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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1973)
thursday, november 29, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 50
New law group steps up minority recruiting
By Lori Demo
U NL's newly formed Student Bar Assoc. (SBA)
Tuesday announced their goal of increasing the
number of minority law students at UNL's College of
According to committee chairperson Brian Waid,
the effott will include communication with minority
groups in Nebraska and the Midwest and exploring
sources of scholarship money.
"The eventual goal of our activities is to meet the
state's need for more minority lawyers," Waid said.
He said the 1970 census figures indicate that
among more than 2,500 professionals in Nebraska
identified as lawyers, fewer than 25 (1 per cent) are
minority persons, compared to the 3.4 per cent
minority population in the state.
In the last six years, more than 750 students have
been graduated from the College of Law; six were
biack. Five minority students, all freshmen, are
enrolled now, he said.
At a noon press conference, committee member
Olivia Guerra Hayes outlined the steps the group has
taken to encourage minoiity applications for
admission to the school.
"We have scheduled meetings with minority
groups both on and off campus to answer any
questions about law school," she said. "We have
prepared a packet covering opportunities in law for
minorities, financial aid and the UNL College of Law,
which is being sent out to minority advisers at
co!i'"jes pud universities in a six-state area."
She also said SBA members, in addition to the
personal contact and mailing packets, have been
working with the students division of the American
Bar Assoc. to secure additional funds for scholarships
and loans for students who qualify.
Waid said the SBA committee is divided into a
recruiting subcommittee, a financial aids
subcommittee and a public relations subcommittee.
Tht; public relations subcommittee is responsible
foi providing materials for mailings and the press, he
said. The recruiting subcommittee meets with
students, student groups and "anyone else who wants
help, to try to put things on a personal level."
He said law school admission can be an
intimidating experience with the entrance exams and
"We try to overcome this by giving counsel in
these aspects," he said. "We try to tell them that law
school isn't an impossible goal. People tend to stand
in awe of law school. We want to destroy this myth.
Regular people do attend law school, and the
opportunity for minorities is there."
"The committee directs its efforts in two
directions," he said. "The short-range goal is aimed at
the undergraduate seniors and juniors who will be
available immediately, while the long-range goal is
aimed at educating undergraduates as well as high
school students to show them the opportunity is
there, and it is not impossible."
Waid said the financial aids subcommittee is
looking for money to help carry on the s.;
efforts of the recruiting subcommittee. Dun
last two fiscal years, ASUN has given 5
scholarships, and the committee has app!i
student division of the National Bar Assoc. i
to match that amount.
The committee also is asking lav;
individuals for money.
"The law college administration has givn i .
funds they have. It wasn't much, but it w-i, :
had," Waid said. "All of these tm:
distributed on a need basis."
Another SBA committee member, G-.
said anyone with a possible interest in law i, v
to contact the committee through the lav . ii .
"It is especially important that peo; !, i .
in applying for next fall contact us or the 1
soon, because the
approaching," he said.
By Susanne Schafer
ASUN, in its role as a "patriotic
established a car pool service to conserve fuel, according to an
announcement made by first vice president Mark Hoeger to
the Senate Wednesday evening.
The Senate will place a sign up board and map by the door
to the North Crib in the main lobby of the Nebraska Union
sometime this week.
A map of Lincoln and sign up forms will be provided to list
the location of cars and riders available, their destinations and
The service was suggested by the executives earlier this
week, according to second vice president Sue Overing.
It was announced by Sen. Dave Thurber that the Student
Bar Association has bttm akod by the Senate Appointments
Committee to interview law co!!ege students for positions on
the ASUN Student Court.
Because the positions were not filled by appointment
during th Beocher administration, as is required by the ASUN
constitution, the ASUN executives have moved to fill the
The Student Bar Association has been asked to name three
volunteers to serve on the interviewing committee, Thurber
said. They are: Jim Barbee, Joe DeMott and Steve Machov.
Three ASUN senators also will serve on the interviewing
committee. Sens. Bob Potter, Todd Patterson and Mary
The interviewing committee will make recommendations to
the ASUN president for the seven positions on the court. The
court, according to the ASUN constitution, is to be composed
of seven students, one who acts as chief justice and who must
IwJ a rnmhfir if thn laiA rollfio anH cn acenriate iliHnpS Thf
court is to decide on ASUN constitutional questions.
UNL faculty urgec
keep role balance
Urging UNL faculty members to maintain a b a'.ii
research, education, and service to the state, Jaei.
chairman of the sociology department, expressed eon
resolution before the faculty on the University's m!e
At a meeting of the faculty senate Tuesday, Km
members that he was not opposing service and n .
feared the faculty believed alter he spoke mii
resolution at an earlier meeting.
The resolution, which was brought to the H .
professor Paul Olson, would have the senate on iceo,
that the University must provide for inipiovernen:
programs and creation of new programs "even at 'h
reducing or eliminating currently operating pr f'u ... :
audience for the program no longer exists."
A motion to table the resolution by Kimberly a
New Nil exec select e
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The Daily Nebraskan was told late Wedne
William Erskine, vice president foi business attain at L
University, will be appointed executive vice pi :
administration at NU. The post was vacated evrleM
when Howard Neville resigned.
The announcement is expected to come lx hre " ; '
be acted on formally at the next Board of Hegeni
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