Note to Editors: Members of the media interested in attending the event must RSVP to Kimberly Sorensen no later than 5 p.m. March 17.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will discuss the state of the economy with Colorado State University alumni who have earned their law degrees for the inaugural gathering of RAMS Juris Doctor on March 18 at the University Club.
"The practice of law is a popular career choice among our outstanding graduates. We are very excited about reconnecting with alumni who are practicing attorneys and encouraging them to network with undergraduates interested in legal careers and with Colorado State University alumni currently enrolled in law school," said Ann Gill, dean of CSU’s College of Liberal Arts. "We are honored that Governor Ritter, who is an attorney with an undergraduate degree in political science from Colorado State, will address this newly formed group of distinguished alumni."
Ritter earned his undergraduate degree from CSU in 1978 and received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1981.
The evening will include remarks from CSU alum and general counsel Mike Nosler and CSU Interim President Tony Frank.
Colorado State’s Prelaw Program focuses on individual counseling for students with a general interest in legal studies through their graduation. Students are encouraged to focus on several significant issues they will face if they hope to enter law school, including selecting an undergraduate major, preparing for the Law School Acceptance Test, and financial planning for a legal education. Students are encouraged to experience classes outside their major, take logic and critical thinking classes in philosophy and hone reading and writing skills in English classes.
The prelaw student group at Colorado State helps organize community involvement activities, hosts speakers on campus, and provides networking experience for students bound for law school.
The event is closed to the public.