This year at the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating senior Courtney Garrett, a native of Alabama, veteran of the United States Army, and Pre-Law major at Oakwood University, received on-the-spot admission to the University of Richmond School of Law. Highly impressed with Mr. Garrett, the admissions officers selected him out of thousands of students in attendance. They were amazed at his professional disposition, knowledge of the law, and respectfulness.
Garrett said “I am still amazed at how God has worked for me over the past few days. I can still remember the phone call from the University of Richmond Law School. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I realized my hard work and dedication paid off. I hoped for great news during the admissions cycle, but had no idea that it would come so soon. My goal is to use this path to show the younger generation that with hard work and faith, anything is possible. My military leaders taught me the benefits of hard work and dedication. I look forward to deciding on which school God will put in my life!”
Every year, LSAC hosts forums across the country where students interested in attending law school are able to meet and speak with Deans of Admissions from over 200 law schools in the United States. During these forums, students receive information regarding the application process to law school, brochures, fee waivers, and even early admissions.
Students from Oakwood University’s Phi Alpha Delta (international fraternity/Pre-Law Club) have attended the LSAC Forum in October for the past four years. By attending this forum, Oakwood students gain valuable information and network with law schools. The Pre-Law Degree Program in the History & Political Science Department continues to facilitate student acceptance into law school, and congratulates Mr. Garrett for being the first student admitted into a law school this school year.