Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
Atlanta-based law firm Schklar & Heim, LLC hosted Emory University School of Law’s reception for admitted applicants on March 30, 2012. The Friday evening cookout kicked off the law school’s visiting weekend, during which the future members of the Class of 2015 gathered together in Atlanta, Georgia to get to know Emory Law. The reception was held at the home of Schklar & Heim attorneys Edwin J. Schklar and Maggie M. Heim, and gave admitted applicants the opportunity to meet each other and talk to several Emory Law alumni and faculty in a relaxed setting.
After Friday evening’s reception, the admitted applicants met at the law school on Saturday for a full day of learning about law school basics, professional development, career strategy, financing their educations, and living in Atlanta. They also received a tour of the school and participated in question and answer sessions with law professors, deans, and alumni.
Schklar & Heim Founder, Edwin J. Schklar, who earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from Emory University, explained that it was a pleasure to host the event. “Emory University gave me an excellent foundation for my law career, and I am happy to assist in the law school’s continued success. I enjoyed answering questions from students and explaining why I chose to attend Emory and establish a career in Atlanta after serving as a trial attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the Military District of Washington.”
The visiting weekend also gave admitted applicants the opportunity to experience Emory University and see the city of Atlanta. Some of the students who have already decided to attend Emory Law next year utilized the weekend to meet professors and other students, and to make arrangements for the next three or four years of their lives. Other admitted applicants, who are not yet certain of which school they will attend, used their time in Atlanta to determine whether Emory Law is the right school for them.
The cookout was an enormous success with approximately 150 people in attendance. Those who attended participated in great conversation and savored a warm, beautiful spring evening in Atlanta. Attorney Maggie M. Heim explained, “The prospective students were eager to learn about the quality of life and business and legal opportunities Atlanta has to offer. Our guests on Friday evening were quite diverse. Each of their career interests varied greatly, which contributed to conversations on a variety of legal and non-legal topics. I am pleased that the event proceeded so smoothly and that everyone seemed to have a great time. I wish the students success in their future legal careers.”
About Schklar & Heim, LLC:
Schklar & Heim, LLC is an Atlanta business litigation law firm. The firm’s attorneys are nationally recognized for obtaining superior results in complex legal malpractice, securities fraud, construction disputes, intellectual property litigation, and domestic relations cases, while providing unmatched attention to detail and client service.