CJ students attend law school boot camp

Three Grambling State University students from the Criminal Justice Department, attended Loyola’s Law School Regional Law Boot Camp in New Orleans last month. The camp was sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.GSU students learned about law school admission, financial aid, scholarships and legal study.

Students met law students and administrators from Southern, Tulane and Loyola Law Schools.

Students learned that LSAC.org provided pertinent information to properly prepare undergraduate students for admission into law school.

The average GPA for fall 2010 Loyola first year law students was a 3.4 with an annual cost of over $50,000.

Students participated with a Moot Court competition and were encouraged to take the Law School Admission Test in October or no later than December, prior to fall admissions.

GSU students who attended seminar were Shakila Miller, Nia Karriem, and Gideon Andrews. They were accompanied by Dr. Lurie Thomason, GSU criminal justice professor.

Dr. Minnifield, a CJ Professor and GSU & Southern Law Alumnus, sponsored half of the cost of the trip.

Dr. Thomason returned to the University of Alabama School of Law to hear the first Black U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pay tribute to Harper Lee on the the 50th anniversary of Lee’s Book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Sept. 2. Lee is an University of Alabama Law alumnus.

Dr. Thomason is a 1989 Law alumnus of the University of Alabama . Two siblings visiting GSU Roger Thomason, a law alumnus of Willamite School of Law in Oregon and Jackee Thomason of the University of Arkon in Ohio attended this historic event.