On September 18, the Pre-Law Resource Center (PLRC) hosted Cougar Pre-Law Day. The PLRC is a new a project of the College of Arts and Sciences whose mission is to provide information, mentorship, and networking opportunities to students interested in a career in law. The Director is PPPA Assistant Professor Michael Salamone.
Cougar Pre-Law Day kicked off with a keynote speech given by Justice Mary Yu of the Washington Supreme Court. That was followed by a panel discussion on the legal profession, where Justice Yu was joined by several WSU alumni currently working in various types of legal professions. These panelists were: Fé Lopez (class of ‘03), Executive Director of the Seattle Community Police Commission; Lonny Suko (class of ’65), Senior Judge of the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; Breeana Van Engelen (class of ’11), associate at K&L Gates; and Cliff Webster (class of ’74), principal with Carney, Badley, Spellman, P.S. After the alumni panel, the event continued with a Q&A session with law school admissions representatives from the University of Washington, Gonzaga University, Willamette University, the University of Montana, and the University of Idaho. The day concluded with an admissions fair and networking reception.
To learn more about the PLRC, please visit prelaw.wsu.edu.