About this Event
1 Park Place, Athens, Ohio 45701
Students Invited to Engage with Alumni Attorneys, Judges on Pre-Law Day, April 1
ll Ohio University students and alumni are invited to participate in the annual Pre-Law Day, set this year for April 1.
Pre-Law Day provides students who have an interest in legal education and legal careers with an opportunity to learn from Ohio University alumni who have gone on to earn a Juris Doctor and practice law.
The day features a series of panels and roundtable discussions with alumni who will speak about their law school and professional experiences. Students can attend as many panels as they desire and are encouraged to come with questions about law school, practicing law, and the legal profession.
Athens County Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division Judge Zachary Saunders delivers the keynote address at Pre-Law Day. Saunders was elected to his position in November 2020. Prior to taking the bench, Saunders had been an assistant Athens County prosecuting attorney since 2015. He oversaw the Civil Division, where he represented the elected officials of Athens County and all 14 townships in Athens. Saunders also has experience in criminal defense for adults and juveniles, as well as private practice.
Saunders is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Athens County Law Library Board and is Secretary for Ohio Brew Week. Previously, Saunders was President of the Athens County Bar Association. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from OHIO's College of Arts & Sciences in 2008, followed by his law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
To conclude the program, students selected for monetary awards from the Law School Application Support Fund will be announced.
Students with questions about law school or the legal profession should schedule a time to speak with Assistant CLJC Director and Pre-Law Advisor Larry Hayman, Esq.
Pre-Law Day Schedule
9:40 – 10:35 a.m. 1st Round of Panels
10:45 – 11:40 a.m. 2nd Round of Panels
11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. Student Organization Presentations and Lunch (Baker 240/242)
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Roundtables (Baker 240/242)
2:35 – 3:15 p.m. Keynote Address: Honorable Zachary Saunders (Baker 240/242)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Student Award Ceremony and Concluding Reception (Baker 240/242)