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Virtual EducationUSA Law Fair Attracts Hundreds of Prospective Filipino Students
July 22, 2020

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U.S. Embassy staff and law school representatives interact with more than 250 Filipino law students and lawyers via Zoom.

Manila, July 22, 2020 — More than 250 Filipinos interested in pursuing LL.M. (Master of Laws) degrees at world-class U. S. law schools attended EducationUSA Philippines’ first-ever virtual law university fair on Saturday, July 18.

At the free virtual event, the following 15 U.S. law schools gave real-time admissions advice, industry insights, information on in-person and online program options, and application tips to law fair participants:

  1. Boston College (Massachusetts)
  2. Loyola University Chicago (Illinois)
  3. Temple University (Pennsylvania)
  4. Saint Louis University (Missouri)
  5. Stetson University (Florida)
  6. Suffolk University (Massachusetts)
  7. Syracuse University (New York)
  8. The Ohio State University (Ohio)
  9. Tulane University (Louisiana)
  10. University of California, Los Angeles (California)
  11. University of Michigan (Michigan)
  12. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Nevada)
  13. University of New Hampshire (New Hampshire)
  14. University of San Francisco (California)
  15. Wake Forest University (North Carolina)

“The experience was really good,” said a lawyer who attended the event.  “The fair was quite informative and the resource persons were really engaging, especially when they shared their personal experience in the program and on the campus itself.”

During the event, participants visited the individual virtual “booths” of each law school as well as an EducationUSA Philippines breakout room, where two education advisers answered general questions about remote learning options, financial aid, and the benefits of international education.

Legal Education Board, the Philippine government agency responsible for the regulation of legal education in the country, heavily promoted the fair to its LEB network.

EducationUSA provides free advising services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries, and offers students resources and tools to help navigate the five steps to U.S. study: researching schools, identifying financial aid opportunities, completing applications, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure.  There are more than 4,700 accredited higher education institutions in the United States, and an EducationUSA adviser can help students narrow their options, define their priorities, and plan their college careers.  EducationUSA does not offer scholarships, but can assist students in identifying scholarship and financial assistance opportunities.

You can find more information about EducationUSA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/educationusa.philippines and on Twitter at @EducationUSA_PH.dsf