Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Governor Ritter Addresses Colorado State University Alums in Inaugural RAMS Juris Doctor Event March 18

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.

FORT COLLINS - 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.