January 05, 2018

Media Advisory – ‘Business Boot Camp’

The Southern Illinois University School of Law is hosting a workshop next week for students that will help them effectively communicate and advise business clients. Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend the workshop. 

The fifth “Business Boot Camp” is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 9-10, in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building at SIU Carbondale. More than 30 law school students will learn varying aspects in business and transactional law from faculty and law school alumni. 

With the start of a new year, many people might be considering various ways to start a new business and the workshop will provide introductions to topics including employment and labor law, basic business planning and an introduction to health benefits in small businesses. 

The media is welcome to attend any of the sessions, but a panel discussion regarding educating students in careers in business and transactional law at 5:15 p.m. is recommended. Mike Ruiz, assistant dean for career services and special projects, will moderate the discussion focusing on careers in business and transactional law and featuring law school alumni on the panel. A reception that follows the panel will provide a good opportunity for interviews with students, faculty and alumni. 

Law school alumni participating in the panel discussion are Billie Elliott McAuliffe, a member with LewisRice in St. Louis; Carson Maricle, an associate with Greensfelder in St. Louis; and Breanne E. Sergent, an attorney with Lashly & Baer, P.C., St. Louis. 

George Mocsary, an assistant professor at the law school, is event coordinator. Other faculty who are involved with the workshop include professors Cheryl Anderson and William Drennan; assistant professors Jennifer Brobst and Alicia Jones; associate professor Michael Koehler and adjunct faculty Dana Frazier. Also scheduled to present during sessions are alumni attorneys Martin Parsons and Martine Jackson and entrepreneurs Peter Haller and Twan Bell. 

For more information about the event, contact Diane Regan, the law school’s interim director of communication and alumni outreach, at 618/453-8768.