Nov. 5, 2012
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Megan Marks, a Fort Wayne native and Purdue University senior, has made history. She is the first student admitted to the new law school at Indiana Tech.
Marks, a 21-year-old psychology major, decided to take advantage of the law school’s early binding decision admissions program and sent her only application to Indiana Tech. According to Law School Dean Peter Alexander, “several people indicated to us that Indiana Tech Law School was their top choice, so we decided to give those applicants a streamlined early admission application process. I’m glad that Megan took advantage of the program.”
Marks is equally pleased. “I really wanted to attend a law school near my home and where I eventually wanted to work,” she said. “When I heard a law school was coming to Fort Wayne, I knew that’s where I had to apply first.”
Indiana Tech Law School plans to welcome its first class in August 2013 and has set a goal of having 100 students in that entering group.
“Knowing that students like Megan are interested in us means that our message is reaching the very population we would like to have in our student body,” Alexander said. “Megan has very strong credentials and could probably attend many of the law schools in our region. I expect to receive many more applications like hers in the coming months.”
Indiana Tech President Arthur Snyder enthusiastically welcomed Marks to the law school’s charter class. “It’s wonderful and so very appropriate that our first law student is a Fort Wayne native! Megan is an exemplary undergraduate student, and I am confident she will excel as a law student as well.”
Marks is excited to begin the next chapter of her academic life as a member of the charter class at Indiana Tech Law School. “It’s exciting knowing that our class will get to set the standards for everyone after us. If everything goes as planned I’d love to study estate law and focus on trust and wills.”
Marks has several years before she has to decide exactly what type of law interests her but, for now, she is pleased to know that the new law school in her hometown has welcomed her as its very first student.
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