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These Proceedings are a compilation of ideas and articles presented at the 1991 Midwest Region BLSA Recruitment and Retention Conference, held at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. The focus of this year's Conference was retention, and topics ranged from pre-law summer programs to minority clerkship programs; panelists ranged from students, to faculty members, to members of the practicing bar. These Proceedings reflect the shared goal of all those who participated in the Conference--the goal of increased diversity in the legal profession. Table of Contents Introduction - Kathleen Patchel Welcome - Judith A. Browne Keynote Address - Nathaniel R. Jones Preparing Minority Students for Law School: The Program for Minority Access to Law School - Mark Cordes Preparing American Indians for Law School: The American Indian Law Center's Pre-Law Summer Institute - Heidi Estes & Robert Laurence The Role of CLEO in Successful Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students - Denise W. Purdie Financial Aid and Recruitment - Ruth A. Witherspoon The Connection between Recruitment and Retention - Frank Motley The Role of Minority Faculty in the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color - Paula C. Johnson Role of Student Services Professionals in Promoting and Supporting a Diverse Law Student Body - Edwin R. Hazen Draft Statement of Student Services Administrators Good Practices - Edwin R. Hazen The LSAC Academic Support Program Workbook from the Perspective of a Novice User - Kathleen Patchel The Chicago Bar Association's Minority Clerkship Program - Mark Latham

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Northern Illinois University Law Review

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National Black Law Students Association, National Black Law Students Association Midwest Region Second Annual Midwest Recruitment and Retention Conference: Focus on Retention--Strategies that Work Articles and Proceedings, 12 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 255 (1992).

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