The University of the Virgin Islands will be the place to be during the first week of April for anyone interested in a career in law enforcement or in attending law school. Recruitment fairs for law enforcement and law school are slated for April 3 and 5, respectively, on the St. Thomas campus. Both fairs will be offered on April 4 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Organizers said more than 500 persons passed through the doors at UVI for last year's law enforcement and law school fairs.
The fairs will provide any interested persons - not just recent high school or college graduates - a chance to meet professionals in the various fields and discuss employment opportunities.
Careers in law enforcement provide excellent pay and benefits, and encompass a wide variety of positions for persons with educational or professional backgrounds in criminology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, IT, engineering, and other liberal arts and science disciplines.
Those interested in attending law school will have the chance to learn about the possibilities from recruiters representing 11 top schools.
On St. Thomas
On Tuesday, April 3, recruiters from 26 law enforcement agencies will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center. On Thursday, April 5, law school representatives will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., also in the Sports and Fitness Center.
On St. Croix
On Wednesday, April 4, both recruitment fairs - with 26 law enforcement agencies and 11 law schools represented - will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall.
Participating federal and local law enforcement agencies: Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Virgin Islands Police Department, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Postal Inspection Service, Transportation Security Administration, V.I. Depart Of Justice, Bureau of Corrections, Virgin Islands Port Authority, Taxi Cab Commission, Superior Court, National Park Service, U.S. Marshall Service, U.S. Attorney's Office and others.
Participating law schools: Ave Maria School of Law, Barry University School of Law, Chapman University School of Law, Charlotte School of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida International University College of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hoftsra University, New York Law School, Northeastern University School of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Widener Law School.