(Longview, Texas) - LeTourneau University is hosting a free "Law as a Career" Day on Thursday, Feb. 16, to coincide with the visit by the Texas Supreme Court which will hear oral arguments in the Belcher Center from 9 to 11:30 that day.
"Law as a Career" Day is sponsored by Nix Patterson and Roach Law Firm and is intended to encourage high school and college students to learn about and consider future careers in the legal profession. The event is a unique opportunity for students to see the court live without traveling to Austin. The entire day is free, including a sponsored lunch. Law as a Career Day is open to any high school or college student interested in learning about legal careers.
The first case the court will hear that day is an inheritance rights case out of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo, Texas: Virginia O. Kinsel v. Jane O. Lindsey and Keith Branyon and Jackson Walker LLP from Tarrant County and the Amarillo Court of Appeals.
The second case is about medical malpractice and government immunity out of Houston's First Court of Appeals: Leah Anne Gonski Marino, M.D. v. Shirley Lenoir
from Haskell County and Houston's First Court of Appeals.
The cases will be followed by a question and answer session before a lunch break and breakout sessions led by court justices. Justice Don Willett will lead one for college students, and Justice John Devine will lead the other for high school students. High school students who attend also will be offered tours of the university and visits with faculty.
LETU anticipates that local area high schools will send more than 500 high school students to hear the Texas Supreme Court oral arguments and attend the Law as a Career Day career fair. More schools are registering every week.
School districts already confirmed as participating include: Overton ISD, Pine Tree ISD, Spring Hill ISD, Sabine ISD, Union Grove ISD, Union Hill ISD, Whitehouse ISD, Willowbend High School, East Texas Christian School, Grace Community School, Longview Christian School, Trinity Christian School, Trinity School of Texas, and Tyler Street Christian Academy. Other schools interested may contact Dr. John Barrett at JohnBarrett@letu.edu<mailto:JohnBarrett@letu.edu> for details.
Local colleges who are sending students to participate include Kilgore College, Panola College and University of Texas at Tyler. Other colleges interested in sending students can contact Dr. Larry Frazier at LarryFrazier@letu.edu<mailto:LarryFrazier@letu.edu> for details.
Institutions sending recruiting teams include UT School of Law, St. Mary's School of Law, South Texas College of Law, UT Dallas School of Law, Arlington Career Institute, Baylor School of Law, Brightwood College (formerly known as Kaplan College).
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in Dallas and Houston.