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Two TWU students selected for national law school seminar

5/14/09



Photo credit: Scott Bauer
From left: Cristal Retana and Diana Cruz

DENTON – Texas Woman’s University seniors Cristal Retana and Diana Cruz are among only 210 students in the nation selected to attend the 2009 Council on Legal Education Opportunity/Thurgood Marshall ASAP (Achieving Success in the Application Process) Prelaw Seminar in Los Angeles this summer.

“I have always had a passion to become a lawyer,” said Ms. Cruz, a government senior from Hughes Springs. “I hope to learn efficient application strategies to select a law school that is right for me and my future law career.”

Both Ms. Retana and Ms. Cruz plan to attend law school after graduating from TWU this May.

“Being accepted to this seminar will give me the tools necessary to successfully gain admission to law school,” said Ms. Retana, a pre-law senior from Farmer’s Branch. “Attending this seminar will benefit me tremendously as I look ahead to my future career in law and politics.”

Ms. Retana recently completed a Texas Legislative internship with Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) as one of only 14 students in the state selected for the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

Ms. Cruz also recently finished an internship at the Texas Legislature with Rep. Veronica Gonzales (D-McAllen) as one of only 50 students in the state selected for the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP).

The goal of the ASAP Prelaw Seminars is to prepare talented students from traditionally under-represented populations to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. The ASAP program focuses on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students during the application process. For more information, visit www.cleoscholars.com.

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