor of Practice; Director, Trial & Advocacy Program
  • Mary Perry, Lecturer in Law; Director, Externships
  • Elizabeth Miller Fitzpatrick, Editor in Chief, Washington University Law Review 
  • John Grothaus, Editor in Chief, Washington University Global Studies Law Review 

Next was a lunch with Rebecca Brown, associate dean of Career Services, including some of the law school’s recent alumni:

  • Nicole Cortes, JD/MSW '12, Co-Founder of the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
  • John Drake, JD '12, Associate, Dentons, St. Louis
  • Carla Jordan-Detamore, JD '13, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Alicia Pender, JD '13, Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
  • Andrew Zimmerman, JD/MBA '11, Associate Attorney, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

After talking with alumni, the admitted students were given the chance to meet a selection of the school’s current student population and ask questions about their experiences.

Any admitted students who were unable to make it to this event will have the next Admitted Students Days on April 3-4 to look forward to. Also upcoming is the law school’s Open House on March 28.

Brent Mueller, Spring 2014