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Law Enforcement Career Days Set at UVI April 7 & 8

The University of the Virgin Islands will host Law Enforcement Career Days on St. Thomas on April 7, and on St. Croix on April 8. The activities represent an expansion of UVI's traditional Law School Awareness Fair, adding participation by law enforcement field officers from more than 23 federal and local agencies. This year's career days will also feature presentations by local law practitioners and representatives and recruiters from seven law schools.

The sessions are open to recent or prospective college graduates and to anyone in the community with an interest in careers in law and law enforcement. Both sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On St. Thomas, the activities will take place in the Sports and Fitness Center. On St. Croix, Career Day will be held in the Evans Center.

According to the organizers, law enforcement offers exciting and fulfilling career opportunities. Careers in law enforcement encompass a myriad of jobs that typically attract individuals with educational and professional backgrounds in criminology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, information technology and engineering, as well as those studying liberal arts and science disciplines. Participating agencies include the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, the V.I. Police Department, the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Transportation Security Association, the V.I. Department of Justice, the Superior Court, Superior Court, National Park Service, U.S. Marshall Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office. A complete list of participating agencies and related qualifications is featured on the Career Services page of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Law schools at the 2011 event include Case Western Reserve University, the Charlotte School of Law, New York School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, the University of Tennessee School of Law, Whittier Law School and the Widener School of Law.

Each day will feature a panel discussion - from 11 a.m. to noon - designed to inform students about law school requirements, the law school experience and careers in the field of law. Students will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the representatives to get specific information about the respective schools and to learn about scholarship opportunities.

The Law Enforcement Career days are presented at UVI in collaboration with the V.I. Government's Division of Personnel, the V.I. High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

For more information on St. Thomas, contact: Verna Rivers at (340) 693-1087 or send e-mail to: vrivers@uvi.edu. On St. Croix, details are available from Anyha Lord at (340) 692-4180 or send e-mail to alord@uvi.edu.