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Wilkes University Invites High School Students to Virtual Law Day

High school students interested in a career in law can attend Wilkes University's Law Day at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The event will be held via Zoom.

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Judge Fred A. Pierantoni III. Pierantoni graduated from Wilkes in 1980 and currently serves as a judge in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.

Kyle Kreider, pre-law advisor and political science professor at Wilkes University, will interview representatives from Penn State Law and Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The interviews will focus on accelerated 3+3 programs which allow exceptional students to earn both a bachelor's degree and J.D. in just six years.

The event will also feature a roundtable discussion and Q&A with Wilkes alumni who went on to law school.

"In our ever-changing world, a law degree provides people with enormous transferable skills that can take them into many different careers," says Kreider. "Law Day can be a first step in that endeavor."

Students interested in attending this free program, hosted on Zoom, should register at wilkes.edu/lawday.

About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.