Group of high school students at the law school
Prospective law students from Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi tour the UH law school with Loreto Coloma Jr., at left.

Want to get a taste of what law school would be like—before investing time or money? Join other prospective students for a free classroom experience at the William S. Richardson School of Law on Tuesday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m., in the Davis Levin Livingston Courtroom.

Professor Nicholas A. Mirkay, a specialist in tax and business law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa law school, will teach a typical class, while Director of Admissions Elisabeth Steele Hutchison will answer questions about admissions and financial aid.

“This is a great opportunity to try law school on for size,” says Hutchison. “If you are not sure whether you will love law school, attending this mock class is a great place to start.”

Attendees will explore the topic of limitations and boundaries imposed by federal law on how churches and other charitable organizations can participate or intervene in political campaigns. Participants will consider whether the law should be changed or amended in light of the current political landscape.

“This class is a look-see into the dynamic learning environment of law school where students learn by doing—analyzing rules and court decisions and applying them to varying factual situations,” explains Mirkay. “For some, it’s their first exposure to this kind of learning.”

Registrants will receive class materials by email to read beforehand. Pre-registration is required.

Take practice admissions test

An additional admissions event—a free practice LSAT (Law School Admission Test)—will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, in the Cades Schutte Classroom at the law school. Register online.

See the full story on the UH law school website.

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—By Beverly Creamer